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Barcelona Virtual Tour and Travel Guide
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OLE! BARCELONA

Que Passa. I am Ed Prifogle, your virtual guide to the  most exciting city in Europe, BARCELONA . It is a city with its own unique culture, language, and history and the capital of Catalonia, a country within a country, Spain. This city offers the visitor a combination of  buildings and monuments, lifestyle, nightlife, and art that are truly unique and unusual. Let us take on a brief virtual tour.  Learn how to get around Barcelona, after arriving by air, train, automobile or boat.  Try this course to learn basic Catalan Expressions.

Look at these virtual photographs. Aren't they strange and beautiful?  Take a virtual walk around Barcelona and check out the major attractions.  Barcelona is also the port for the Baleric Islands See this 56k | 100k | 300k | Broadband movie about Ibiza.

Watch these  movies.  One  movie describes the attractions and this one features the art work and architecture. To get familiar with this wonderful place,  use this  city map . Listen to this discussion about St. George Day, a Barcelona Holiday for lovers.

View these  real time scenes  and traffic web cams.  Watch and listen to this Flamenco Special Attraction  and these Flamenco videos.
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Many of the city buildings and monuments are treasures and are some of the finest examples of baroque, gothic, romanesque, and modern architecture in the world.

From Gaudi's unique Sagrada Familia and other works, to the museums containing the works of Picasso, Miro, and Dali. Barcelona is a major center for 20th Century art. 
In the medieval area alongside the Ramblas is the Cathedral, Placa Real and ancient Roman ruins. Nearby is the Museo Picasso and the Palau Guell by Gaudi.

The narrow winding streets in this area offer a marvellous choice of atmospheric bars and excellent restaurants where you can enjoy a full Spanish lunch or enjoy a selection of tapas.

There is a large clean beach about twenty minutes walk or ten minutes by taxi. The beach is the front for the Vila Olimpica, the revitalized site for the 1992 games which has become an important leisure part of the city, with bars, nightclubs, and art galleries.
 

carrarasHome grown stars include the cellist Pablo Casals and the international opera singers Jose Carreras and Montserrat Caballe.  Listen and see Jose sing in these video performances and Monserrat sing Ave Maria.

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The main concert hall is the Palau de la Música Catalana - one of the most extravagant music venues in the world. The palace is located on Carrer Sant Francesc de Paula.

At night, the Ramblas and surrounding streets come alive with street life and performers of all kinds. For nightlovers there are clubs and discos catering to all tastes which go on until the early hours. An evening attraction not to be missed are the colored fountains on the Placa de Espana. This  completes our short virtual journey of this marvelous city, the home of Christopher Columbus.

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Placa de Espana Fountains

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