Last day in Barcelona…
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Some of the Beers enjoyed in Barcelona
The oldest theatre in Barcelona, founded in 1579, built between 1597 and 1603 and rebuilt several times, mainly in 1788 and again in 1848.
Francesc Macià i Llussà; 21 September 1859 – 25 December 1933) was a Catalan politician from Catalonia who served as the 122nd president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, and formerly an officer in the Spanish Army. Politically, he evolved from an initial regenerationism of Spain to the defense of the Catalan Republic, becoming the first president of the restored Generalitat and achieving the first successful establishment of the self-government of Catalonia of modern history.
A four star hotel.
An Antoni Gaudi architectural design
Las Arenas is an old bull-ring now converted to become a major shopping centre.
Built in the 1920s with a definite Venetian influence.
Guàrdia Urbana Ajuntament de Barcelona – Urban Guard Barcelona City Council
The Palau Güell is Antoni Gaudí’s first major work in Barcelona for his patron Eusebi Güell.
Old Building, Farmacia Masana, Carrer de Sant Ramon, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Statue, Old Hospital de la Santa Creu, Carrer de l’Hospital, Barcelona, Spain Stairs, Old Hospital de la Santa Creu, Carrer de l’Hospital, Barcelona, SpainCloister, Old Hospital de la Santa Creu, Carrer de l’Hospital, Barcelona, SpainStatue, Old Hospital de la Santa Creu, Carrer de l’Hospital, Barcelona, SpainStatue, Old Hospital de la Santa Creu, Carrer de l’Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
The Old Hospital de la Santa Creu is a 15th-to-18th-century building complex in Barcelona, which formerly served as a hospital and hospice and currently is the home of the National Library of Catalonia, the Institute for Catalan Studies, the former College of Surgeons, and an art school.
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Queen of Spain, 1451 – 1504 – also known as Isabella the Catholic
Lluís Millet i Pagès (18 April 1867 in El Masnou – 7 December 1941 in Barcelona) was a Spanish Catalan composer & musician.
Old Roman aqueduct and tower.
During the Peninsula War (1807 – 1814) Barcelona was occupied by Napoleon’s army and converted into a military stronghold. On the 12th of May 1809, an estimated 8,000 citizens attempted to overthrow the French troops. The uprising was quickly quashed and the organizers were rounded up and captured. On June 2nd, eighteen conspirators were tried by a military court. Five of the accused were found guilty and executed in front of Barcelona’s Citadel.
As the executions took place, three men rang the bells of Barcelona Cathedral hoping to provoke a second revolt. French soldiers blockaded the cathedral where the rebels held out for three days before being taken prisoner and finally executed.
A plaque on the base of the monument is engraved with the names of the eight martyrs.
Father Juan Gallifa, Dr. Joaquim Pou,
Juan Massana, Salvador Aulet,
Jose Navarro, Pedro Lastortras,
Julian Portet and Ramon Mas.
Sacrificed their lives
For God, homeland and the King
The grateful city
In perpetual memory
Built in 1929 for Barcelona International Exposition
Directly below the Pont del Bisbe
Ajuntament de Barcelona = Barcelona City Council
Ajuntament de Barcelona = Barcelona City Council
Poet – b. 1894 – d. 1924
The FAR Barcelona, a Norwegian jakt, was built in 1874 and restored at the EL FAR Consortium’s shipyard as part of a project to offer professional training in maritime trades. (Sail Training Ship)
Santa Eulàlia, Port Vell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Three-masted schooner, launched on Torrevieja beach in 1918. Originally named the Carmen Flores, it was motorized in 1930 and renamed the Puerto de Palma, and later the Cala San Vicenç. From 1975 onwards, it sailed under the name Sayremar Uno, working as an auxiliary vessel and carrying out tasks related to underwater work. In 1997, the Maritime Museum of Barcelona acquired the Santa Eulàlia in an auction and restored it to its original form, as a three-masted sailing ship. The craft sailed once again, and was used in numerous activities as the flagship of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona and the city.
The white object is the foreground is one of two Miraestels – Stargazers – statutes that float in the harbour.
Ròmul Bosch i Alsina, physician, deputy, senator and mayor of Barcelona, Chairman of the Port from 1900 to 1904 and from 1906 until his death. Major promoter of port reforms, businessman, founded a number of shipping companies trading with Cuba.
