Barcelona Travel

Barcelona Travel

Barcelona is one of the world’s most visited cities, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a sunny city, with jaw dropping architecture, some of the best nightlife anywhere, and a host of cultural sights, museums, a beach and a funfair.

If you want to go out, then there’s an international party going on most evenings. On summer nights, wander between impossibly hip bars, enjoying the sultry heat and the cava sangria, making regular stops for fried squid and cured ham.
A night out in Barcelona may be the best you’ve ever had and for that special event why not organise your hen or stag party in Barcelona with the Barcelona culture.

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Barcelona’s daytime attractions are numerous, but probably the best is the fantastic SegradaFamilia. The cathedral is a work in progress, but don’t let that put you off – being able to see the construction of such a spectacular building is a privilege that you shouldn’t miss.
There’s the glittering lizard sculptures and Tolkien-esque landscapes of Parc Guell,. The view from the cable car, which travels above Barcelona’s glitzy marina. Placa Real, the perfect place to finish your night out. The narrow streets of Barceloneta, holding innumerable tapas bars and seafood restaurants. And of course, the Ramblas, the bustling main thoroughfare.

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If you want to come back to Barcelona, drink from the fountain at the bottom of the street, the Font de Canaletes – doing so is said to guarantee your return. Barcelona is second largest city in Spain with a population of about 4.5 million and the commercial centre of the Costa Brava holiday region.

A visual city with elegance and sophistication. A contrast of medieval and modern with five Barcelona buildings designated as World Heritage Sites. Museums, art galleries and architecturally significant streets and squares make up the many Barcelona attractions to be explored.

Barcelona is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain, good climate, great food, excellent bars, wonderful museums, the list goes on. Spring is a good time to visit Barcelona with temperatures around 20 degrees. During summer, it can become hot and humid and crowded.

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Most people stay near the Ramblas or in the Gothic Quarter. A good place from which to explore the city including Gaudi’s masterpiece, the unfinished Sagrada Família Cathedral, and Parc Güell. There are plenty of cafés and Barcelona restaurants around the Ramblas along with shopping.

The funicular up to Tibidabo, or the cable car up Montjuïc provide views of Barcelona. Barcelona is a coastal city with four kilometres of beaches.

The wide tree lined boulevard known as La Ramblas, is a long continuous pedestrian avenue that changes names five times as it cuts through Barcelona’s ‘old city’. Lined with cafes, restaurants and shops. A street of great atmosphere and a place all visitors to Barcelona experience. All day long you will see buskers and mime artists as well as stalls selling flowers, newspapers, birds and rabbits. Las Ramblas is a great place to stay if you don’t mind a bit of street noise.

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Looking for your ideal accommodation for a holiday Barcelona? Then browse through the hundreds of apartments available at located all around the city. There is bound to be the one for you!

Barcelona is the heart of Catalonia region, an economically rich area. Originally known as Barcino and founded in the 3rd Century. During the 5th Century the Visigoths controlled the city and then the Moors in the 8th Century. In the Middle Ages Barcelona was the capital of the Catalan empire and money was made from commerce. The 19th Century Barcelona emerged with active trade with the Americas. This brought a Catalan renaissance during the early 1900’s and Catalonia was declared a Republic in 1931. Barcelona was taken by Fascist forces in 1939 and after Franco’s death in 1975 democracy came and the Catalan language was once again used.

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Barceloneta and the Port is the area along waterfront that includes the Olympic Port and Port Vell. An area that was fully developed for the Barcelona Olympics and now a very popular place to walk and for entertainment.

The Gothic Area is Old city between Via Laietana and La Rambla and a well maintained medieval area. Born & Sant Pere is an upmarket area to the east of the Gothic Area and close to the waterfront defined on the eastern side by Parc de la Ciutadela and on the west by Via Laietana. Gracia is north of The Eixample and includes Les Corts. Montjuïc is to the west of the Raval and an area of gardens and space rising above Barcelona.

Raval is to the west of the Gothic area and a rougher area and home of the red light district. In the Raval you will find some “touristy streets” and MACBA. The Eixample is the ça Catalunya and has as it’s centre the Passieg de Gracia, a major shopping street and location of some of them main Gaudi buildings.

Date posted: 13th June, 2018

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