Barcelona, the sophisticated capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its attractive and unique art and architecture. The incredible Sagrada Família church, La Pedrera & Park Guell designed by world famous Antoni Gaudí are just a few of the amazing charms in the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature some of the most extensive collections of artworks of the 20th-century .
Barcelona, a very special and lively city full of wonderful and entertaining attractions. Just a walk along the harbour on a sunny day is perfect for a romantic stroll or a fun walk for the whole family with its stunning collection of sail boats to keep your eyes occupied. You can walk along the harbour and beach with a a beautiful view of the mediterranean sea or why not rent you and your friends an electric bike and take a ride around Barcelona in style! If you dont fancy the exercise then you can take a stroll from the harbour down the famous La Ramblas high street with its wonderful market stalls selling traditional souvenirs for the perfect holiday gift. Further up on the left you will find the famous La Boqueria market place. (Pictures below) If you enjoy food as much as i do and would like to get a true taste of Spain then i definitely recommend going here. It is a very colourful and vibrant location with a wide range of food and drink for the hearty or healthy eater. Its aromatic and robust smells from traditional spices, salamis, fruits and sea foods will entertain your taste buds for the day.
Further up from the market place you will find yourself at the Placa Reial (Plaza Real.) Here you will find yourself encompassed by shops and places to eat with a nice view of the square with its beautiful water fountain.
If you continue a little further up onto Passeig de Gracia street and walk to the end of the street you will find yourself at the famous Gaudi masterpieces Casa Mila & Casa Batllo. These are spots not to be missed when in Barcelona i heard which i unfortunately only saw from the outside but never managed to enter these astonishing marvels of architecture .
If you would like to visit more of Gaudi’s Masterpieces you can visit the Sagrada Familia landmark church which is not too far from here which is one of the highlights of Barcelona and probably the most famous in my opinion.
The construction of Segrada Familia began in 1882. It was designed initially in a Neo-Gothic style. A year later it was commissioned to the Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who redesigned it entirely. His new designs gave it a remarkable and original basilica with 18 towers. Sadly Gaudi died and could not complete this work of outstanding artistry. He managed to build just one of the towers before his passing which now you can see 4 towers.
Adding Park Guell onto your list of things to do is a must because this is such a stunning and gracious place. Be blown away by the wonderful architecture and gardens.
My last destination in Barcelona was to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. I was literally blow away by the sheer size of this place and symmetry designed here. Also after a bit of walk up to the top the stunning view is worth the hike up. Dont miss this!
Barcelona was an awesome city and i loved every minute of it and recommend this as a holiday destination to anyone.