Barcelona

Tripoto
1st Jul 2010

Human statue at Las Ramblas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Human statue at Las Ramblas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Human statue at Las Ramblas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Human statue at Las Ramblas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Human statue at Las Ramblas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Human statue at Las Ramblas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Spanish tapas

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Street performers playing instrument 'El Hang'

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Monument a Colom

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Barceloneta

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Flamenco performance

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

La Casa Batlló

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Casa Mila

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Barri Gotic

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Clear waters of the Mediterranean

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Port Vell meaning Old Harbour

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Unfinished Sagrada Familia

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Unfinished Sagrada Familia

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Unfinished Sagrada Familia

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Park Guell

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Park Guell

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Park Guell

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

Park Guell

Photo of Barcelona by Nisha Lalwani

The first spot visited by tourists in Barcelona is typically Las Ramblas. It is a vibrant, full of action stretch from Placa Catalunya (square considered to be the city center) to Port Vell (Old harbour in English). The husband and I stayed at a walking distance from Las Ramblas, and so were quite close to all these must-see places. One of the attractions in Las Ramblas are the human statues. There are quite a few shopping and eating places along this street. Federico García Lorcan - a Spanish poet, once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end."

On one hand of Las Ramblas, you have the Raval area and the other Barri Gotic (Gothic quarter - center of the old city). Barri Gotic has a complicated road design. It was in this labyrinth that we stopped for a break of Tapas and Sangria. The walk through Barri Gotic was made surreal by a performance by street artists playing an instrument called 'El Hang', with the voice echoing through the old structure.

One person whose work is impossible to miss in Barcelona is Antonio Gaudi - a Spanish architect with a distinct view on designing buildings. His masterpiece, the still-incomplete Sagrada Família, is the most-visited monument in Spain.

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