Spain, occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula, is renowned for its art and culture. The country is a favored destination for travelers enchanted by the music from flamenco guitars or the unspoiled coastlines along the Mediterranean. In Madrid, you can explore luxurious royal architecture and museums. Venture to Barcelona for some Catalan food or to see the stunning buildings designed by Gaudi. Relax on a sunny beach in Valencia, or see the haunts favored by Hemmingway in Pamplona. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is an architectural treasure while the resorts in Palma are a great place to escape from the world. Spain effortlessly blends and ancient and the modern. Come see why it continues to entice visitors from around the world.
The Sagrada Familia is a prestigious tourist attraction and landmark in Barcelona. It is a stunning work by the great architect Antoni Gaudí, but was never completed. Donations keep construction going and it is due to be completed by 2026. Construction of the Nativity facade and basement has been taken over by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Climb up one of the tall spires of the church to enjoy a bird's eye view of Barcelona.
Casa Mila is located in the famous “Illa de la Discordia” in the heart of Barcelona. It is one of the masterpieces of the architect Antoni Gaudí. Its wave-shaped walls and chimney-topped rooftops are all emblematic of the building and the city it calls home. Casa Mila can be visited day or night. Visits in the day typically start from the famous roof terrace. If you prefer to take a trip at night, you can take the “Secrets of Casa Mila” night tour to learn obscure and interesting facts about the structure.
Park Güell is an artistic Garden of Eden outside paradise designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It is located on Carmel Hill in Barcelona. In addition to a variety of different forms of architecture, the park also has brightly colored mosaics in the shapes of different animals, such as colorful lizards guarding the gate. A visit to the park offers the opportunity to tour the former residence of Gaudí, located on the winding mountain road of Park Güell, where the architectural visionary lived a quiet life on the mountainside.
Casa Batlló is a uniquely designed building in the “Illa de la Discordia” block of Barcelona. It is the visceral, representative work of the genius architect Antoni Gaudí in the most mature stage of his work. The walls of the entire building are covered with colored mosaics, with a roof that looks like fish scales, pillars like human bones and mask-shaped balconies, all full of magical colors, shapes and patterns. Each evening the lights illuminate the building and it becomes even more stunning as it reflects and shimmers in the light.