Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Balconies of Barcelona

Balconies are an iconic feature of Barcelona’s architecture, shaping the city’s space for both passers-by and for balcony owners. Certainly Barcelona has the most beautiful balconies I have ever seen anywhere.
I have located a few websites dedicated to them:

Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Catalan modernisme architecture (often known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe), developed between 1885 and 1950 and left an important legacy in Barcelona. A great number of these buildings are World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city. His best known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations.

Some of the balconies we saw in Barcelona are below:

previous blog postings on our holiday 
- March April 2011 - 
are below

we are back home (click here)
first impression of Genoa (click here)

a bit more about Genoa (click here)
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stay tuned for more of Barcelona!!
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