Monday, January 14, 2008

Lonely Planet - Barcelona's Iconic Structures

Arc de Triomf is the formal gate to Parc de la Ciutadella and this massive red-brick triumphal arch was built in 1888. 

MNAC: the Palau Nacional was one of the emblematic structures of the 1929 Universal Exposition. Nowadays it houses the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Every night from 7 p.m. there is a musical fountain show at the foot of the building.

Hospital de La Santa Creu I Sant Pau is one of the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO.

Placa del Rei is the most beautiful part of the Barri Gothic. Mirador dei Rei Marti (King Martin's Watchtower) rises above the Placa del Rei.


One of the towers leading to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.


Casa Batllo is one of Antoni Gaudi's centerpiece with extraordinary facade.

La Pedrera - thought by many as a  crowning glory of the modernista movement. An avant-garde apartment built by Antoni Gaudi, which is the real name is Casa Milla.  

La Sagrada Familia is a basilica or church. Another Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece. Unfinished legacy, begun the building in 1882, this soaring 'Holy Family' church, is a tastement to his singular vision: the art of the impossible. It's bejeweled spires drip like melting candlesticks can be seen in the following pictures...



Torre Agbar (Agbar Tower) is 142 metres tall and its shape, colour and cutting edge structure have made it one of the icons of Barcelona's skyline. Designed by Jean Nouvel, a French architect, this phallic skyscraper illuminates at night with the color of Barca, the local futbol (soccer) team. It has 4,500 LED luminous devices that allow generation of luminous images in the facade


3 comments:

Shahneel Saharudin said...

mana pegi lagu michael Buble?

Josh said...

Nice photos. But how come no story one?

[danial][ma] said...

hej!
[shaneel]...you asked for it...i put back the song...enjoy plus another two songs from hirai ken & chaka khan...

[josh] ...let the pics tell you the story, can huh? well will put some later...

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