Barcelona's Arc de Triomf
This triumphal arch was built for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition.
Detail of the Monumental Cascade's façade in Ciutadella Park
The statue on top of the monument is known as "Quadriga de l’Aurora," and was created by Rossend Nobas, some of whose sculptures can also be found at the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The Venus façade was made by Francesc Pagès i Serratosa.
Detail of the Monumental Cascade
In this photo you can see in more detail the horses in the Quadriga de l’Aurora, as well as the ram head in the central shaft. You can also see the Venus façade and the golden birds around the arc, which look like herons, standing on poles with the 4 stripes of Catalonia’s Senyera flag on one side, and a Templar-style cross on the other.
Statues of the Monumental Cascade
On the left, a work entitled "Amphitrite," portraying the goddess of the sea, and wife of Poseidon. On the top right, "The Birth of Venus."
Submerged tree in the pond at Ciutadella Park
Southwest path of the Ciutadella Park
Detail of the southwest façade of the Sagrada Familia
The façade of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, a work of Antoni Gaudí still under construction, oriented towards the homonymous square in Sardenya street, represents the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Between the statues, the capitals of the columns alternate between the letters A and O, alpha and omega, which usually accompany Christograms, such as the one in the next photo of the same façade.
Façade of the passion, death and resurrection of the Sagrada Familia
Detail of the façade of the passion, death and resurrection of the Sagrada Familia. The symbol before and after the name Jesus seems to correspond to the Christogram that is formed by merging the Greek initials of ??s??? ???st?? (Jesus Christ).
Monumental façade of the birth of Jesus
In the lower part of the religious scenes you can see a reptile sculpture resembling an iguana or salamander, a character Gaudí also featured in the main stairs of Park Güell, through the sculpture known as "el Drac," the dragon.
Apse of the Sagrada Familia
In this section of the apse you can also see multiple iguanas or salamanders, which, just as the snakes in the previous photo, seem to be the equivalent of Gothic gargoyles in this Art Nouveau work, fulfilling a practical function as well, since they are part of drain pipes that organically blend with the rest of the structure.
The Sagrada Familia from Gaudí square
In this older photo from 2014 you can see the construction works on the top right corner, corresponding to the apse of the Sagrada Familia. In the top center part of the photo, below the white winged character, another Christogram can be seen, or monogram JHS, sometimes interchangeably written IHS, as in the coat of arms of the Jesuit order.