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Casa Batllo #02 – curtea interioară

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Casa Batllo

Dacă ajungeți prin Barcelona nu trebuie să ratați Casa Batlló. Este o realizare de excepție.

Via wikipedia

Casa Batlló , is a building restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 1904–1906; located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia (passeig is Catalan for promenade or avenue), part of the Illa de la Discòrdia in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain.

The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona.

The building looks very remarkable — like everything Gaudí designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work.

It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur. A common theory about the building is that the rounded feature to the left of centre, terminating at the top in a turret and cross, represents the sword of Saint George (patron saint of Catalonia), which has been plunged into the back of the dragon.

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Barcelona Zoo #02

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Barceloneta Beach

Plaja Barceloneta cu vedere spre hotelul W Barcelona .

Barceloneta beach is the closest beach to Barcelona city centre. If you walk to Colom at the end of the Ramblas you have about a 15 mins walk to the beach, alternatively see below for metro information. Barceloneta has many great sea food restaurants serving up fresh catches of the day. Barceloneta beach can get busy during the peak season (June to Sep) in which case you could try visiting Icaria Beach the next beach along from Barceloneta.

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Barcelona Aquarium #04 aka Sharky

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Barcelona Aquarium #03

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Barcelona Aquarium #02

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Barcelona Aquarium #01

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World Trade Center Barcelona – Torre Juame I

Pozat de pe maremagnum (link).

Torre Jaume I is a 107 meter (351 feet) high steel truss tower in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, which was built in 1931 by Carlos Boigas. The tower is the second-tallest aerial tramway support pillar in the world, and is a part of the aerial tramway from Torre Sant Sebastia to Montjuïc. Torre Jaume I also has an observation platform. (via Wikipedia)

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Barcelona Zoo #01

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