The City of Gaudi

spain

Sport

Barcelona is the home to Barcelona FC one of the richest football clubs in the world and having the 1st biggest stadium in the Europe with the ability to hold around 100,000 people. The stadium is visited by more than 1.5 million people a year, making it the most visited museum in Barcelona.

Festivals

If going to Barcelona, make sure you are around on September 24th to witness the city famous festival known as La Merce that is in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce. The festival lasts for 5 days, including events such as Sardana dancing, projection/lights show, a fire run, numerous parades and a firework display to celebrate the end of summer and the welcoming of the cold autumn and winter months.

Places to go

Whenever you’re in Barcelona, there will always be something to see, from the ‘best beach city’ considered by National Geographic or to even see the famous unfinished Sagrada Familia which is considered a UNESCO world heritage site. Construction began here in 1882 and is estimated to be completed in 2026 due to many mishaps including the Spanish civil war, stopping construction from taking place.

Casa Batllo is known as the colourful dragon of the city with the creation being from Antoni Gaudi. The exterior of the building is curved throughout, with features appearing to be similar to skulls and bones and colours chosen according to marine life.

 

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