Interesting buildings in Barcelona

Santa Maria del Mar door

April 25th, 2009


By general consensus, Santa Maria del Mar is the most beautiful of Barcelona’s churches and an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic. One of its most interesting details are the twin figures on the front doors. They show the dockworkers or porters of La Ribera, who gave up their Sundays over several decades to carry stone from the Foixarda quarry on Montjuic to help build the church.

Barcelona’s Agbar Tower

January 10th, 2009

By Lucy Brzoska
The Agbar Tower opened in 2005 to controversy. Many people were affronted by its sheer size (only the Mapfre tower and Hotel Arts are higher), resenting it for dwarfing the nearby Sagrada Familia, or regarding it as overly phallic or reminiscent of a missile. Others admire it for its… read rest of article

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