8 Dec 2009


La Barcelonetta is the neighbourhood in Barcelona that boarders the Mediterranean Sea. The area is famous for its long beach and promenade, housing many restaurants, bars & clubs. The area is also often used for art displays & sculptures, when we were in Barcelona there was a Rebecca Horn sculpture on the beach.

Another interesting sculpture along the beach front is the 'Fish' by Frank Gehry. The huge fish shaped structure was built for the 1992 Olympics that were held in Barcelona. It functions as a landmark in the Olympic village highlighting the location of the retail complex designed by Gehry & Partners, within the larger hotel complex designed by Skidmore, Owing & Merill.

Park Guell is a garden & architectural complex situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Garcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the infamous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, built in the years between 1900 & 1914. Originally part of an unsuccessful housing development, it is now a municipal garden, accessible by tube, train & bus, and is free to enter.

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