Barcelona

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The Casa Batlló was built (1877) and remodelled (1904–1906) by Antoni Gaudí. It is major landmark of Catalonia’s Art Nouveau and Modernist style. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), because windows have bone-like pillars and balconies look like pieces of skulls.

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The Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (The Quarry), is another building designed by Antoni Gaudí (1905–1912). It was built for the married couple, Roser Segimon and Pere Milà. The top floor, attic and the extraordinary roof are open to visitors:

Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography

La Sagrada Família is Antoni Gaudí’s best-known work and has become an undisputed symbol of Barcelona. Extravagant, ambitious and controversial, this unique modern cathedral has been under construction since 1882 and is expected to be completed by 2030:

Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography

Park Güell is a big garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900-1914. The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, the idea of Count Eusebi Güell, whom the park was named after:

Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography

In a middle of Plaça Nova you will discovere the series of sand-cast friezes around the facade of the Col·legi d’Arquitectes, designed by Pablo Picasso and produced by the Carl Nesjar. The facade was the first Picasso work allowed in Spain after the 1936-39 Spanish civil war:

Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography
Sylwia Besz-Miazga Photography

Close to the Parc de l’Escorxador, in the middle of a small square stands a statue called Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird) by Joan Miró. 22 meters sculpture was complete in 1982:

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