Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 1.6 million.

The Sagrada Família church, Gaudi's masterpiece. Photo UFM
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, often simply called the Sagrada Família, is a massive Roman Catholic church under construction in Barcelona. Construction began in 1882 and continues to this day.

Park Güell. Photo UFM
Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Site of 1992 Summer Olympic games, Photo UFM

Barcelona Harbour, Photo UFM

Torre Agbar, Photo UFM
The Torre Agbar is a 21st century skyscraper in Barcelona. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It opened in June 2005 and it was inaugurated officially by the King of Spain in September 2005.

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