Welcome to trendiest city in Europe! Barcelona is the city of design. The city also happens to have the highest concentration of design schools in Europe, relatively small and expensive, whose success draws on the legacy. Walking around the city you can find different styles of architecture and design from old times, to modernism and contemporary.
Gaudí’s influence is very visible although Barcelona has got other important architects. Gaudí used his imagination and colours. Gaudí was particularly influenced by natural forms. Most of his buildings are based on naturally occurring organic shapes.
Bold, colourful, different, harmonious, bright and unique are just a few adjectives that come to mind when describing Barcelona architecture and design. Barcelona has successfully blended the old city and the new in a way that makes this city simply breathtakingly beautiful. There is nothing more enjoyable than walking around the streets of Barcelona and taking in the atmosphere that radiates out from the architecture and design. Traditional Catalan Gothic architecture such as the Iglesia de Pi church is reserved and stoic in its design, but just a short walking away we have the Barcelona Cathedral with is beautiful arches and façade crowded always by tourist and locals. A short metro ride we have the famous Sagrada familia Basilica which towers into the sky and has different architectural styles on all four sides of the building, this is a must!
Also there are some other building and constructions apart of Casa Batlló, Casa de la Pedrera and Parc Guell that you can visit as: Herzog & de Meuron’s Forum Building (Forum), Mercat de Santa Caterina (Borne), Richard Meier’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago Calatrava’s Olympic Flame,Etc.
For sure you will not get bored walking around. Also you can ask for our free walking tours. If you are staying in our hostel in Barcelona, you just need to ask to our reception desk.
Greetings from Amistat Beach Hostel Barcelona!