Holidays in Barcelona (Spain)
July 17, 2020
Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is one of the cardinal
tourist centres of Spain. Divided into ten districts, it is one of the country's
great architectural treasures.
Barcelona has a population of over 1,600,000 inhabitants, is the second most
populous Spanish city and tenth in the European Union. Barcelona has a humid
climate, with mild temperatures during the winter and hot during the summer.
Visiting Barcelona, you will find a Romanesque, medieval, Gothic, modern and
contemporary style, which combine to give it a particular and interesting
touch of authenticity.
The Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, the Olympic Port, Montjuïc,
the Agbar Tower, the Güell Park, the Zoo, the Picasso Museum, the Columbus
Monument, the Joan Miró Foundation and the Camp Nou (FC
Barcelona stadium) are some of the different attractions offered by this
Thousands of travellers arrive every year to enjoy, in addition to the varied
activities possible to carry out, the organisation and comfort it offers.
The accommodation in Barcelona has the right and necessary versatility to
guarantee the satisfaction of the guests, independently of the requirements
that they demand.
In the same vein, the gastronomy offers an unbeatable opportunity to feel
the Mediterranean flavours close by. The most outstanding dishes are the cocido
with white beans (including the famous butifarra), crema catalana, charcuterie,
cod, rice or the stewed beans.
The Rambla de Barcelona starts in Plaza Catalunya -data from 1858- and has
a route of approximately one kilometer downwards towards the sea. It is divided
into five sections. The first, called "Rambla de Canaletes", stands
out because of the tradition that Barcelona's supporters choose it to celebrate
The "Rambla de Sant Josep" or "Rambla de las Flores",
third stretch, is known for its many flower stands. Architecture lovers are
recommended to visit the Church of Santa Anna, built in the 12th century,
and some 95 Roman tombs that were built in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, as well
as the City Hall (seat of the municipal government) and the Wax Museum.
The mountain of Montjuïc offers the best views of the city, parks, the
famous Montjuïc Castle (completed in the early 18th century), various
museums such as the Joan Miró Foundation and the Olympic facilities.
In this sense, when visiting Barcelona, one should not forget the Olympic
Port, built for the 1992 Games.
Barcelona has innumerable places in its coffers that seduce the tourists who
visit it. To close, it is inevitable to refer to the Expiratory Temple of
the Sagrada Familia, designed by the Catalan Antoni Gaudí, also creator
of the Casa Milà, currently called "La Pedrera". Popularly
known as the "Sagrada Familia", it undoubtedly means the masterpiece
of the Spanish architect.
It was started in 1882 in a neo-Gothic style, but in 1883, when Gaudí
took the reins of the project, the procedure set out at the beginning was
reconsidered. The artist dedicated 40 years of his life to this impeccable
work. In 2005, UNESCO included it as a World Heritage Site.
Countless museums, cinemas, theatres, parks, beaches, history,
art, culture, gastronomy, zoos, aquariums and above all, his own life, make
enjoying a holidays in Barcelona a truly complete and welcoming
place for the eyes of its visitors.
Google map of Barcelona