Popular Places to Visit in Barcelona Spain

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, boasts of a host of exciting activities to do and memorable places to visit. One thing that is guaranteed in the city is a fun filled time. Below are some of the top places you should visit when in Barcelona. While you are checking out these top places, think about your accommodation in Barcelona, plenty of boutique hotels, hostels as well as Barcelona apartments will help make you stay enjoyable.

The first place to stop by is the Poble Español de Montjuic. This is a Spanish village that is located at the foot of Mt. Montjuic. The village has a collection of buildings, monuments, squares and streets that represent the varied cultures in Span. Created in 1929, this is a one-stop tour destination that has brings out the various cultures in the country.

Casa Battlo, Barcelona SpainVisitors should not miss the famous fairytale building in Barcelona- the Casa Battló. Located in the L'Eixample neighborhood, the building was completely redesigned by Antonio Gaudi, one of the most talented building designers in Spain. The Casa Battló is characterized by tiles and scales on the exteriors, domineering chimneys and a beautiful interior. The Casa Milà (La Pedrera) is another of the top attractions in the city. This beautiful architectural piece is located In the L'Eixample neighborhood on the border of Barcelona and Gràcia. The building was initially a residential place and also had leased separate dwellings during its early years. Its fascinating interior architecture is a must-see for anyone who loves great architectural designs.

The Temple de la Sagrada Familia is another masterpiece that was worked on by Gaudi. Although Gaudi passed away before the building was completed, you can see his genius in the completed sections. Construction is still going on and visitors are allowed to view the building for free.

Gaudi Waves at Parque Guell Barcelona SpainApart from architectural attractions, you will love the chic affordable cafes and restaurants in the city. A wide variety of menus are on offer including American and Asian fares. Most food joints are located on the Las Rambalas, which is near the port. You will not also miss the Human Statues of Barcelona. These are human actors who stay immobile for 6 hours or more everyday along the busy street. After a long day of strolling and shopping in Barcelona, relax at the Parque Güell. The park was originally meant to be a residential area but was later turned into a park. It has beautiful Gaudi creations of stone and tile work and offers a beautiful view over the city.

The above are some of the top attractions every visitor should not miss when in Barcelona. 

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Beaches of Barcelona

History, culture and the finest of cosmopolitan living are in perfect harmony in Barcelona. A thriving metropolis with nearly 2 million residents, the city is a hot spot for culture and the arts and is a leader in the European fashion industry.

Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain, is the second largest city in the nation. Its location on the Mediterranean coast lends to a temperate climate drawing visitors year round to enjoy the rich culture and heritage of the area. It is also home to one of the major seaports on the Mediterranean which makes it an important economic center for the country. If your are headed to historic Barcelona be sure to check out Barcelona Apartments for alternative sleeping accommodations.

There is no lack of things to do in Barcelona, with vibrant nightlife and a myriad of clubs and cafes there is something to entice nearly everyone. Shopping in Barcelona boasts an outstanding collection of unique and stylish offerings from many top designers and large retail merchants as well as many upscale boutiques that specialize in one of a kind designs.

Some would argue that the true heart of Barcelona beats along Ramblas in the old city, with its cobblestone streets lined with many eateries and shops. It is a favorite of both locals and tourists and hums with activity at nearly all hours.

History is alive in the Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarter, with its many Medieval buildings that are bounded by the remains of Roman walls dating to the 4th century. There are many beautifully preserved structures from the 13th to 15th centuries in the area that were once home to the affluent of the area.

Beaches of Barcelona

Beaches of Barcelona

Sun worshippers will be right at home in Barcelona as well, with 4.5 kilometers of golden beaches to choose from. There are lifeguards posted along the well-maintained shore to ensure a safe swim and all beaches are equipped for those with disabilities.

La Barceloneta is located nearest the city and is a favorite with tourists. It is comprised of two beaches, Paseo Maritimo Beach near the Olympic port and San Sebastia Beach which is near the Puerto de Barcelona. There is a cycling track and plenty of dining options.

Playa del Paseo Maritimo is a favorite for families and includes a children’s playground, ping pong tables and a skate boarding area and is situated on a wide, sandy beach.

Relaxation is the order of the day at La Nova Icaria Beach, a quieter version of its neighbors, and is a favorite of families that have children. Stone benches set a short distance from the beach offer a lovely respite for enjoying the scenic view.

Water sport enthusiasts will love Mar Bella Beach which offers an assortment of aquatic activities as well as paths for cycling, jogging and rollerblading along the beach area but is not heavily populated with eateries and pubs, offering a more relaxed atmosphere.Map of Barcelona Beaches

There are a total of 6 beaches in Barcelona and they are easily reached by the metro or a short walk from the city.

Discover the good life in Barcelona. Need a place to stay on your next adventure to Barcelona? Check out this list of reasonably priced Apartments in Barcelona. For more information on Barcelona and traveling through out the area, take a look at Beachcomber Pete travel guides on Spain.

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