Simple charms of Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic…
There’s a different Barcelona behind Las Ramblas and you wouldn’t believe it until you stride a few feet down a side street into the city’s old Gothic Quarter, Barri Gòtic. This vast area stretching between Las Ramblas and Via Laetana is where Romans had developed their early settlement in 133 BC. Remnants of the fortifications they built to protect their city can still be found. A slice of ‘Barcino’ still exists in ‘Barcelona’. Devote a day to dwell on its delights.
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A deeper look at Gaudi’s architecture…
Barcelona’s most famous Catalan Modernism artist-architect, Antoni Gaudí made a livelihood from constructing (or deconstructing) ‘fantasy homes for the rich’ and dreamt of completing a ‘cathedral for the poor’. His legacy lives on through some of the most recognised icons of Catalonia. You’ve seen the pictures. Now dig deeper into his craft.
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What to see on Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s buzzing nerve centre…
Anyone who’s been to Barcelona will tell you that its most famous boulevard, Las Ramblas is the best place to soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of the city.
The second you join the throngs of tourists and locals, you feel a tingle run up your spine. Call it magic in the air or the sheer energy of the liveliest city in the world…whatever it is, it’s contagious as hell. You can’t escape it! Before you know it, you’re free-falling, swirling, swimming in a sea of people, on a 60 feet-wide pedestrian walkway, where traffic sometimes exceeds 7,000 persons per hour…don’t worry, there is always space for one more!
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