Barri Gothic Districtr and Bridge of Sighs in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. In the narrow streets of the old city in Barcelona, the Pont del Bisbe (Bishop Street Bridge) is a Gothic bridge built in 1928 and connects the House of Canons with the Palau de la Generalitat. The decor is inspired by the forms of flamboyant Gothic.
The Bridge of Sighs in Barcelona is designed after and gets its name from the original Bridge in Venice. Legend says convicted prisoners took their last gimpse of Venice from the "Bridge of Sighs." Sighing at the scene through the windows before being taken to cells. The bridge was not known as the Bridge of Sighs to Venetians until the poet, Lord Byron, named it in his epic poem Childe Harold.
Since Byron’s poem was published, the Bridge of Sighs in Venice has inspired and given its name to similar bridges like the bridge in the Gothic Quarter of one in Barcelona
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