Barcelona is a capital city as well as the largest city of the Catalonia region. It is the second most populous city in Spain after Madrid. It is a home for about 1.6 million of residents. The city is placed in the south region of Spain on the Mediterranean Coastline. It is a popular tourist destination and there is always something interesting going on.
The famous people who come from Barcelona are Jose Carreras – a tenor singer, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario – a professional tennis player and Erika Villaecija Garcia – an Olympic swimmer.
The most popular tourist attractions
The holidaymakers who will come to the city should definitely visit the most famous church in Spain called The Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family – Sagrada Familia in Spanish. The construction site for this church started in 1882. At present, it has not been finished yet. Nowadays, the church is 90 metres long and 60 metres wide. It is definitely the landmark of the city and the most popular tourist attraction.
What is more, Barcelona does not equal only churches. There are provided numerous attractions that will meet the expectations of young visitors as well as those much older. The most recommended places are the National museum of Art of Catalonia that presents the masterpieces of local artists, Parc de la Ciutadella where you can relax and numerous beaches worth visiting during summer time. You can be sure that the warm and crystal clear water of the Mediterranean Sea will make your stay pleasant.
How to get to Barcelona?
There are numerous possibilities (http://lot.com/pl/pl/). However, if you prefer the fastest one, you should select the air transport. Barcelona is served by Barcelona-El Prat Airport that is situated only 17 kilometres from Barcelona City Centre. It is the second busiest airport in Spain after Madrid’s Airport. It serves only European destinations.
The accommodation in Barcelona
A lot of tourists think that Barcelona is an expensive place to stay and the places to overnight cost fortune. However, they are wrong.
It is obvious that Barcelona is a home for the most famous 5-star hotels, but there is also a place for cheaper accommodation, suitable for every budget possibilities. For those reasons, there are also situated less expensive hotels as well as guest houses that are especially selected by students and people who do not care about high standards. There you will find also popular hotel chains, such as Interhome, NH Hotels and Catalonia Hotels&Resorts.