"Inventive and innovative, radical and racy..." Architecture Tip by Klod5

Architecture, Barcelona: 26 reviews and 30 photos

  L'Eixample in Barcelona
by Klod5

Favorite thing: Inventive and innovative, radical and racy, Barcelona is one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Strolling through its streets is like wandering through a living museum, a legacy of its remarkable two thousand years of history. From the ancient maze-like Gothic quarter, built within the Roman city walls, to the astonishing regimental grid plan of the turn-of-the-century Eixample district, studded with eye-catching jewels of Modernista architecture, and the space-age constructions for the 1992 Olympiad, the city contains some of the finest and most eccentric art and architecture in the world. Outstanding even by Barcelonan standards is Gaudí's extraordinary Sagrada Família - for many, reason enough to visit the city.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 24, 2003
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