Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city, both in terms of size and population. It is the capital of Catalonia, a region occupying the Mediterranean coast in the east of Spain.
Once a Roman colony in the 2nd Century, B.C., Barcelona reflects the culture and the arts of the unique Catalonian people. It is multi-faceted and diverse, as are all Spanish cities, but perhaps Barcelona is more so.
The visitor who is unfamiliar with what it’s like to travel to Barcelona Spain will be drawn like a magnet to the utter uniqueness of the city. Projecting itself as an unequivocally Mediterranean city, Barcelona nevertheless offers its own brand of the Spanish city – historic Gothic centers, a maze of narrow streets, and the grid-like layout of the Eixample.
When you travel to Barcelona Spain, a variety of sights await you – palaces, modern architecture, Roman ruins, Moorish palaces, museums – all awe-inspiring. The following sights and places should be in your list of places to visit when you travel to Barcelona Spain:
Also known as Las Ramblas, La Rambla is actually a congregation of five separate streets strung together, creating a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard. Here, you can feast your eyes on the fascinating view of buskers, mimes, and living statues. There are also itinerant salespeople plying their wares along this boulevard, selling everything from lottery tickets to jewelry.
If you like to look at Gothic buildings when you travel to Barcelona Spain, then don’t miss the Barri Gothic with its concentration of Gothic buildings. The Barri Gothic is located only a few blocks northeast of La Rambla, which makes it a convenient next stop after mingling with the boulevard crowd. Here you can relax in one of the many cafes and bars along the dark streets and squares of Barcelona.
Home to many of the paintings of Spain’s most famous painter, Picasso, the Museo Picasso is one of the most visited museums in Barcelona. So if you want to travel to Barcelona Spain and fully enjoy all that the city has to offer, you shouldn’t miss this museum. The museum is housed in spectacular stone mansions right on the Carrer de Montcada, which was once an approach to the port in the medieval times.
La Sagrada Familia
Even if you don’t have much time, don’t miss the La Sagrada when you travel to Barcelona Spain. You won’t regret it. La Sagrada Familia is the life’s work of Barcelona’s favorite son, Antoni Gaudi, who never finished it. However, though unfinished, the cathedral’s magnificent spires boldly pierces the sky wit swelling outlines that were said to be inspired by the holy mountain of Montserrat. It’s a magnificent sight and truly awe-inspiring.