“Barcelona is where all began… Where I understood how far I could go”. These were the words of Pablo Picasso when he discovered modern art direction in Barcelona. The friendships Pablo wove in Barcelona lasted his whole life and the physical and human landscapes reflected in his worklike no other.
At that time Barcelona was consolidating as a great metropolis in which the culture of the city was marked by Modernism. A city full of great architects like Domeneh i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and certainly Gaudi, the father of many of the masterpieces of this period. Casa Milà, better known as “La Pedrera”, is one of the most incredible examples of the Catalan artist’s creativity.
Climb on the roof top and explore itssinuous forms and stand face to face with the soldiers that protect the house.
If possible, visit La Casa Batlló, El Park Güell, La Sagrada Família and close to “La Rambla”, Gaudi’s great patron Eusebio Güell’s Palace family residence Founded by the Romans in the late first century BC, their settlements were integrated into later period architecture, accumulating the layers ofhistory.
From Roman Barcino, the Barchinona of the Middle Ages, to the cutting-edge multi-cultural 21st century Barcelona. A stimulating ensemble you must savor at your own pace. Barcelona houses a great number of museums: the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Fundació Joan Miró, Picasso Museum, The Museum of Design (DHUB), The Contemporary Center of Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) and a wide range of very different international musical and theater events.
Alternatively, you can also explore art galleries, urban sport, festivals, exhibitions and so much more—they will bring you closer to a culture that keeps exploring trends. Furthermore, Barcelona is the only major European city with a harbor and beaches in the city center. Its Mediterranean climate, parks and hills make it a perfect place to discover on foot or by bike.