Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and popular capital cities in Europe. Not only history but art, architecture, sport and much more is a thing which may encourage you to visit this unique place.
Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion and science. All those factors contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. The capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain is full of tourists in every time during the year. Cheap flights (like this) give a great possibility to discover the city with a small budget. One of the must see places is Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family (Sagrada Familia). It was designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. It hasn’t been finished yet, however, it already belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Site. It belongs to one of the most recognisable symbols of the city. Interesting fact about this church is that it is founded it is funded by private donations. An anticipated completion is the date 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death. The architect left plenty of others masterpieces in the Catalonian’s capital. You can go for a Gaudi’s trip and discover picturesque squares, buildings, mosaics and paintings. You can’t miss The Park Güell. It also belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
There is also a great number of museums in Barcelona, which cover different areas and eras. One of the most popular is National Museum of Art of Catalonia which possesses a famous collection of Romanesque art while the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art.
Other really popular place in Barcelona is Camp Nou. Not only millions of football fans come there every year, but also visitors not necessarily connected with F.C. Barcelona. You can book Camp Nou experience Tour & Museum individually or for groups. If you will be lucky you might also see one of the famous football players.
If you will be tired of a traffic and big city’s busyness you can relax on one of the seven city beaches. Barcelona beach was listed as number one in a list of the top ten city beaches in the world according to National Geographic and Discovery Channel. You can just lay down and have a rest by the sea in the middle of the city.
Without any doubts, Barcelona is must see a place in Europe. You will be surprised with the variety of cultures, styles and areas within one city. No matter how may times have you been there, you’ll always discover something new.