Barcelona

'Plaça de Catalunya' in the heart of Barcelona

Plaça de Catalunya in the heart of Barcelona

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On Friday, February 27, 2015, we drove to Barcelona for a long weekend. This is a very manageable trip: the distance is roughly 640 kilometers, or just under 400 miles, and it's all highway. We had booked accommodations near the Plaça de Catalunya. Unerringly, we drove right up to the hotel (thanks, GPS!), parked the car in the garage and did not touch it again until we left Barcelona the following Monday morning. In the short time we were there, we traveled essentially by sightseeing bus; our two-day passes allowed us to hop on and off these buses wherever we pleased. We made extensive use of this to see the sights we wanted. In addition, we covered some 31 kilometers on foot. The photos on this page are not presented in chronological order; rather, they roughly follow the red and blue bus routes, respectively. All pictures are geo-tagged; with a suitable EXIF reader you can find out where and when a photo was taken. Have fun visiting Barcelona with us!


Driving up 'Rambla de Catalunya' On 'Passeig de Gràcia'

Driving up Rambla de Catalunya

On Passeig de Gràcia


'Casa Amatller' and 'Casa Batlló' A closer look at the façade of 'Casa Batlló'

Casa Amatller
and Casa Batlló

A closer look at the façade of Casa Batlló


On 'Passeig de Gràcia' Antoni Gaudí's 'La Pedrera'

On Passeig de Gràcia

Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera


Gorgeous building on 'Carrer d'Aribau' On 'Avinguda Diagonal'

Gorgeous building on Carrer d'Aribau

On Avinguda Diagonal


On 'Avinguda Diagonal' Building with "eyelids" on 'Plaça de Francesc Macià'

On Avinguda Diagonal

Building with "eyelids" on Plaça de Francesc Macià


'Plaça dels Països Catalans' 'Woman and Bird' in the 'Parc de Joan Miró'

Plaça dels Països Catalans

Woman and Bird in the Parc de Joan Miró


Bullring turned shopping center in the 'Plaça d'Espanya' Plaça d'Espanya

Bullring turned shopping center in the Plaça d'Espanya

Plaça d'Espanya


Heading for 'Montjuïc' Looking back to the 'Plaça d'Espanya'

Heading for Montjuïc

Looking back to the Plaça d'Espanya


The 'Palau Nacional' on the hill is home to the Catalan Art Museum Cascades

The Palau Nacional on the hill is home to the Catalan Art Museum

Cascades


The 'Plaça d'Espanya' seen from the top City view with the 'Sagrada Família' in the distance

The Plaça d'Espanya seen from the top

City view with the Sagrada Família in the distance


Roof of the 'La Font Del Gat' restaurant in the Laribal gardens The Laribal gardens

Roof of the La Font Del Gat restaurant in the Laribal gardens

The Laribal gardens


The 'Portas de Ávila' at the 'Poble Espanyol' The 'Montjuïc' Cable Car

The Portas de Ávila at the Poble Espanyol

The Montjuïc Cable Car


Seaside promenade 'Plaça d'Antonio López'

Seaside promenade

Plaça d'Antonio López


In the 'Parc de la Ciutadella' The dragon fountain in the 'Parc de la Ciutadella'

In the Parc de la Ciutadella

The dragon fountain in the Parc de la Ciutadella


Mammoth sculpture in the 'Parc de la Ciutadella' Barcelona's 'Arc de Triomf'

Mammoth sculpture in the Parc de la Ciutadella

Barcelona's Arc de Triomf


The Maritime Museum Headquarters of the Third General Subinspectorate of the Army

The Maritime Museum

Headquarters of the Third General Subinspectorate of the Army


'Pla del Palau' Contrasting styles on the 'Avinguda de la Catedral'

Pla del Palau

Contrasting styles on the Avinguda de la Catedral


'La Rambla' Carrer dels Tallers

La Rambla

Carrer dels Tallers


'Carrer des les Ramelleres' 'Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol' Archway to the 'Plaça Reial'

Carrer des les Ramelleres

Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

Archway to the Plaça Reial


The 'Plaça Reial' 'Plaça Sant Jaume'

The Plaça Reial

Plaça Sant Jaume


The colorful tile roof of the Santa Caterina Market The Ohla Hotel on the 'Via Laietana'

The colorful tile roof of the Santa Caterina Market

The Ohla Hotel on the Via Laietana


Elaborate façade on the 'Via Laietana' The massive 'Caixa Catalunya' headquarters

Elaborate façade on the Via Laietana

The massive Caixa Catalunya headquarters


The 'Sagrada Família' The 'Sagrada Família'

The Sagrada Família

The Sagrada Família


The 'Sagrada Família' The 'Sagrada Família'

The Sagrada Família

The Sagrada Família


Antoni Gaudí's 'Parc Güell' The multicolored mosaic salamander

Antoni Gaudí's Parc Güell

The multicolored mosaic salamander


At the park entrance Gaudí's angled columns The colonnade supports the main terrace

At the park entrance

Gaudí's angled columns

The colonnade supports the main terrace


Colonnaded pathway with sloping columns The main terrace above the colonnade

Colonnaded pathway with sloping columns

The main terrace above the colonnade


'Parc Güell' is a popular family outing spot 'Casa Martí Trias i Domènech'
Parc Güell is a popular family outing spot
Casa Martí Trias i Domènech


Covered walkway The Gaudí House museum

Covered walkway

The Gaudí House museum


The 'Tramvia Blau' Building on 'Carrer de París'

The Tramvia Blau

Building on Carrer de París


'Ronda de Sant Pere' Back on 'Plaça de Catalunya'

Ronda de Sant Pere

Back on Plaça de Catalunya

These and many more photographs taken in Barcelona are available in one of our web galleries.
Among other things, the gallery allows viewing the photos as a slide show. Check it out!




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