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.