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Castles in Barcelona

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  • Karim Maarouf
    Cairo, Egypt875 contributions
    I think the nicest way to get up here is to take the underground to Parallel station and then the funiclar (with the same ticket) up to the station where you take the cable car. Then you can walk around the park and enjoy the views and then visit the castle. The castle itself is okay, you really come here for the views which are a 360 panorama of the whole city. Quite impressive on a clear day.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • meinirann
    Carmarthen, UK3,067 contributions
    I came here during a trip to Barcelona last month and really enjoyed my evening. I upgraded my ticket to include tapas and had a front row centre seat, so I couldn’t have had a better view. The tapas included meats, cheeses and olives, and was a good sized plate - more than enough to fill me up. I’m not normally a huge fan of olives, but these ones were really, really nice! The tapas was washed down with a glass of sangria. One glass was included in the price of my ticket, and there was a bar to purchase more. After tapas, I went inside for the show, and really, really enjoyed. It lasted a little under an hour, so not too long, but enough. I’d definitely recommend.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland40,668 contributions
    It was a superb visit, with no booking or queuing required. Perfect time to visit, in the bright blue sky and sun filled morning.

    Modelled on a medieval castle that occupied the site and commissioned by Jaume Figueres in 1900, Gaudi was advised that money would not be limited. His designs conserved the style of the castle, still beautifully seen today.

    His signature early motif are visible, both inside and out. An ornate staircase leads to fascinating higher floors. A contrast between the lovely plastered walls and the unfinished brick work is great to see. The latter a consequence of Figueres dying before completion and his widow being unable to fund it to the finish.

    In the brickwork it’s possible to see pencil marks made by Gaudi indicating precise placements that he wanted. Evidence of his paramount attention to the detail of his designs.

    Interesting that top windows are not just windows. Ascending to the roof it’s obvious that they also represent the face of a dragon, a creature that Gaudi fell in awe of early in his career.

    Bellesguard means beautiful vistas and these were certainly to be seen from the rooftop and the balcony, out upon which it is possible to step.
    Written 5 March 2023
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