When the tour guide explains the “polifunicular models” of the city’s most famous artist, you get the sense there is plenty of science in most everything there. Barcelona continues with the amazing creativity (and scientific precision) of its famous son, Gaudi.
Barcelona was eye opening in how it blends the old and the new
Start with the La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s masterpiece – still a work in progress but reflecting of so much modern these days
The area called 22@ with the dazzling Torres Agbar and the adjoining grounds where lights change based on input from motion sensors and across the street probably the most sophisticated flea market in the world – the Encants building with its gleaming walls and roofs
The Mobile World Centre in the main town square with all kinds of Android and other Google technology
and caddy corner from the Centre the Apple Store with its own touches for the city
The legendary farmhouse of FC Barcelona, which has been a dominant soccer team for a while now
The local metro with its “open design” – the whole train looks like one long compartment, and it has plenty of digital displays
The high speed AVE train which has dramatically collapsed travel time to Madrid and several French cities – on some routes approaching 200 miles per hour.