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  1. Barcelona: an introduction
  2. Gothic Quarter
  3. La Sagrada Família
  4. La Rambla
  5. Montjuïc
  6. Eixample
  7. Park Güell
  8. Plaça de España
  9. Barcelona Beach
  10. Parc de la Ciutadella

Barcelona: an introduction

Barcelona is by far one of Europe’s more exciting cities. Located on the north eastern part of Spain and capital of Catalonia it has a lot to offer its visitors, from its well preserved Gothic quarter and fascinating Gaudi architecture to the beautiful beaches, parks and hills.  The unique city of Barcelona is an absolute must when visiting the Costa Dorada.

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is considered the most famous area in Barcelona.  It is located in the heart of the old city, surrounded by La Rambla to the West, Plaça de Catalunya to the North, Via Laietana to the East and Barceloneta and the  beautiful beach seafront to the South.  Most of the Quarter dates back to the Medieval times, with its labyrinth of narrow streets closed to regular traffic.  The area is packed with a variety of beautiful sites, including the lovely Plaça Reial next to the Rambla, the Plaça Sant James with its City Hall and presidential palace towards the center, and the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia also known as Barcelona’s Cathedral to the North.

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família is perhaps one of the most  famous work of Antoni Gaudí, set in the heart of the Eixample district.  The construction of this large Roman Catholic church started in 1883 in a unique to the artist mix of Gothic and Art Nouveau style and is still unfinished today.  The Sagrada Família with its remarkable architecture is consider a UNESCO World Heritage Site attracting millions of visitors each year.

La Rambla

La Rambla is a one of the most vibrant and busy streets in the heart of Barcelona, popular with both locals and tourists.  This partly pedestrian avenue, is packed with top hotels, great restaurants, terraced cafes and a variety of entertainment.  It is over one kilometre long, going from Plaça de Catalunya towards the North to the Christopher Columbus’s statue and Maremàgnum towards the South, as well as separating the Barri Gòtic to the east and El Raval to the west.

Montjuïc

Montjuïc is Barcelona’s best known hill.  It is located to the southwest of the city centre offering spectacular views over the harbour and the old city.  The northern end of the park is home to various museums and galleries including the Fundancio Joan Miró, the Museu Arqueologic and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

Eixample

The Eixample is one of Barcelona’s most sought after districts.  It is located to the north of the Old Town starting at the Plaça de Catalunya.  It is packed with the city’s most luxurious hotels, great shopping boutiques and trendy restaurants. The Eixample was constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and has become famous as the home of many of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces including the Casa Milà and La Sagrada Família.

Park Güell

Park Güell is considered Barcelona’s most beautiful park, attracting millions of visitors each year.  It is located on the residential district of Gràcia, north of the Eixample, on the El Carmel hill and offers breathtaking views over the whole city.  The park is another masterpiece of the famous Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí, built between 1900 to 1914, and today considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The park’s main highlights include the two remarkable buildings at its entrance as well as the main terrace with its serpent shaped bench.

Plaça de España

Plaça d’Espanya is another of Barcelona’s main squares, packed with various statues and a fountain at its heart.  It was built in 1929 for Barcelona’s International Exhibition.  The Plaça is home to the grandiose bullring which has been converted into a shopping center.  On the southern end of the square lies the 47 m tall Venetian Towers, the entrance to the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina which leads to the Palau Nacional and the Montjuïc Park.

Barcelona Beach

Barcelona famous Beaches are considered one of the world’s best urban beaches according to National Geographic.  The city is blessed with no less than seven beaches starting at the Port Vell and Barcelonetea to the west and going way pass the Port Olympic on the Eastern Side of the city.  The oldest, the most popular and the closest to the town center include Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta beaches, both more than a kilometre wide.  As for the other beaches, they are a bit smaller, usually less crowded and built for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Parc de la Ciutadella

The Parc de la Ciutadella is a beautiful park located on the Eastern side of the Old City, next to the remarkable  Estació de França.  It is one of the biggest green area in the city center with no less than 70 acres, making it a perfect place to relax away from the city buzz.  It is home to the Barcelona Zoo, the Parliament of Catalonia, a lake, various museums, as well as a spectacular fountain designed by Josep Fontserè.

Flights to Barcelona

The best way to get to Barcelona is through the Barcelona international airport which is located some 20km west of the city centre.  The airport is served by over 100 airlines including many low cost brands and offers direct flights to some 170 cities.

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