The old Wall Quay is the current Bosch i Alsina Quay, named in his honour.
Montjuïc Communications Tower, Castell de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Old Cannon, Castell de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainNaval Gun, Castell de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Entrance, Castell de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Public Bikes, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Laneway, Carrer de la Petxina, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Colonnades, Mercado de La Boqueria, Plaça de Sant Josep, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
La Jamoneria, Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
La Jamoneria = The Ham Shop
De La Dehesa a su Mesa = From the Meadow to Your Table
Sweet Shop, Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Seafood Stall, Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Mercado de La Boqueria (markets) is a landmark of Barcelona
Sculptures, Església de la Mare de Déu de Betlem, Carrer del Carme, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Church Interior, Església de la Mare de Déu de Betlem, Carrer del Carme, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
In 1553, the Company of Jesus, founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, obtained permission from the city’s councillors to build the first church of the order in Barcelona, on the site of a former chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Bethlehem. It was consecrated in 1555 but was destroyed by a great fire in the 17th century. A new baroque-style church was built in the early 18th century but was closed to worshippers following the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain in 1767. The parish church of Mare de Déu de Betlem was founded in 1835 but, unfortunately, suffered a second fire in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. The roof and sumptuous baroque interior were consumed by the flames.
The baroque façade and side walls survive today as living witnesses to the past. The main façade, on Carrer del Carme, has a curved pediment and is framed by Solomonic columns. They are embellished by beautiful sculptures of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and the nobleman and Jesuit saint, Francisco Borja. Above the door is a bas-relief featuring a Nativity scene. Every Christmas, the church of Betlem holds a major exhibition of Nativity scenes which are a popular attraction. The interior of the church consists of a basilica-type single nave and a semi-circular apse, side chapels with a narthex or vestibule below the choir stalls, covered by a cylindrical canopy. The side chapels are interconnected and have elliptical domes with lanterns.
Street Lamp, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
La “Porta Ferriça”, Carrera de la Portaferrissa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
The “Porta Ferriça”, built in the 13th century, was one of the gates of the second wall of Barcelona. An iron bar was set into this gate and used as a unit of measurement in the city. This iron bar gave the gate and the street that led to the gate from the center of the Old City their name. The Casa Gralla, a beautiful Plateresque building, was built on Puertaferrisa Street at the beginning of the 16th century, although it disappeared due to the opening of the Calle del Duc de Victoria. The Casa Pinós of the Marquis de Barbará was likewise constructed here, but it was also demolished in the mid-19th century. The construction of the Moya Palace (today Comillas) in 1774, led to the demolition of the old gate.
Doorway, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
“Scala Dei”, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Barcelonia, Catalonia, Spain
King Alfonso de Aragon sent two knights throughout Catalonia looking for a suitable place to found a monastery. Under the Sierra del Montsant they found a shepherd. He told them that in that place, the dream of Jacob had been reproduced, that is, there would be a ladder there that climbed to the sky, with angels coming and going. The knights considered it the right place to build a monastery, calling it naturally “Scala Dei” (i.e., God’s Ladder).
Street Lamp, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Baixada de Santa Eulàlia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Mosaics, Art Escudellers Gift Shop, Carrer dels Banys Nous, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Laneway, Carrer de la Trinitat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Col·legi Sagrada Família – Avinyó, Carrer d’Avinyó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos, Cnr Carrer de Cervantes & Carrer d’Avinyó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos = School of Applied Arts & Artistic Trades
Carrer de Cervantes, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Sculpture, Plaça de George Orwell, Carrer de n’Arai, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Teatre Principal, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
The Teatre Principal (in Catalan, or in Spanish Teatro Principal) is the oldest theatre in Barcelona, founded in 1579, built between 1597 and 1603 and rebuilt several times, mainly in 1788 and again in 1848. The theatre was originally named the Teatro de la Santa Cruz in Spanish (or Teatre de la Santa Creu in Catalan). It is located on the famous avenue of La Rambla.
Ticket Booth, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Ship’s Anchor, Comandància Naval de Barcelona, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Junta d’Obres del Port, Carrer de Circumval·lació Tram Dos, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Cable Cars, Torre Jaume I, Port of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain