We begin our Barcelona city walk at the Plaça de les Glòries Catalane, lined with modern architecture.
The 142 m high Torre Agbar with its dazzling facade, that changes color depending on the daylight, immediately strikes the eye.
At night, the office building is lit by means of LED in different colors. In the meantime, the building was sold to the Hyatt hotel chain and converted into a luxury hotel.
Museu del Disseny
Right next to the Toree Agbar is the Museu del Disseny – Design Museum of Barcelona.
It is a merger of the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Ceramics, the Textile and Clothing Museum and the collection of the Grafic Arts Cabinet.
La Fira de Bellcaire
Next you see an avant-garde roof in which the underlying floor is reflected. covers a gigantic flea market. Besides sales booths, auctions are also carried out here; these are among the oldest in Europe, dating back to the 14th century.
From here, but you have a good view of the Sagrada Familia, the church designed by Antoni Gaudi, and the former bullring Monumental.
We follow the Avenida Meridiana and pass the modern National Theatre of Catalonia and the L’Auditori, a music complex. It houses the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, the Catalonia College of Music and the Music Museum of Barcelona.
We branch off into the Carrier d’Ali Bei and buy our bus ticket to Lloret de Mar at the Estacion del Norte.
Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona
Highlight on our tour is the Arc de Triomf near. The triumphal arch in the Moorish style was set up by the architect Josep Vilaseca i to Casanovas on the occasion of the world exhibition 1888.
From here, the Passeig de Lluís Companys, the magnificent avenue which enjoys high recreational value, leads to the Parc de la Ciutadella, the former site of the World Expo. The building called Castle of the Three Dragons houses the Zoological Museum.
Parc de la Ciutadella
Originally it was the place of the citadel of Barcelona. The citadel, built by King Philip V, was the largest star-shaped citadel of Europe. The citadel was destroyed in 1868. It was the hated symbol of the central government. What remained was the chapel, the governor palace and the arsenal which is headquarters of the Catalan parliament today.
A lake was laid out with exotic plants and aquatic animals in the park. It is overtopped by a splendid waterfall, the Cascada, built by Fontserè i Mestre.
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