Each region of colorful Spain has a unique history, culture and natural beauty. The beautiful mountainous and idyllic landscapes of Galicia, Cantabria and Vasco in the north are known as “Green Spain”; Andalucia, Murcia, Valencia and Catalonia in the east and south are known for their sunshine and beaches. Andalucia, Murcia, Valencia and Cataluña in the east and south are famous for their sunshine and beaches; the inland regions of Aragon, León and La Mancha are home to a glorious history and the world’s artistic treasures; in addition, there are ancient towns and villages scattered in every corner of the country, like pearls, emanating a soft and the area has a glorious history and the world’s artistic treasures. Check the travel visa requirements at Visa Express.
1. La Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Família, also known as the Church of Atonement, is the posthumous work of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet. After more than 100 years of construction, La Sagrada Família is still unfinished and is the only building in the world that has been listed as a World Heritage Site before it was completed. The design of the church is strongly naturalistic, with Gaudí modeling the church on many forms of flora and fauna, and presenting scenes from the Bible as pictures throughout the building, making the church a book of questions and answers on Catholic doctrine for everyone who visits. At the same time, Gaudi is also very comfortable with the use of light in the interior of the church, the sunlight through the stained glass into the church, looking up is a very beautiful visual enjoyment. If you want to take a panoramic picture of the church as a souvenir of your experience, it is recommended that you take it before 9am from across the lake in front of the main entrance of the church!
2. Casa Batllo
Casa Batllo is a building renovated by architect Gaudi in collaboration with Josep Maria Jujol, famous for its eccentric shape. The house has been built over 100 years ago and has undergone several renovations. The interior of the house is designed in Gaudi’s usual style, with no angles and all soft wave shapes. Marine elements throughout the city decoration, the huge spiral shape of the top of the room, like the whirlpool of the sea spread out in all directions, and the center of the whirlpool is decorated with anemone like overhead lights. The main hall on the first floor (Piano Nobile) is the best part of the house and where the entire Bartolo family lives, with a separate entrance and staircase – also typical of Gaudi’s style – and contemporary artifacts everywhere inside. The only thing that distinguishes the Bartholomew House from Gaudi’s other buildings is its facade. The walls are entirely decorated with blue and green ceramics, a bizarre combination of colors that, from a distance, resembles the palette of an Impressionist painter, but with surprisingly harmonious colors.
3. Park Güell
Park Güell (Park Güell), built in 1900-1914, was originally a garden-style villa community planned by Gaudi’s close friend and protector, Barcelona real estate developer Eusebio Guell. But because it was too far from the city center, only 2 of the 60 villas were sold, one of which was bought by Gaudi, who worked and lived here for 20 full years. The pink one is Gaudi’s former residence, which has now been turned into a museum
4. Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
Casa Mila was built between 1906 and 1912, when the wealthy Mr. Pere Milà, who admired the Bartholomew apartment designed by Gaudi for Mr. Bartholomew, asked Gaudi to design it, and it was also the last private residence designed by Gaudi. La Pedrera, also known as “The Quarry”, has a wavy appearance, with a staggered roof, and the whole building is like a rough sea, which is extremely dynamic. The oddly shaped chimneys and ventilation ducts on the roof are also its most distinctive features. Inside and out, the Mira Residence looks very strange, even a little absurd, and the whole building gives people infinite reverie. In modern times, the Mira House is still considered by many to be the most representative and original of all modern architecture, and one of the most important buildings in the world of the twentieth century.
5. Madrid Palace Palacio Real de Madrid
The Royal Palace was built on the left bank of the Manzales River (Río Manzanares) on a hillock, is the third largest palace in Europe after Versailles and Vienna Palace, is also one of the most complete and most beautifully preserved palaces in the world, is the first Bourbon king Philip I ordered the construction of the French and Italian style Royal Palace. The palace was decorated by successive kings according to their own preferences, giving it a strong personal and period imprint, such as the bedchamber decorated by Carlos III, the Hall of Mirrors built by Carlos IV and the luxurious dining room favored by Alfonso XII. The Gallery of Paintings contains works by painters of various genres, including Juan de Frondez’s Polyptych Screen of the Catholic Queen Isabella, Caravaggio’s Salome and the Head of John the Baptist, as well as works by Velasquez and Goya.