Bird's-Eye View: Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Família Exterior
Perhaps the most recognizable urban feature of Barcelona, the Sagrada Famlia, begun in 1882, remains under construction to this day. Famed architect Antoni Gaud assumed supervision of the project in 1883 and became its official architect in 1891, working tirelessly on the church's progress until his death in 1926.
Evan Smith takes advantage of the year-round weather that makes Spain a hot spot for skateboarders looking for untapped, natural street spots. Here Smith switch pole jams in the Catalonia streets.
Barcelona is alive with the sounds and sights of a vibrant, diverse cityscape. On any given evening, passing a didgeridoo player occupying a sliver of street doesn't seem so exotic.
Street League alumnus Matt Miller kickflips over a hip that personifies the variety of skateable architecture in the city of Barcelona.
La Boqueria Market
In its more modern incarnation, La Boqueria has been offering shoppers a dizzying selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, juices, meat, seafood and other delectables since the early 1800s. Stomach growling? Many vendors sell snacks to eat on the spot.
Sagrada Família Interior
The interior of the Sagrada Famlia is meant to resemble a forest of trees. It's rumored that there is a movement to complete the church by 2026, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of architect Antoni Gaud's death.
Most people in Barcelona speak English, the food is great and the public transportation gets you around the city in a flash. Mikey Taylor frontside blunts a bank in the suburbs of Barcy.
Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
The famed Estadi Olmpic is inching toward its 100th birthday, having been constructed in 1927 to host the International Exposition two years later. It played host to the Olympic Summer Games in 1992 and is currently being transformed into the venue for X Games Barcelona's Moto X and RallyCross events.
Nyjah Huston rips the streets of Barcelona as well as the Street League X Games course in Barcelona, Spain.
Denis Lynn feeble grinds a Barcelona rail while a filmer captures the moment. Skateboarding is becoming less free than it's been in recent years, but this plaza visitor doesn't seem to mind the distraction.
The EMB, Love Park, Pulaski Park and LA Courthouse of Barcelona -- and all of Europe -- is the plaza, steps and ledges of the MACBA (Museu D'Art Contemporani De Barcelona). MACBA is the meeting point for all things skateboarding in Barcelona.
A city as culturally relevant as Barcelona most definitely has its share of summer music festivals. Sonar is a favorite. X Games MUSIC will bring equally impressive acts to the X Games there May 19, including Nach, 50 Cent and Zedd.
A human tower is formed by the Castellers of Vilafranca team in Barcelona's Saint Jaume Square during the traditional event performed every September to honor the city's patron saint, La Merce. Some 250 people form the tower, the majority being at the base for stability.