The Beauty of Catalan Architecture
When you book your luxury rental, Sitges and nearby Barcelona have plenty to offer you in terms of food, natural sights, and stunning architecture. To give you a little flavour of what you can expect we’re taking a look at a few of the different styles of architecture you’ll encounter as you explore everything the Catalan region has to offer.
The oldest surviving parts of the region will be richly infused with the sights of gothic architecture. If you decide to leave your Sitges luxury rental and head over to the gothic quarter in Barcelona then you will be letting your eyes in for a real treat. Barcelona Cathedral is perhaps the most prominent example of this striking style. With its unique blend of gothic and neo gothic influences it will certainly live long in the memory the moment you set eyes on it.
You’ll also come to enjoy the surrounding streets and their almost maze-like tendency to go this way and that across the city. They are a true lasting reflection of the medieval origins of this breathtaking school of design.
When you think of sunning yourself at a Sitges luxury villa and then heading out to enjoy the sights nearby you perhaps instantly think of neoclassical statues and sculpture. The renaissance period brought with it a new appreciation of shape and form, something which was then reinterpreted in the awe-inspiring work of the neoclassical masters.
A short drive to Barcelona will allow you to see the Plaza Catalunya for yourself. It’s one of the largest open forums in the region, and plays host to a marvellous array of neoclassical features. The Universal Exposition of 1929 was the catalyst for the creation of a portfolio of statues which look out over the thousands of people who traverse the square every day. As an area that has long been the heartbeat and centre of this great city, it is certainly worth a trip so that you can take in the lasting legacy of the neoclassical movement.
No Barcelona luxury rental would be complete without a selection of modernist-inspired buildings in the vicinity. When you book your luxury villa Barcelona is sure to be in the back of your mind; as one of Europe’s great cities is offers something unique around every corner. This is particularly true of your first walk along the Passeig de Gracia; a masterpiece in architectural carving which transports you instantly to the splendour of the 19th century. Floral motifs, free-flowing curves, and clever reinterpretations of the more ornate features of renaissance era work will all catch your eye as you make your way through of the city’s must-visit areas.
We hope that this has given you plenty of insight and inspiration when you come to plan your days at your Sitges luxury villa. Just remember to make sure you have enough time to relax and put your feet up at your home away from home too.