Barcelona is one of my favourite European cities. Known the world over as the home of Gaudi and Miro, Barcelona boasts some of the most famous landmarks in the world such as the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. For visitors, Barcelona offers great shopping, world-class museums, a picturesque historic centre, a vibrant culinary scene, pumping nightlife and mile after mile of sandy beaches! I love this city and yes, I’m a big fan of the city’s football (soccer) team. On my trip to the Costa Brava, just north of Barcelona, I was treated to some stunning aerial views of the city before the plane landed.
The Sagrada Familia can be seen in the first photo, as well as Barcelona’s answer to London’s ‘Gherkin’, the shiny, bullet-like Agbar Tower.
The following photo shows the grid-pattern of Barcelona’s streets. In the foreground is Port Vell, Barcelona’s cruise terminal and yacht harbour. The W Hotel, a rough copy of the Burj Arab hotel in Dubai stands proud at the end of the beaches of Barceloneta. The last photo shows the main site of the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 on Montjuic.