Why Barcelona ?
Barcelona Links

Back to the travel overview

The Fotos

  • From Station to Columbus Statue
  • La Rambla
  • Plaça Reial
  • Barrí Gotic
  • At Picasso Museum
  • Churches
  • Living Figures
  • Sagrada Família
  • Antonio Gaudí
  • Passeig de Gràcia
  • Funicular
  • On Montjuïc
  • The City Beach
  • At night

    Back to the travel overview




    Tell about this WebSite to a friend

    All over the World

        Without Foto:
  • The History of Canudos
  • Changing planes in Moscow
  • Small calendar story about the date of Russian Christmas

  • Oldtimers in Uruguay
  • Mercedes in Havanna

        Public Transport:
  • The green steam locomotive
  • Cuban camels
  • The Gas Bus
  • Horse taxi in Cuba
  • The Moscow Metro plan as a searching picture

  • Beautiful facades in Macau
  • Catalan facades
  • Ukrainian facades 1
  • Ukrainian facades 2
  • Ukrainian facades 3
  • Half-timbered houses in China
  • Odessa's beautiful Opera House
  • A winterday in Madrid

  • Caipirinha for 1 Dollar
  • Particularly tasty
  • Seafood
  • Bishop in cooking pot

        Monuments and Celebrities:
  • The Big Buddha
  • Richelieu far away from home
  • Picasso 1
  • Picasso 2
  • Famous movie stair
  • Rio's most scenic bridge
  • Däniken's runway of extraterrestrials

  • Snow at aquator
  • China's most scenic river
  • At 4900 m
  • 2500 m  x  16 km gorge
  • Dinosaurs

        In the Street:
  • Living figures
  • Sunday market in Xishuangbanna
  • Tango in the street
  • Looking for fools in Kiev
  • Cyrillic
  • Shirinovski on stage

  • Sagrada Família

    Antonio Gaudí's unfinished work

    In 1883 Antonio Gaudí was commissioned with the building of a "cathedral of the poor" on the former outskirts of Barcelona. He wanted it to be finished by 1910. Until today it remains a temporarily closed building site.

    As the project was exclusively financed by donations, any rapid progress failed. Anyway, Gaudí often used to change his plans during the works. He was caught by a tram on june 7th, 1926 and died three days later at the age of 74.

    Afterwards his disciple Sugrañes carried on the work until his death in the Spanish Civil War in 1936.

    Between 1954 and 1976 the western façade with it four towers were completed. It illustrates Christ´s way of the Cross and his death. Initially 12 towers were planned, four on each side. Gaudí himself was able to conclude the eastern façade with Christ´s birth.

      Enlarge   Enlarge   Enlarge


    Previous page Next page