Amazing 3D model of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona

With only a few weeks left until new models in the 3D Warehouse are no longer loaded into Google Earth, we thought it’d be nice to check out a beautiful one that was just accepted. Pedro Domecq, who we often know as simply “PeterG” and who was the winner of the 2012 Model Your Town Competition, recently added the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya to the 3D Warehouse (and subsequently to Google Earth) and it is stunning.

While I can appreciate that Google is pushing more toward 3D Imagery instead of hand-built models, it will be a long time before the automatically-generated imagery can approach this level of detail. ¬†We’ll certainly miss seeing the amazing work of people like Pedro being added to Google Earth.

To see this model for yourself in Google Earth, you can visit it in the 3D Warehouse here or use this KML file to fly there directly in Google Earth.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. archangelmichael2 says:

    Hi. Has Google given up with street view because the last few years they have been getting slower and slower in their updates. Are they in some hot waters? If so why isn’t the media reporting it?

    I remember when Google SV first came out and they’d update several cities at once then worked out to the suburbs which now the images in many areas are from 2008-10 not updated.

  2. archangelmichael2 says:

    Oh. Is Google losing steam or are they focused on something else at the moment?

  3. Google needs people to model 3D objects while Nokia is using their imaging technology to take multidimensional pictures that render its surroundings instantly. Precise 3D mapping is going to make the real world an easter egg hunt.

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