jueves, 28 de febrero de 2008

El Prat de Llobregat Demography

El Prat de Llobregat is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the delta of the Llobregat river on the right bank. More than a quarter of the area of the municipality is occupied by Barcelona Airport. Apart from the transport links to the airport, the town of El Prat is served by a railway station on the coast line from Barcelona to Valencia. The municipality also has a beach and a small nature reserve at the Llac (Lake) de la Ricarda i del Remolar. El Prat is famous for its blue-legged chickens (known as gall potablava in Catalan).
1900 --> 2804 inhabitants
1930 --> 6694
1950 --> 10,401
1970 --> 36,363
1986 --> 63,052
2002 --> 66,312

El Prat de Llobregat
Location - General information
Province: Barcelona
Comarca : Baix Llobregat
Demonym : n/a
Land Area : 32.23 km²
Altitude : 8 m AMSL
Population: 63,312 (2002)
Density:1964 hab./km²

Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (Riudoms or Reus, 25 June 1852Barcelona, 10 June 1926) – sometimes referred to by the Spanish translation of his name, Antonio Gaudí – was a Spanish, Catalan architect, who belonged to the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and highly individualistic designs.


Casa Vicens
Casa Vicens is a family residence in Barcelona (Catalonia), designed by Antoni Gaudí and built for industrialist Manuel Vicens. It was Gaudí's first important work. It is added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí" in 2005.

Palau Güell
The Palau Güell is a town mansion (translated literally a "palace") in Barcelona, Catalonia, designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí for the Catalan industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell.
It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Church of Colònia Güell
The Church of Colònia Güell, Antoni Gaudí's great unfinished work, was built as a place of worship for the people in a manufactured suburb in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, near Barcelona, Catalonia. Colònia Güell was the brainchild of Count Eusebi de Güell. However with Güell losing profits from his business, the money ran out and only the crypt was completed.

Casa Calvet
Casa Calvet is a building, designed by Antoni Gaudí for a textile manufacturer which served as both a commercial property (in the basement and on the ground floor) and a residence. It is located at 1900 Carrer de Casp 48, Eixample district of Barcelona.

Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló is a building restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 and remodelled in the years 19051907; located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia (passeig is Catalan for promenade or avenue), part of the Illa de la Discòrdia in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia.

Sagrada Família
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Catalan, "Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family"), often simply called the Sagrada Família, is a massive Roman Catholic church under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Construction began in 1882 and continues to this day.

martes, 19 de febrero de 2008


In a privileged position on the north-eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. It is also the capital of Catalonia, 1 of the 17 Autonomous Communities that make up Spain. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Castilian Spanish. The city of Barcelona has a population of 1.510.000, but this number spirals to more than 4.000.000 if the outlying areas are also included.

Gran Teatre del Liceu – (Opera)
La Rambla 51-59, Barri Gòtic. Metro Liceu.
The Liceu has gone from strength to strength of late, steadily increasing the number of performances but still often selling out. The flames that swept away an outdated, rickety structure a decade ago cleared the decks for a fine new opera house. By comparison with the restrained façade, the 2,340-seat auditorium is an impressively elegant, classical affair of red plush, gold leaf and ornate carvings, but the mod cons include seat-back subtitles in various languages that complement the Catalan surtitles above the stage. Time Out Shortlist Barcelona 2007mapTime Out Shortlist Barcelona 2007

Estadi Olímpic "Lluís Companys" del R.C.D. Espanyol Stadium

"Camp Nou" F.C. Barcelona Stadium

Sagrada Familia- Holly Family

by Daniel Israel Jiménez López