Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the worlds major global cities.
One of the places to visit in Barcelona is the basilica or the sagrada famillia. It is is a large roman catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882. Sagrada Familia’s construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project’s greatest challenges remaining and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.
Apart from the architecture and the artone must definetly take a stroll on la rambia. It is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was “the only street in the world which I wish would never end. The same can be said for Barcelona!