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Things to see and do in fascinating
On a par with its stuffier sister-city,
Madrid the capital of Spain, Barcelona can offer something, quite literally,
for everyone. No cliche intended. The combination of modern
city and historic destination is a fascinating blend.
|The wonders of Antoni
You can tour the wonders
of Antoni Gaudi's modernist
creations, including Casa Milà (or La Pedrera) and the ever-fascinating
Casa Battló, or stroll through one of the most famous construction
sites in the world - the unfinished Temple de la Sagrada Familia, or Temple
of the Sacred Family.
Gaudi took over work on the
construction and design in 1891 but regrettably passed away in 1926 before
he could finish the job. Your entry fee will pay towards the ongoing
work on this enigmatic and fascinating building.
Many more examples of Gaudi's
imagination exist throughout the city, including Parque
Guell, a wonderland of modernist art, which was originally intended
to be a residential area, but ended up being a great place to stroll and
relax with views over the sea.
Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Shopping & Dining
If looking at architecture
isn't to your taste and you would prefer to go shopping, fear not!
Shopping opportunities abound in Barcelona, with fashion, houseware, and
anything else you could possibly wish for readily available.
The majority of the major
outlets can be found in one area, which leads from the Port of Barcelona,
via Las Ramblas, right through to the Plaza de Catalunya and the Passeig
de Gracia, and Avenida Diagonal is a great place to shop 'til you drop.
Talking of Las Ramblas, this
is one of the best places to stroll and people-watch in Barcelona, with
many "human statues" to entertain you along the way. It is always
a good idea to have some change handy for these street artists - give them
a coin, and they will obligingly perform for your camera.
When it comes to dining Las
Ramblas is a good choice, but there are many restaurants and smaller cafés
dotted around all over the city for your culinary pleasure from traditional
Spanish to all types of international cuisine. Many bars and nightclubs
are available for your evening entertainment delight too.
||Beaches and boats
Barcelona has some great
and welcoming sandy beaches for your enjoyment. Catch a tan and relax
to recover from your touring excesses with some remarkable modern buildings
in sight all around. Barcelonetta is a great place to stay too, overlooking
the sea and right near the beaches.
Right next door is Port Vell,
with an endless array of yachts, some offering cruise and charter opportunities.
The Port of Barcelona is
close by and worth a visit. This is the place to go if you would
like to catch the ferry to the enigmatic Balearic Islands, right out in
the centre of the Mediterranean Sea.
Where to stay
In Barcelona you will be
spoiled for choice when choosing a place to rest your weary head.
For those wishing to be more independent, there are many holiday
rental apartments available. If you prefer, you can choose to
stay in a hostel or hotel
in Barcelona, ranging right through from one to five star options.
Choose your area, and whether
central or on the outskirts of the city, you will find the public transport
is excellent for travelling to all the attractions in the city.
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