Barcelona Spain Travel Guide
What does Barcelona in Spain
have to offer? The beautiful historic city of Barcelona Spain was put
into the World media spotlight after the Olympic Games were held there
Since the Games the
popularity of Barcelona as a European destination has steadily
increased until the present day were it is now established as one of
the leading European cities for art, history and culture.
Where is Barcelona Spain?
is cradled in the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain,
about 2 hours drive South from the French Pyrenees. It's the capital of
Catalunya, a region of Northern Spain that has it's own unique culture,
traditions and personality.
city is one of a kind
European cities can offer you the wide diversity of cultural experience
that you'll find in Barcelona. Couple that with the luxury of 4.2 km of
beach only a short walk from the city centre, and warm sunshine most of
the year, you have all the makings of a great holiday in Spain.
of modern art and Modernist architecture.
Many great painters
and artist worked in Barcelona at some time and their influence
is still evident throughout the city. Two of which are Picasso and
Miró who have museums dedicated to some of their more important
works. There are also 55 other museums and art galleries dotted
all around the city so you'll always have plenty of art to experience
on your doorstep
Should you ever
find yourself suffering from art and culture overload then you can
spend the day recovering on one of Barcelona's sandy beaches only
a short stroll from the city centre. Order a sangria at one of the
bars and kick of your shoes, sit back and soak up the sun, sea and
the view. Cuisine in Barcelona Spain While you're on the beach you
can sample some of the best seafood the Mediterranean has to offer,
or if you prefer, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and
bars that offer tapas. (Small tasty bite-size dishes of Spanish
food). There are also many restaurants providing more conventional
dishes if you prefer a traditional meal.
Spain is home to masterpieces of many great architects. The most famous
of which is Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi's work is admired by architects around
the World as being one of the most unique and distinctive styles in
modern architecture. One of Gaudi's most famous works is La Sagrada
Familia, a giant Gothic Cathedral that has been under construction
since 1882 and won't be completed for another 80 years.
The Barcelona Shopping Experience
are approximately 35,000 shops in Barcelona city centre. Most of the
main shopping areas are in pedestrianized zones with wide open
boulevards. This means you can wonder from shop to shop without
worrying about dodging the traffic. Another big plus is that your money
will take you roughly twice as far in Barcelona than it will in London
You can purchase
fine European designer labels at a fraction of the cost and if you are
from outside the European Union you can claim back the tax on your
Night Life in Barcelona Spain
The night life action really starts around 11pm. On Saturday nights
it's quite normal to see hundreds of people strolling up and down the
Ramblas until 3am.
If you want to go to
a bar there's dozens all around the city ranging from the small and
intimate to large and busy. Most bars are open till 12:00 on the
weekdays and 1:00 am Friday and Saturday nights. There are many great
clubs too so if you feel like partying the night away to the early
hours of the morning Barcelona can accommodate you!
Is Barcelona Spain the holiday destination for you?
If you're looking for a holiday in a city filled with history thousands
of years old, art and culture but would also like to lie on the Beach
when you want to take a break, Barcelona can offer you all that and
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