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Barcelona in September!!!

by Jamesarthur26 »

Hi all,

Foto Ruta is a lot of fun, depedning on your existing photo skills. A lot fo what they teach is rather rudimentary but good to know, and their phone photography tour addresses a lot of what make phone fotos awful. Runner Bean IS a bit touristy, but if you want to see the sights, then you're a tourist. We're biased, but think a good guidebook might give you more, but you can't beat the touch and feel of a real guide.

 

As for seeing Gaudi's architecture, look into the whole Modenisme movement. Buy the Ruta de Modernisme guide (12€) at any bookstore or the tourist office under Placa de Catalunya. Along with the guide, it contains coupons with up to 50 percent on entrance fees to the Modernista buildings. The guide itself and its accompanying map make invaluable (if sometimes too highly detailed) references to 116 Modernista sites around the city.

Have a great time!

 

Jason

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RE: Barcelona in September!!!

by PHeymont »

Yes, by all means look past Gaudi! 

 

Especially note some important works by his sometime rival/sometime mentor Lluis Domenech i Montaner, whose best-known Barcelona works include the Sant Pau Hospital complex, a pioneer both in architecture and in healthcare design; it's now a campus for NGOs and arts groups, and is a short walk from Sagrada Familia. It anchors the opposite end of Avinguda Gaudi.There are tours available. Here's a link to one of my TravelGumbo blogs, with pictures.

 

Domenech i Montaner was also the architect of the nearly-incredibly-beautiful Palau de la Musica Catalana, still in use as one of the city's (and world's) premier concert venues. 

 

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