But little did I know I would completely fall in love with a church, a structure made by Antoni Gaudi
. A simple man like you and me.
Top of the list is La Seu: A cathedral built on top of a mosque, built on top a church, and designed by Barcelona's favoured son, Antoni Gaudi
Designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi
, the church receives around 4.5 million visitors every year.
It is a 42.5-meter long and 36.4-meter wide inflated object that takes its name from the 'catenary curve.' The catenary curve has a U-shape curve that looks like a suspended chain and was used by Antoni Gaudi
to design the iconic Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona.
The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi
, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.
Prizes were given out for the best drawings and the GCSE Art students will use the sketches and photographs to support their coursework which is based on Antoni GaudI
Because Antoni Gaudi
(1852-1926), the primary architect, believed that nothing manmade should ever be higher than God's work, the building's ultimate height will be lower than Montjuic, the mountain that is Barcelona's highest point.
As soon as I finish my cafe con leche I rush out to catch a train to the city's strangest yet most famous basilica and landmark, La Sagrada Familia, an unfinished masterwork of the acclaimed modernist architect Antoni Gaudi
. Shortly, right at the subway station's exit, I am forced to a halt by sheer awe upon seeing its twisted columns and impossibly complex, drizzled sandcastle-like towers soaring into the heavens.
Barcelonas public universities are expected to join the strike, as is the contemporary art museum and the Sagrada Familia, the basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi
and one of the citys most popular tourist sites.
The regional capital, which receives around 30 million visitors a year, is home to several landmarks designed by architect Antoni Gaudi
, including the towering Sagrada Familia.