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Europe is arguably the most beautiful continents when it comes to natural beauty, but it is also a continent full of rich history and cultural gems. One such European country that attests to this is Spain. If you have the privilege of visiting one of Spain's most historic and lovely cities, Barcelona, then no doubt you are ready to dive into the city's heritage and behold its landmarks and splendor for yourself. In this article, we will discuss 4 historic places to visit in Barcelona, Spain, that will be sure to impact you positively for years to come.
This landmark in Barcelona is breathtakingly beautiful despite having never been completed. Designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi, this Roman Catholic church was begun in the year 1882 and opened up to public viewing in 2010. It stands 566 feet high and is home to a museum as well as truly incomparable views of the city. You should definitely stop by this historic place, and bring your camera!
This park gives you some fabulous sights of the sculptural buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi, the same architect who created the concept of Sagrada Familia. Buildings are covered in eye-catching mosaics, meandering steps, and lovely sculptures that give this part of the city a very whimsical feel. In this park, you can also find fabulous views of the city, as it sits upon a part of a mountain, as well as a museum dedicated to Gaudi's work.
La Rambla is a street in Barcelona that is not only highly visually appealing but lined with historic buildings rich with Spanish heritage. Take this path to come across the Christopher Columbus Monument located at Port Vell, are just relax and wander while you enjoy some of the best shopping the city has to offer. La Rambla is also a wonderful place to be when it comes to special events and festivals that Barcelona hosts throughout the year. This is a place to be when it comes to enjoying a stroll while soaking in Spanish culture and history.
Another structure designed and built by Antoni Gaudi, this is by and far considered to be one of his masterpieces. This building housed apartments in a fantastical and whimsical style and was built as a replica of a former home. Today it serves as a museum that is open to the public. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the curving roof built to resemble a dragon!
Spain is a country that is one of the most beautiful that Europe has to offer, and Barcelona is certainly no disappointment in that regard. We highly suggest that you take your time in this city to soak up the culture and beauty of not only the landscape but the architecture and landmarks as well. From whimsical buildings that look like they are straight out of a fairytale to monuments like the Christopher Columbus Monument, you will be sure to have the time of your life. Make sure you come armed with a camera!