Barcelona is located in the Northeast coast of Spain and is the most cosmopolitan city in the country. It is difficult to find an adjective to describe Barcelona perfectly… cosmopolitan, modern, traditional, lively. But one thing is for sure, you will love visiting this vibrant city and enjoying all it has to offer.
Sagrada Familia – This masterpiece is in its final stage of construction after 134 years. Construction began in 1882 and is expected to be finished in 2026. It is quite stunning and definitely worth a visit. Touring with a guide is a must as you will learn the history and significance of every area of the cathedral. Once complete, it will feature eighteen towers dedicated to religious figures. Their varying heights are designed to reflect their hierarchy.
Park Guell – Another incredible masterpiece in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi. It is located in the upper part of Barcelona and has wonderful views of the city.
Camp Nou Experience – For all the soccer fans, a visit and tour to Camp Nou is a must in Barcelona. The tour is very well run, you will see many areas of the stadium including the team's memorabilia, locker room, and have the opportunity to take awesome pictures.
Barceloneta Beach – Beautiful large beach in Barcelona. The beach has areas that can be crowded and be aware of nudity! But is has a lovely promenade for strolling, biking, and even segways.
Visit the Gaudi Buildings on Passeig de Gracia - His unique approach to the Art Nouveau movement generated some of the most creative buildings you will see in this Spanish region known as Cataluña. Taking a guided walking tour is the best way to learn the history and details of these incredible masterpieces.
Stroll down La Rambla - La Rambla is a tree-lined pedestrian street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. Enjoy street performers, human statue art, and artists that will draw your portrait or caricature.
Indulge in Tapas – We spent two weeks in Spain and the food in Barcelona was towards the top of the list. There are so many wonderful restaurants. You can indulge in tapas at all hours. Adjusting to Spanish meal times was a breeze – lunch at 2 and dinners between 9 and 10pm, especially since it was just getting dark around 10!
Cathedral La Seu - Towering above the center of the Gothic district is Barcelona's principal cathedral, La Seu. Considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in all of Spain.
Take a day excursion to Montserrat – About an hour from Barcelona is this spectacularly beautiful Benedictine monk mountain retreat. Not only is Montserrat Monastery of significant religious importance but the natural beauty surrounding the monastery is simply breathtaking, offering some of the most spectacular mountain views of Catalunya.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic music and light show - The Magic Fountain is a must see Barcelona attraction. You have never seen a fountain like this. It really does feel magical to experience the beautiful show of water, light and music.
Barcelona is a wonderful city to combine with a trip to Northern Spain. Another popular itinerary is to travel from Barcelona along the southern coast of France and conclude your trip in Paris. However you prefer to arrange your itinerary one thing is for sure – you will love visiting this amazing city and enjoying its many diverse attractions!
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