Photos from Barcelona

Two different legends are related to the foundation of Barcelona. One attributes the founding of the city to the mythological Hercules and the other to the Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal. The city was actually funded by the Romans under Augustus' reign. Research has shown that the name Barcelona comes from the ancient Iberian Phoenician 'Barkeno', in latin 'Barcino'. During the Middle Ages, the city was variously known as Barchinona, Barçalona, Barchelona, and Barchenona.

plane landing barcelona sunset

Plane about to land in Barcelona airport in the sunset, seen from Montjuic Citadel


 barcelona city by night

Barcelona city center by night seen from Montjuic


 barcelona akbar tower by night

Barcelona Akbar tower by night seen from Montjuic


 barcelona containers commercial harbour

Containers in the commercial harbour, seen from the Montjuic Citadel


montjuic barcelona birds on statues

One bird on each statue in the sunset (Montjuic)


montjuic barcelona fountains in the sunset

Fountains in the sunset in Montjuic


fiesta de gracia

Decorated street ("carrer garnit") during the Fiesta de Gracia


parc de la universitad de barcelona patio

Patio and arches in the Universitad de Barcelona


frog on lilly flower university parc barcelona

Frog and lilly flower, in the parc of the University of Barcelona
(more animals photos - more flower photos)


sagrada familia from montjuic

La Sagrada Familia seen from Montjuic


Barcelona from the plane

Barcelona from the plane just before landing
Place the mouse over the photo to see where the following places are :
Barcelonetta, Ciutadella, Passeig St Joan, Passeig de Gracia, Tibidabo, Parc Güell


barcelona monk parakeet

A monk parakeet or quaker parrot near la Sagrada Familia.
The first birds arrived from Latin America as pets in the 1970s.
Owners got tired of their chirping and released them.


barcelona street at night

Shoppers walking in a small street of the Barrio Gotico at night


barcelona plaza del rei

Plaza del Rei at dusk


barcelona parc ciutadella

The fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella


barcelona arc de triumf

Arc de Triumf


Mammoth Parc de la Ciutadella

Mammoth in Parc de la Ciutadella


Mercat de la Boqueria

Colours in the market of Barcelona (Mercat de la Boqueria)



Tree lined alley in Montjuic


parc guell

Bench "Gaudi style" in parc Güell


parc guell barcelona

in the parc Güell


merce festival barcelona

Castellers during the Mercé festival


barcelona panorama

General view of Barcelona from parc Güell (see more panoramas of cities)


plaza espanya barcelona

Plaza Espanya at night during the Mercé festival


botanical garden barcelona

in the botanical garden (Montjuic)


Sagrada Familia

Barcelona : la Sagrada Familia


barcelona Gothic Cathedral

Barcelona : the old Gothic Cathedral





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