Barcelona is a vibrant cultural city set on the Spanish beach. Lots of fun and entertainment with plenty of sights like Antoni Gaudí’s famous Sagrada Família to visit and many other Gaudí’ pieces throughout the City.
Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination.
While in Barcelona for a week I took a night out on my own to photograph the Sagrada Familia and around the Gothic Quarter. I got down to the Sagrada Familia shortly after 10pm which gave me till 12am to get some shots in before the lights went out on the Church at midnight, always seems to be very busy outside but as the widest lens I had was a fixed 24mm that was fine as all my shots where up avoiding any people.
After midnight I headed down to the Gothic Quarter which as I was expecting was quite eerie to wander the tight, dark narrow streets after dark. Some of the little dark streets you will find the odd drug dealer whom where very cheerie and friendly although a few minutes chat to break the ice and move on I’d recommend then you turn another corner and find a few folk just chilling like here.
Whilst visiting Barcelona we was fortunate to be in town during the Festa Major de Gracia Barcelona 2016. A great experience to be at a Spanish street festival in Gracia. Vibrant colours, good music and Sangria!
Just got back from a week in Barcelona with my wife. We went out to Barcelona to look at property with a view to move shortly. A wonderful vibrant City with terrific weather as the weather in Scotland has become unbearable and Barcelona ticks all the boxes. I found Barcelona to be more like how I would have pictured Los Angeles with all the skaters and bicycles. Extremely friendly and family orientated City.
During our stay we spent a lot of time in the Gothic quarter and of course visited the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia a fantastic Church to photograph.