La Rambla: pedestrian-friendly street lined with kiosks, street peddlers, tourist shops, cafes, active night and day.
La Boqueria market on La Rambla
We enjoyed this friendly neighborhood tapas bar.
Bar del Pla
Flamenco performance at club on La Rambla.
Gothic quarter, Catalonia flag
Site of ancient synagogue in gothic quarter
sheepskin torah scroll
resident geese at the cathedral
Picasso mural on tourist bureau in gothic quarter.
Casa Battlo - Gaudi converted existing building into this fantasy of organic forms in 1906. Upper floors still lived in.
Casa Battlo facade.
Casa Battle entry.
View from main drawing room.
Casa Batllo attic; brick arches support roof.
Casa Batllo chimneys
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family), Gaudi's life work. Started in 1883, stopped during Civil War, started again in 1950s, estimated completion in 2026.
Sagrada Familia bell towers topped by Venetian mosaics; 12 towers upon completion
Nativity facade, present public entrance.
The central nave, designed to hold 8,000 people. (Choir loft will hold 1,000).
Central nave ceiling