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Barcelona- 'Something for everyone'

Barcelona- ‘Something for everyone’

Barcelona – is one of the most attractive cities in Europe.  Whilst being fun and funky it’s certainly a favorite with all ages with so much to see and do.  No explorer will become bored.

The cosmopolitan and international vibe  make a visit worthwhile with mixtures of medieval streets and the Mediterranean seas to mellow your days.

Gaudi – Steals the limelight when it comes to the most famous Barcelona ‘must see’s ‘With La Sagrada Familia being his most famous legacy, .  Superbly creative bad taste and using nature as his guiding aesthetic, Gaudí redesigned the interior columns of the nave to appear like a forest.  It really is worth braving the queues to get up close and personal   You can now buy an advance ticket …………website…….  Where  you can choose your visit time.

Passage de gracia  –  the street of modernism contains some of the city’s most famous and interesting buildings from the modernist era. More striking architecture by Gaudí includes the Casa Batlló and Pedrera. Many of Barcelona’s most elite shops are located here too.

Bari Gothi -Named for its labyrinth of medieval streets and squares, the fascinating Gothic neighbourhood is testament to the development Barcelona experienced between the 12th and 15th centuries. The most outstanding monument in the Bari Gòtic is the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is an excellent example of Catalan Gothic style.  Some would say a slightly more tranquil area of this Capital of Catalonia  hosting some of the cities small,  independent and  reasonably priced shops, boutiques, cafes and bars.  Definitely worthy of a wander.  Not far in the other direction are a handful of interesting monuments: the Plaça del Rei—the Royal Palace with its watch-tower, a refectory with Roman arches and the 14thC Agueda, Chapel of St. Agatha.

La Rambla – A visit to Barcelona is never complete without a stroll down the city’s most Iconic pedestrianized tree lined  thoroughfare buzzing and exuberant.  The boulevard runs along the edge of the old part of the city, reaching from the lively Plaça de Catalunya down to the harbour.  Beneath the trees, bursting with flower stalls, souvenir shops, cartoon artists, street performers as well as street hawkers, pick pockets – tourists and locals alike gather to take in the street’s non-stop action.  The  famous Boqueria (traditional indoor food  market) is about half way down. Make sure you visit to sample fresh juices, tapas or a caña in the afternoon!

 Camp Nou – For football fanatics, a trip to Barcelona isn´t complete without a visit to the renowned  Camp Nou.  One of the most famous football clubs in the world.  If you buy a tour, you will be taken back into the history of FC Barcelona, its progression as a club, countless successes and everything in between.  Not to be forgotten are the expansive, panoramic views you will take in throughout the tour of the largest stadium in Europe.

La Barceloneta – Hot and Sizzling  is the beach district of the city  any qualms about  overcrowding is offset by the sheer entertainment provided by unabashed nudists, bronzed volleyball players, bongo-bashers/banjo-strummers, Asian hawkers.  If the heat gets too much an ice-cold cocktail at one of the chiringuitos (beach bars) will be time well spent.  Barceloneta is also very famous for its seafood restaurants, which can be found along the boardwalk, and around the marina.

 

 

Alison Vella

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