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In Focus: A Closer Look at the Must-Visit Spanish Landmarks Shown on “Barcelona: A Love Untold”

In Focus: A Closer Look at the Must-Visit Spanish Landmarks Shown on “Barcelona: A Love Untold”

KathNiel's got a new film, and it's unlike anything they've ever worked on before:

 

So kilig, right??? But aside from the kilig-worthy moments from Daniel and Kathryn portraying their most mature roles to date, the Olivia Lamasan-directed movie takes us to the beautiful country of Spain. We give you a quick rundown of the landmark spots featured in the trailer, and why you must add them to your bucket list:

 

1. Sagrada Familia. 

 

Even if this minor basilica is still in the process of completion (it’s estimated to be finished by 2026), this Antoni Gaudi-designed church is still a mainstay on the itineraries of both tourists and pilgrims. The massive church is Gaudi’s magnum opus as it best exemplifies his architectural style, which is a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau elements. It's literally still a work in progress (a beautiful one at that) spanning more than a century!

 

2. Magic fountain.

Located at the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, this landmark is best known for its light show and elaborate fountain. Designed by Carles Buïgas, the fountain was initially created for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, and has since become a tourist destination for its performances at night, with the fountain’s color spectrum bringing life to the area.

 

3. Plaza de Cataluña.

Located in Central Barcelona, this busy plaza is important for two reasons: First, it serves as the meeting point of some of Barcelona’s important streets, namely Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla, Ronda de Sant Pere, and Carrer de Vergara. Second, the 50,000 square meter plaza is also home to several art pieces that represent Noucentisme, Neo-Classicism, and different avant-garde art movements.

 

4. Sitges. 

Located southwest of Barcelona, this city is often compared to Ibiza and Saint-Tropez for its lush beaches, night life, and being one of the most LGBT-friendly places in the world. In addition to being a seaside town, Sitges is also famous for its annual Carnaval, a week-long festival usually held in February where members of LGBT groups would celebrate by way of parades and various activities.

 

5. Plaza de España.

Located in Seville, Spain (which is roughly a thousand kilometers from Barcelona), the massive plaza is a perfect example of Spanish architecture, having elements of Art Deco and Neo-Mudéjar present in the Aníbal González-designed structure. Aside from being used as government offices, Plaza de España has been used as a set for movies, which include Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars Episode II: The Clone Wars, and The Dictator.

 

ALSO READ: In Focus: Why India Should Be on Your Bucket List

 

Banner photograph from Instagram.com/bernardokath. Photographs screengrabbed from the "Barcelona: A Love Untold" teaser trailer.

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