1 - Basilica of La Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi: The pharaonic project
Sagrada familia is full of small details, like gorgeous stain glass windows, baroque or modern religious sculptures, gothic spires, surrealist designs, natural adornments here and there, so typical of Catalan Art Nouveau (modernisme), complex architectural concepts and simple and elegant solutions, elaborate metal doors, or even a canopy of lights covering Jesus in a cross hanging from the ceiling.
I could give you figures and concrete data, in fact Barcelona Photoblog has published many posts on Sagrada Familia in the past, but today I just wanted to give you a general idea, the impression that you get.
Remember to plan your visit ahead and get tickets online at www.sagradafamilia.org the official site to avoid the long queues.
Address: La Sagrada Familia
Carrer Mallorca, 401
Metro: Sagrada Familia (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)
2 - Park Güell by Antoni Gaudi, the unsuccessful dream
3 - Tibidabo Amusement Park, the Lookout Tower
Well, shame on you if you do! Especially if you came with your kids, your incredible friends or your beloved couple.
Entrance is not very cheap, but it is worth the price, at least once.
Tibidabo Amusement Park, carrying more than a hundred years of history on its back, the second oldest in Europe, was the project of a pharmaceutical businessman named Salvador Andreu. Well, in fact he just wanted to make houses up there and so his company inaugurated a road to the mountain which paved the way to luxurious houses, new trendy spots to watch the city, a tram, a cable car and a great variety of prequels to the final park, like the magic mirrors, fortune teller machines, shooting galleries, etc.