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Inside the Magnificent Barcelona Cathedral

Better than Santa Maria Cathedral, the Barcelona Cathedral is the epitome of religious devotion, and most importantly, of Gothic architecture. Its high-rise pillars, the overall size of the cathedral, and the atmosphere inside awakened my spirit and encouraged me to stay there for more than an hour. Before I could

Palau Guell in Barcelona is a Mansion With Splendid Interior

The Palau Guell in Barcelona may look ordinary outside but wait until you step on inside. It’s splendid! Truly magnifique!  Barcelona is love not because of its 24/7 party scenes, but also because it has some of the most architecturally and artistically revered ancient buildings such as the Paul Guell

City Skyline: Splendid Views of Barcelona From Montjuic Castle

The views of Barcelona from Montjuic Castle is stunningly marvelous. Situated on the top of the Montjuic hill overlooking Barcelona, Castle Montjuic is an epitome of the resilience of Barcelona against the oppressions and invasions. Yet, it is also a monument of the victory of Spain over Catalan some 350

Hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona’s Window to Art Nouveau

The former hospital Sant Pau is Barcelona’s window to art nouveau. The moment you enter the gate, you know you’re inside a place that would take you to bygone times. You’d never even know that in the past, these buildings were used as hospitals. From outside, the pointed spires and

Park Guell in Barcelona is Visually Stunning

Park Guell in Barcelona is visually stunning. I’m not only referring to the legacy of arts and architecture that Antoni Gaudi left but also to the nature and breathtaking views you’ll see from up here. You’ve never been to Barcelona if you’ve never been to Parc Guell. This is the

The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona remains one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe, attracting over 32 million people per year and it is easy to see why. This historic city, with its incredible architecture, energetic nightlife and famous beaches make this an attractive holiday destination for tourists. Barcelona also has a fantastic

The Symbols on the Facade of Sagrada Familia

From afar, the Sagrada Familia is a towering Gothic structure that dominates the skyline of Barcelona. But if you get closer and look up, you’ll find yourself wondering on what the symbols on its facade mean or stand for. However, if you’re a devout Christian or Catholic, these symbols are

Casa Pedrera – The House That Looks Like an Open Quarry

In Barcelona, there’s a house that the locals fondly call Casa Pedrera (or the Quarry). If you look at its facade, it really looks like a rugged quarry. However, its original name was Casa Mila. Anton Gaudi, Catalan’s most beloved architect built it for the wealthy Mila Family. This house

Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones

Casa Batllo at Night Really Looks Like a House of Bones – and these photos prove that. As soon as the lights are turned on, you can clearly see skulls and skinny bones. Don’t just admire Casa Batllo closer but I’d suggest you go across the street and see it

Take a Peek of Catalan Art at MNAC

To be honest, I never had the chance to take a peek of Catalan Art at MNAC (Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). I arrived at almost 4 in the afternoon on my last day in Barcelona and I simply didn’t have much time. Instead, I went around and admired the

Step Back in Time at Barri Gotic

To step back in time at Barri Gotic, you better be here early in the morning when the narrow streets are empty. When the Gothic Quarter is deserted, you can really feel like you’re time-traveling. From the cold cobbled stones on tapered paths to the sharp spires above, visitors are

The Majestic Arc de Triomf in Barcelona

The majestic Arc de Triomf in Barcelona is usually the meeting place of walking tours in the city. It is one of the city’s landmarks that is visited by tourists  usually during the day. In late afternoon, you’ll find more locals here walking, running and strolling around – and all the

Casa Batllo – The House of Bones

The locals in Barcelona call Casa Batllo -as The House of Bones. You can’t blame them because if you look at it outside from afar, the casa looks like bones, indeed. Its eclectic facade design carries through the walls, door, floors and rooms inside the house. So, it’s a good

Barcelona from the top of Sagrada Familia

Yes, you can go to the top of Sagrada Familia by elevator. However, the lift doesn’t really bring you to the topmost floor. You’ll have to climb some steps to go to the uppermost part. The elevator is too small and the steps are too narrow. That’s why, you can’t
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