When you go to Barcelona, you feel like being a city other than Spain. With its rich culture, this country is like an open air museum. They introduce themselves as Catalans. They will tell that there was Catalan culture before Spain was established. They will say that they are more cosmopolit than Madrid and more European than Spain. They regard Spain as a union including many provinces other than a country.
The best known symbol of Barcelona is the Temple of the Holy Family which is located in the boulevard of Catalan Governor Office. It was started to be built in 1882 by Villar with a gothic shape, but then Anthony Gaudi went on its building till he died. The structure is still being built. In Barcelona, modern structures show differences with the effects of rich culture of Barcelona. The cause of this difference is the combination of Gothic, Islamic, Renaissance, Romansk, and Byzantine styles. Glass and brick used in ornation was designed by Gaudi to form a modern style. It is possible to see the other structures of Gaudi in the city like The Quarry.
Barri Gotic is an popular place of the visitors despite not being a touristic village. Here is a small village of Spain attracting many tourists who wants to learn more about the culture of Barcelona. The painter was born in Barri Gotic and his impressions of the village are reflected in his art.
Barcelona can nat be imagined without Picasso. Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga. He lived in Barcelona and was inspired by Barri Gotik and Barri Xines regions. He dealt with empresyonizm and sembolizm. Picasso returned to Barcelona in 1901 and till 1904 he created his best arts. In 1904 he went to France and died 1973 in France. The art pieces of Picasso was begun to collected in a museum in 1962. Museo Picasso is in Barcelona with its art pieces more than 2,500.
The famous Las Ramblas Street is only a mile away the harbour. There is the famous Christopher Colombus Statue just beside the harbour along the Mediterranean Sea. The other boulevard where concerts and dramas are held is Plaza of the King. After returning his voyage to Barcelona, Colombus entered the presence of Isabella and Ferdinand in this place.
Bull fighting can not be imagined apart from Spain. For watching bull fighting, you are supposed to buy your tickets two days ago. Ticket prices may vary according to the fighting, but it is generally between 1000 and 6000 Peseta. The fights of the bulls whose age are 3 is always less than 1000 Peseta. Before entering the arena, do not forget to buy flower for throwing to matadors. Undoubtedly, the favourite colours of Spain is red and black. In the boulevard of Sagrada Familia and katalan office, you can watch the show of Serdana dancers and have a fun there.