Panoramic view of Barcelona from "Parc del Carmel" (Carmel Park) next to Park Güell. The Agbar tower stands out on the left with its elliptical shape, and you can see the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) on the right, with the always active cranes around it.
Barcelona has over 2.5 miles of beaches, all accessible to individuals with mobility impairments. There is a wide range of services available and activities to do, including surfing, and there are parallel paths that allow you to stroll, skate, or ride bikes and small motorized vehicles along the entire coastline.
Sunset from Montjuïc
The port of Barcelona
Font Màgica de Montjuïc
The magic fountain of Montjuic in Josep Puig i Cadafalch square, very close to the "Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya" (National Art Museum of Catalonia). This fountain is artificially illuminated at night, but during the day, the Sun also produces interesting refractive effects with the sprinkled water for photography.
The National Dock
Passeig de Jean Forestier
The stairs of this promenade are flanked by some artistic waterfalls that create a suitable environment close to the Art Museum of Catalonia. They were designed by the French landscape architect Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier.
Barcelona from Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional
In this panoramic view of Barcelona, from the ascent to the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the four ionic columns by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch stand out. Behind them, in the center of the photo, the cylindrical building corresponds to the Arenas de Barcelona in "Plaça d’Espanya" (Spain Square), which used to be a bullring until 1977, but fortunately this horrible and savage practice was replaced by a shopping center.
Maremagnum and Barceloneta, night
On the right stands the funicular tower that connects "Plaça de l’Armada" (Armada square) with the business complex World Trade Center Barcelona, which is the building on the middle right side of the picture. In the center of the photo, the shopping mall Maremagnum. Behind Maremagnum, there’s a little square, Plaça de l’Odissea, and a short street where there are usually artists painting and selling their paintings, as they do in the Ramblas, some of which are very talented.
Maremagnum to Barceloneta, day
Jardins de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer
These tiered garden ponds are often surrounded by flowers.
Detail of the Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer garden
Pont del Bisbe
The Barcelona Cathedral
Chandeliers and vaulted ceilings of the Barcelona Cathedral or "Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia" (Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia). You can see the ogival arch, or pointed arch, and the quadripartite ribbed vaults, which are characteristic elements of the classic Gothic style. Many of these piers and arcades are reminiscent of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was completed 85 years before this one, but during the same stylistic period.
Barcelona Cathedral interior
Here you can see some composite piers, as well as the pointed arches and the quadripartite vaults, very frequent in the beginnings of the Gothic style period. This cathedral was begun in 1298 and was completed in 1430, and is actually the third cathedral built in the same place. The former cathedral, built in the middle of the XI century was Romanesque, and even before there was a Christian basilica built in the VI century.
Juan de Austria’s Royal Galley
The "Museu Maritim" (Maritime Museum) of Barcelona has a collection of ships spanning across centuries, navigation instruments, and also a restoration workshop where you can see work in progress. This is one of the most featured pieces of this museum, a replica of the royal galley used in the battle of Lepanto in 1571.
Casa Milà, a cultural center better known as “La Pedrera”, was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, whose works are featured throughout the city, including Park Güell, which is included in another gallery.
A long exposure view of the traffic in Ronda Litoral, going through the promenade Moll de la Fusta, and behind, the massive column corresponding to the Columbus monument at the end of the Ramblas, which is also a 360-degree viewpoint.
Generalitat de Catalunya door
Panoramic view of Barcelona
View of Barcelona from Parc del Carmel next to Park Güell.
Plaça de l’Armada
Ronda Litoral at night
Port of Barcelona from Montjuic
Port of Barcelona at night
Spain Square Fountain
Sunset in L’Hospitalet
Barcelona at night
The building at the center of the photo is Barcelona’s Customs. The column on the left is the Columbus monument. Behind the Customs is a platform over the water, the Rambla de Mar, which leads to the shopping mall Maremagnum and the "Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona" (Royal Maritime Club of Barcelona).