Barcelona

Barcelona is a city in Spain and the capital of the community of Catalonia. Considered the most vibrant and unique city of Spain and enjoys a privileged geographical position as it extends to the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The city has a long history, unique architecture, artistic heritage, historical monuments, cultural life, football and exciting cuisine.The populous Barcelona,is probably Spain's most cosmopolitan city with a good quality of life and Mediterranean climate. the locals consider the region a separate country and speak their own language, Catalan. Here were born the great Salvator Dali, Joan: Mirό and lived for some time, and Pablo Picasso.

Attractions

Church of the Holy Family (La Sagrada Familia): The giant Roman Catholic Church La Sagrada Familia is the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, which started to be built since 1882 and is estimated to finish approximately 2026. Although incomplete, the Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The construction of the Church is characterized by dozens of symbolism, with a typical example the central tower called Tower of Christ and has 170 m. height. Beyond the imposing size of the temple impresses primarily for this reason that still made, and there is a controversy about the materials used today, with many claiming that the architect was not specific. In the basement of the building, you will be impressed by the Mini Museum which will see the artist's original plan, which was made with pouches of tea that hanging upside down.

Gothic Cathedral and Old City is an extraordinary Gothic 14th-century Cathedral, Saint Cross and St. Eulalia, one of the city's patrones, with side chapels and 28 wonderful Baroque iconostasis. Located in the heart of the city and is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. According to Catholic tradition, Eulalia was a young virgin who suffered many martyrdoms during the Roman era and in the crypt of the church lies the alabaster sarcophagus. The temple is adorned with beautifully carved wooden pews and Katalanikoys Medieval tables. I admire coats of arms of various kings of Europe and the Hall with the statue of St. George, where running drinking water.

Park Guell Park is located on the Hill of El Carmel and today is considered a municipal garden. This is still a work of architect a. Gaudi and the construction began in 1900. Supplemented by creations such as fountains with dragons, all decorated with Marble Mosaic, featuring the city. Inside the Park you will see a small house, where it remained for a period of the life of the artist. Behind the main entrance, on a natural balcony, you will be able to relax enjoying your coffee, overlooking the whole city of Barcelona.

Barcelona Aquarium: The Aquarium of Barcelona is the second largest marine park in the world. It consists of 35 tanks, 450 different species of fish and sea plants and a tunnel of length 80 m., with sharks and Dogfish to enjoy their ride above visitors ' heads. In a beautiful place, you will experience up close the most representative species of marine life on the planet and will learn how to view various documentaries. If you again for something more, experienced divers and instructors will help you dive into the tank with the sharks and come face to face with the incredibly these items. The space features a restaurant, café, souvenir shop and Studio.

Estadio Camp Nou: Even if you're not fond of football, a ride from the stadium Nou Camp, the Group's headquarters in Barcelona. The venue was constructed in 1957, has a capacity of 98,787 spectators and belongs to the category of UEFA's Elite. You can visit the site, whether watching a match, or to navigate in the stadium and the Museum of the group.

Museums

Picasso Museum: The Museum of Picasso, is a well-known art galleries housed in three Medieval palaces and hosts the largest collection of art works of the famous painter. The works are presented in chronological order, so that the visitor can see the progress and change in the thought of Picasso, through his artistic path.

National Art Museum of Catalonia: The Museum of modern art lists a large collection of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque exhibits, as well as handmade paintings, objects, sculpture, construction forge and the largest collection of art Katalonikwn. Apart from the Museum, which is worth visiting, you will enjoy a stunning view of the city.

Music Museum: The Museum although opened its gates once in 2007, has established itself as the most important Museum of its kind. Lists a typical collection of 500 institutions from various eras and cultures, divided into various sectors with music, images and audiovisual material. On your tour at the Museum, with the buttons above, you will be able to discover and experience, the contribution and the evolution of music in human communication through a presentation that starts from antiquity until the 20th century.

Moving

Barcelona is a great city and you definitely need a means of transport. The city has everything for comfortable and easy movement, like trams, metros, buses and trains. The city's taxis are available in the waiting area and signaled you have in your mind that you may not stop someone at any point. You can also rent your own car because the roads are great, the road network of the city organized and won't be hard at all.

Hotels

Barcelona is one of the most popular European destinations and covers all the needs for a pleasant and comfortable stay wherever you choose to stay. It offers luxurious accommodation, hostels, hotels and apartments. Select depending on exactly how you want to move, if you need something inside the Center or if you want something quieter holiday, like a seaside hotel in a dreamy beach.

Fun

Barcelona magically combines everything and doesn't leave anyone disappointed. It is an ideal choice for anyone interested in art, architecture, sports, gastronomy and entertainment. Start with a wandering in Passeig de Grucia, in the famous area of dissonance is why the contrast of the architecture of buildings. Enjoy playing on the mountain Tibidabo amusement park and finally enjoy eating and always crowded Cafe and shops, Plaza de Catalunya.  Ideal place especially if you have kids with you, and the Parc de la Ciutadella, a beautiful park with Zoo. Classical music lovers should not miss the chance to find yourself in one of the historical halls of Europe, the Opera the great theatre of Liseoy.In the wonderful city squares and in pedestrian areas, you will find countless café, graphic bar in the Gothic side of the city, while for bar, club and all-night raves you should visit the Port Olimpic.

Cuisine

Based on the Mediterranean diet the Catalan cuisine combines sea and mountain, is popular inside and outside the borders. The flavors are great and the sauces that accompany meats and seafood, unique. For something fast and economical will try traditional sandwiches, bocadillo and tapas bar, our own ouzo with tasty appetizers. Many local dishes that will try the Amanida Catalana, a salad with vegetables and smoked meat or cheese, or seafood, cannelloni with pork or chicken liver, a la Barcelonesa Canelones and won't miss the Paella, seafood risotto.All the dishes are accompanied with traditional quality wines of Catalonia has a long tradition and is the birthplace of Cava sparkling wine. By sweets stand out the traditional crema Catalana, Sesame and nut bars with Caramel or chocolate, turrones and donuts churros.

Shopping Guide

For clothing merchandisers, prefer the Avinguda Diagonal, the best sites for shopping is in the Centre of Barcelona and more specifically in the Passeig de Gracia. For local traditional markets, visit the Barri Goti area. You can also see the antique market, Placa Nova. For numerous shops with souvenirs and memorabilia, prefer the area of La Rambla. In the Boqueria, wide open market, which is also a major tourist attraction, you will find fruits, fish, seafood, Spanish salami and cheese.

 

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