Things to see in Barcelona

Things to see in Barcelona

Barcelona is a fabulous city to explore. While you might be drawn to the more famous attractions – think Gaudi and La Rambla – there are plenty of other things to see. But, keep your eyes peeled, if you’re not necessarily seeking other things out, you might miss them – and that would be a shame!

As I explored this lovely city, I found these interesting statues and sculptures.

Along the road from my hotel is the Fountain of Catalan Genius (Font del Geni Català) dedicated to Francisco Bernaldo de Quirós y Mariño de Lobera, three times Captain General of Catalonia, for having brought the waters of the Moncada mountain range to the city (Wikipedia).

Things to see in Barcelona

In Parc de la Cuitadella, you’ll see the monument of General Prim – a Spanish general and statesman – (BarcelonaLowDown).

Things to see in Barcelona

Along Passeig de Sant Joan, I came across this memorial to Lluís Companys, president of Catalonia in 1934 and during the Spanish Civil War. The lady is his friend, Conxita Julià.

Things to see in Barcelona

Keep walking and you will come across Placa de Tetuan and the monument to doctor and politician – Bartomeu Robert Yarzábal (Doctor Robert) (BarcelonaLowDown).

Things to see in Barcelona

Further along Passeig de Sant Joan, you will come to Plaça de Mossèn and the monument of Jacint Verdaguer – a 19th century Catalan / Spanish writer, regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature (Wikipedia).

Things to see in Barcelona

In the Gothic Quarter, these two interesting metal sculptures caught my eye.

Head to Placa de Catalunya to see the Franscesc Macia monument – Franscesc Macia was a Spanish politician from Catalonia who served as the 122nd president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, and formerly an officer in the Spanish Army (Wikipedia).

Some of the statues here were erected as part of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

Before you even get to the end of La Rambla, you will see the monument to Christopher Columbus. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) to commemorate Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas (Wikipedia).

Last but not least, I saw this seafaring statue at Port Vell. It’s a monument to sportspeople of the sea by Joaquim Ros i Sabaté which depicts a yacht at sea (BarcelonaLowDown).

Things to see in Barcelona

My walk pretty much took me in a circle back to my hotel, but just go where your feet take you and see what you find!

I had a grand day exploring all that Barcelona has to offer and there is more to come! Peace and love to all 🙂

4 Replies to “Things to see in Barcelona”

  1. I’ve never had the privilege of visiting this beautiful city – thank you for allowing us vicarious travel through your eyes. The architecture and the outdoor art is lovely!

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