Lapped by the Mediterranean, sun-kissed Barcelona is a city whose character bursts at all natural seams. It is one of the world’s most progressive city, forever on the cutting-edge of Spanish art, cuisine, and fashion. The city is a dynamo that magnets foodies, architecture buffs, and night owls. This city is a delight for all the senses.
When it comes to aesthetics, Barcelona is perhaps the most enchanting and innovative of all Spanish cities. Life thumps at very high pressure through the streets. See for yourself the zest for life, sense of style, and artistic genius few global cities can match. This compact city appears as fit as in a continuous process of self-renewal. The skyline constantly changes as small districts display their unrivaled beauty.
A stroll through top attractions like the La Catedral (Address: Plaça de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain / Phone: +34 933 15 15 54) to Barri Gotic (Phone: +34 933 18 11 95) show the Gothic legacy of the city’s medieval history. In the l’Eixample neighbourhood, Antoni Gaudí’s hallucinatory masterpieces La Pedrera (Address: Carrer Provença, 261, 08008, Barcelona / Phone: +34 902 20 21 38) and Casa Batllo (Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona / Phone: +34 932 16 03 06) will surely amaze you. A sure crowd pleaser is Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia (Address: Calle Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona), which is one of the most popular Catholic churches in the world.
Barcelona also takes pride of its Catalan culinary traditions. Sight-seeing can create a considerable appetite, and the city can give you the best culinary experience. Alfresco seafood eateries and traditional restaurants rub shoulders with new waves of designer dens operated by the the city’s avant-garde chefs. The city will not let your hungry stomach and discerning palate down.
What is more, Barcelona’s energy is unparalleled, so prepare to party all night long. There is no better place to unleash the party animal in you than in Barcelona. At night, you can sip caipirinhas in designer cocktail bars before you hit the crazy clubs. If you want to party hard while having a bit of culture, you and your friends can pack century-old pubs.
As if the city’s buildings and exterior facades are not mesmerizing enough, you can also go indoors and see fine museums like the Fundacio Joan Miro (Address: Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona / Phone: +34 934 43 94 70), Fundacio Antoni Tapies (Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona / Phone: +34 934 87 03 15), and Museu Picasso (Address: Carrer de Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona / Phone: +34 933 19 63 10) – pay homage to artists who have left their imprints in the city. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona / Phone: +34 936 22 03 60) boasts astonishing examples of Gothic and Romanesque painting. Add to these marvels concerts, special exhibits, and monthly film festivals.
There is so much to see and experience in Barcelona that you will soon realize it is impossible that this city will bore you. Actually, it is almost impossible to squeeze in all the activities in your schedule. A friendly warning: Plan your trip very carefully before traveling here.