There are so many reasons to fly to Barcelona all year long: exceptional weather, legendary football teams, lively beaches, friendly people, and wonderful historic sights and museums. Things to do in Barcelona? Everything! From sensational music festivals to the world’s most popular street artists, you can find all things in the heart of Spain, Catalonia.
Barcelona is the 5th largest metropolis of the European Union, so one thing is for sure: this city does not really sleep, and it’s for people who live life to the fullest. It is one of the most sociable lifestyle capitals of the continent, millions of visitors arrive here each year to discover the tasty Spanish cuisine, hip clubs and bars, and the most fascinating art galleries in the whole wide world. Even football fans are in for some real treat in the city of Barcelona: visit FC Barcelona’s home, the legendary Camp Nou Stadium.
There are just so many famous sights to explore! For example, there is Antoni Gaudí’s iconic masterpiece La Sagrada Família, which has become the symbol of Barcelona for a very good reason. Of course, you shouldn’t miss the not less iconic Park Güell with all of its inspired forms and colours.
To have a chill time you can enjoy the sunny weather on the beach, and just stroll down through the cosy local restaurants and terraces to the sea. Have a taste of the best local delights, and head to La Buqueria market, where you can find the most delicious fresh fruits and foods.
You may find numerous traces of Antoni Gaudí's marvelous architecture and his typical, unique approach to the art nouveau movement. Many of his building became the part of UNESCO world heritage. His most famous creations are Park Güell, the palace of Güell family (Palau Güell), the Casa Batlló house, the most exquisite representation of the Catalan art nouveau, the 'Modernisme' and the church still under construction, the La Sagrada Familia.
The 1.2-kilometre long promenade is actually made by the fusion of 5 individual streets, from the Placa de Catalunya to the old harbor, where the statue of Cristopher Colombus stands. Spanish poet, Frederico García Lorca wrote about the promenade: this is the only street in the world, where he wishes it would never end. Nowadays, tourists make the promenade crowded all day, but it's a must-see place for every visitor.
The historical quarter streches between the area of Las Ramblas and Via Laietena. Several buildings were built during the Middle Ages here, but it also includes memories from the Roman times. Don't miss to visit the stunning Pont del Bisbe, which crosses the street uniting buildings on either side, the City Hall or the Presidential Palace during your stay.
The best solution for going around the city! Beach is accessible by line L4. If you plan to use public transport more than 5 times, it's worth buying the T-10 ticket, containing 10 journeys.
Traveling with family? L'Aquárium sea life park is a must-see for families with children. Kids will be amazed by the 80-meter long glass corridor, where sharks swim around the visitors. In front of the park, you can survey the realistic copy of the prototype of Ictineo, the first submarine.
Barcelona is the biggest city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
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