This photo essay follows on from an earlier one which focused specifically on the architecture of the Spanish artist Antoni Gaudi
is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid.
This photo essay looks at some of the more varied architecture found in throughout Barcelona.
First, here is a selection of more unusual buildings:
as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona., prior to the formation of modern day Spain.
I also tried to capture the Gothic splendor of the city:
Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
Finally, a variety of other buildings: