Virtually Visit Some of the Most Amazing Places in Spain

Just because we can't travel the world at the moment, that isn't going to stop us from exploring some of the most breathtaking museums and landmarks from around the world. Many of Spain's most popular tourist attractions have released virtual tours for us to explore while we sit on our couch in the safety of our homes.

Here are some our favourites that we found!

The Picasso Museum, Barcelona

This extensive virtual tour gives you three options. Tour through the rooms of the collection in the museum, the courtyards, or the houses Picasso lived and worked in and the places he frequented in Barcelona.
The museum opened in 1963, and holds a broad collection of the genius artist's works, 4,251 works to be exact! The extensive collection is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces located Barcelona's La Ribera neighbourhood.
The museum really highlights the intimate relationship the 20th century artist had with Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped at a young age and developed all the way up until his death in 1973.

What to look out for:
Keep an eye out for two of Picasso's first major works, The First Communion (1896) and Science and Charity (1897).

Explore the museum here.

Basilica De La Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Also known simply as the Sagrada Família, This is one of the most recognisable and famous landmarks in Spain. Standing 90m tall, the large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica was designed by the Spanish/Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
Construction started on the 19th of March 1882, and is yet to be completed. It is expected to be completed by 2026.
The style and design of the structure is likened to Spanish Late Gothic, Catalan Modernism and the Art Nouveau movements. The exterior has been built to tell a story, following the three grand façades: The Nativity Façade to the East, the Passion façade to the West, and the Glory façade to the South (this is yet to be completed). The interior is just as detailed and stunning as the exterior, with columns and stained glass and geometric details filling the space.

What to look out for:
This is a great opportunity to get a real up-close view of the detailed scenes that cover the exterior of the building, things that are not easily visible when visiting the basilica in person.

Explore the basilica here.

Dalí Theatre Museum, Catalonia

This museum dedicated to the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí is the largest surrealistic object in the world. Everything was conceived and designed by the artist, choosing to build the museum on the remains of the former Municipal Theatre of Figueres. The extensive collection of whimsical and intriguing pieces includes all types of works: paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings, installations, holograms, stereoscopes, photography, etc... the list is endless! There are over 1,500 currently on display.
Interestingly the artist is buried in a crypt below the stage.
If you're as addicted to Money Heist as we all are, this is a must see! This is the artist who inspired the famous masks worn by the robbers.

What to look out for:
There is a hidden installation inside the car, see if you can click in the exact right spots to get in! Clue: You need to open the door first...

Explore the museum here.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Andalusia

The grand mosque, turned cathedral is greatly regarded as one of the most beautiful and unique monuments of Moorish architecture. This site really exemplifies the changes between rulers in Spain, creating a living building which visible integrates the historic layers of different cultures and civilisations.
A truly unique and absolutely breathtaking site that must be seen to be believed.

What to look out for:
Take a close look at the carvings in the dark wood along the choir stalls, the detail is incredible!

Explore the Mosque/Cathedral here.


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