Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, and of course one of the most photographed. In fact, it’s currently the third in the list of local and tourists selfies, only surpassed by London and New York in this peculiar ranking. But if it’s about discovering curious places in the city and curiosities we have a wide range of possibilities from where to choose.
Did you know that the most visited museum in Barcelona, Catalonia, and the third in Spain is the Camp Nou del F.C. Barcelona? It is, just the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofía in Madrid win it regarding number of visitors. But if there’s a curious museum is the Museum of Funerary Carriages, it may seem creepy but it’s the history of the funeral ceremonies through the carriages.
The Basílica de Santa María del Mar hides behind its stained glass windows a very curious shield, the FC Barcelona one, and if we are in ecclesiastic headquarters the Barcelona Cathedral, in its cloisters, you’ll be able to see gooses, 13 specifically, a curious number whose only explanation is the honour to Santa Eulalia. When she was 13 she refused to give up her Christian faith and she was convicted to suffer 13 martyrdoms.
If the tour includes all Barcelona, it’s good to know that there are over 400 dragon sculptures decorating façades and walks, we’ll give you some clues: the Casa Ametller, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Park Güell… look and find the rest, a challenge, it is.
As a curious climax we’ll explain to you that the Giza pyramid in Egipt was built in 20 years, and the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia has been 144 years under construction. A complex project that still needs some years to be finished. There are a lot of interesting spots and curiosities in the city of Barcelona and the surroundings.
Plan your route and discover them one by one. Zolty, we take you.