Welcome to Barcelona! Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in Southern Spain, and a cosmopolitan city filled with architectural and artistic treasures. The city is famous for artists and architects such as Gaudi, Dali, Miro, and Domènech as well as many others. We tour the city to discover the top Catalan Art Nouveau architecture monuments and museums.
Behind the scenes travel vlog:
► ► 0:18 - 1:56 Fundació Joan Miró:
A visit to Barcelona is not complete without enjoying the unique works of Catalan painters such as Joan Miró. The Barcelona native is one of the most widely-recognized and renowned Catalan artists. His Surrealist works spanned many mediums including painting, sculpture, and textiles. The Fundació Joan Miró features 14,000 works dedicated to the Spanish painter and the museum is of the most notable architectural monuments in the city's recent history.
► ► 1:57 - 2:55 Jardins de Laribal
For a peaceful city escape and the best views, visit the Jardins de Laribal. Located outside of the Fundació Joan Miró is the Jardins de Laribal, which feature panoramic views of Barcelona, fountains, landscaped terraces and gardens. We visited in April and the entire park was filled with flowers in full bloom.
► ► 3:01 - 3:27 Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya "Palau Nacional"
The Palau Nacional is an iconic landmark that houses 1,000 years of art in Barcelona.
► ► 3:38 CaixaForum
The CaixaForum is located near the Montjuïc area and was a former factory that now houses art exhibits.
► ► 5:29 Palau de la Música Catalana -
Barcelona's famous music and concert hall was created in the early 1900s by Catalan architect Lluís Domènech I Montaner. You can view the facade from the outside, take an architecture tour of the interior, or purchase tickets to a concert to enjoy this architectural marvel. The interior features a stunning stained glass natural light ceiling.
► ► 7:28 Hospital Sant Pau -
Beautiful Catalan Art Nouveau hospital complex by Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. For an admission fee, you can tour the grounds and walk through the whimsical architectural facades.
What is your favorite museum or architectural monument in Barcelona? Comment below!
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