Barcelona

Palace of Justice
Barcelona is a global city located o­n the coast of Spain. Established over 2000 years ago by the Roman civilization, the area is rich in culture and heritage. The city known for international trade, commerce, finance, entertainment and tourism, consists of a diverse geological setting that ranges from seacoasts and beaches to mountaintops and forests. Barcelona contains many unique and cultural sites dating from ancient times to the present.

The Picasso Museum, located o­n Carrer Montcada, consists of 15th century palaces combined to house the works of world-renowned artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso. In addition, the museum showcases artists who influenced Picasso and works of favored artists contained in his collection. Barri Gotic is the oldest part of the city. Many of the buildings in the area were constructed during Roman occupation and the ancient city walls are still visible in various locations. The narrow streets are lined with gothic cathedrals and buildings also dating back to medieval times.

Antoni Gaudi was a local architect who designed many of Barcelona’s historic and popular sites. Guell Park is o­ne of his creations and contains unusual stone structures that represent various textures and shapes found in nature. Guests marvel at the elaborate sculptures and mosaic tiled embellishments incorporated into Antoni’s displays. La Sagrada Familia is considered Gaudi’s masterpiece and construction started o­n the cathedral in 1882. The massive gothic Roman Catholic church is still a work in progress, with completion scheduled to occur in 2026.

St. Joseph
Montjuic Parc is o­n Mountjuic, which is accessible by a tram rail car. The immense park contains the 1992 Oympic village, a museum of art and architecture within a replica of a Spanish village, the Joan Miro Museum and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The location is beautifully landscaped and includes water fountains that delight visitors with colored lights and musical features.