The city of Barcelona is the cream of the crop when it comes to touristic adventures in Spain. It has everything from architecture (both modern and ancient), beaches, food and nightlife.
Barcelona is basically a tourist sanctuary which offers a wide variety of attractions that can satisfy a tourist for a lifetime. Located in off the Mediterranean coast, it abundantly rich in history and also connected with ancient Roman ties. It is the second largest Spanish city and the capital of Catalonia. Barcelona once hosted the worldwide Olympic Games and has since gained recognition for its beautiful scenery, with an amazing weather which just adds to the comfort and serenity of the city.
If just experiencing authentic Spanish culture is not enough for you average visitor, then architectural wonders can be a great substitute. Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan architect, designed much distinctive building located in the Catalan capital. Upon witnessing any masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi, it reflects the passion of life, nature and feelings carefully integrated into the work of art.
Famous buildings in Barcelona:
- Casa Vicens
- La Pedrera
- La Sagrada Familia
AS earlier mentioned, Barcelona has a unique quality of mixing the new and the old into one, and some of these miracles are found in its various districts. Some of these districts are:
- Ciutat Vella: This is the oldest section of the city, and is situated in the central part of the Mediterranean, serving as one of the attractive tourist attractions. It boasts of having the ancient Barri Gothic community and at the same time the Contemporary Art Museum.
- Saints-Montjuic: Located in the southern part of Barcelona, contains a port, and a complex which is identified as the Zona Franca. It is also not lacking in museums as there are varieties, to soothe all kinds.
Barcelona is also popularly known for its beaches, another amazing feature of the great city, hosting nothing less than eight different beaches around the city, it is a big magnet for worldwide surfers. Some the amazing beaches Barcelona has to offer include:
The temperature in the Catalan city like any other European city is based on the season of the year. The summers are usually found to be dry and hot, and the winters stay humid. This is not a hindrance to any form of tourist activities as the summer can usually stay between 23º C – 29ºC and the winter 9ºC – 14ºC.
Barcelona is a one of a kind city, and that is not a quality found in the world, it is a place that will always leave a positive mark on any tourist.