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Despite its name, a number of landmark Gothic buildings in the neighborhood do not date to the Middle Ages. Rather, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the quarter was completely transformed from a sombre neighborhood to a tourist attraction through a massive restoration project, timed to be completed for the 1929 International Exhibition. This allowed the city and the surrounding region of Catalonia to portray itself in a positive light to the world's media. Further restoration of existing buildings and the creation of brand new neo-Gothic structures continued as late as the 1960s.
Among the principal buildings with rebuilt or modified with neo-Gothic additions are:
The façade of the Barcelona Cathedral: constructed between 1882 and 1913 by Josep Oriol Mestres and August Font i Carreras with a profusion of Gothic-style elements.
Building of the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya (English: Hiking Center of Catalonia) on Carrer Paradís: work by Lluís Domènech i Montaner carried out in 1922 on a building of uncertain origins, to which he added Gothic windows, battlements, and merlons.
The Flamboyant-style bridge that crosses Carrer Bisbe between the Palau de la Generalitat and the Cases dels Canonges: newly constructed 1928 by Joan Rubió.
Casa Padellàs: currently the Barcelona City History Museum headquarters, the building was built circa 1500 on Carrer Mercaders, but it was moved to the Plaça del Rei in 1931 with its interior rebuilt.
Aguilar Palace: present-day Museu Picasso (Carrer Montcada ), restored by Adolf Florensa in 1959, who added galleries with arches and Gothic windows.
Pignatelli Palace: present-day Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona, restored in 1970 including the addition of various Gothic windows retrieved from municipal warehouses.Read more
This was my first travel away from the family back in 2011 when I was just 14. I was super excited to travel to Barcelona one of the many reasons was that I was travelling with friends and that made it even more exciting.
We were only there for 4 days but one of the highlights of the trip was visiting the theme park PortAventura World - amazing rides. Also, remembering our teachers allowing us to roam around the area, we got a little lost but hey ho! that's all part of the adventure so we just continued our journey and eventually found our way back.
Truly a memorable experience with friends and had many firsts - like my first Subway Sandwhich (random right?)Read more
Das erste architektonische und kulturelle Spotlight unserer Reise: Das gotische Viertel von Barcelona ist in der Tat eines der schönsten derartigen Viertel, das ich bisher besucht habe und erinnert mich (small wonder) an die Altstadt von Palma de Mallorca.
Viele halten die Sagrada Família für die zentrale Kathedrale von Barcelona. Tatsächlich ist die Kathedrale der heiligen Helena und vom heiligen Kreuz – ganz, wie der sperrige Name vermuten lässt – das eigentliche sakrale Hauptwerk der Stadt und der offizielle Bischofssitz.
Von hier aus führt uns unsere Stadtführerin durch verwinkelte Gassen durch die Altstadt von Barça – vorbei an Stadtschlössern und stets unter den wachsamen Blicken hunderter Wasserspeier ringsum auf den Dächern.
Unser Ausflug endet schließlich da, wo er ursprünglich angefangen hatte: im Schatten der Columbus-Statue am Eingang zu La Rambla.
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