Updated: Jul 30, 2022
The bewitching capital of Catalonia has so much to offer you. Absolute highlights are of course the works of architect and artist Gaudí: La Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and the city villas Casa Mila and Casa Batlo. But Barcelona offers many more special experiences with the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and montjuïc city mountain with Poble Espanyol. And after a day full of museums, cycling, shopping, strolling and enjoying, the wide beaches and Olympic port are wonderful places to simply rest & sit down on a waterfront terrace. The food and its exciting diversity is also on the top list. What a lovely, diverse city for a group tour or even for single traveler. Oh yeah, before I forgot, this photo was taken while yours truly was refreshing with a glass of Barcelona's famous Sangria and of course waving with a handcrafted fan scored from a nearby souvenir shop. Hmmm yummy!
Sagrada Familia The Sagrada Familia, the life's work of Gaudí. From 1883 he interfered with construction and while improvising he changed everything. He lived as a hermit on the construction site for 16 years and is buried in the crypt. At his death, only one tower of the birth façade was completed. After the civil war, more were completed, according to Gaudí's design. The work, funded by public contributions, continues to this day. The visit of the Sagrada Familia is definitely worthwhile. Here ! yours truly waving a handcrafted fan scored from a souvenir shop at the foot of Sagrada Familia. It was quite warm that day, had to get some refreshment with a small glass of famous Spain's Sangria. Hmm..yummy!
The famous Park Güell city park was commissioned by Gaudi by the industrialist Eusebi Güell from 1900. Gaudí based the park on his idea of a nature-inspired architecture. This can be seen in the rock-filled pergolas, harmoniously integrated steps, paths and undulating, multicolored, mosaic decorations, with which Gaudí shows his social commitment. A wonderful leisure park for picnicking or a drink.
The Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter :
De Ramblas is Barcelona's most famous street and a walk on the Ramblas is therefore a must during the visit to Barcelona. The 1200m long street runs from the central Plaça De Catalunya to the Mediterranean Sea. When Barcelona was no bigger than the Gothic Quarter, the city walls were here. The historic central districts of El Gótico and El Raval should also not be missed for the authentic historic feeling of the city.
Excursions and suggestions:
Camp Nou, the domain of FC Barcelona, is the largest football stadium in Europe. The club museum, two floors with memorabilia and trophies and a souvenir shop, is one of Barcelona's most popular museums. The Camp Nou Experience includes a visit to the museum, a look inside the changing rooms, the chapel, player tunnel, press room, the director's skybox.
A fun and special experience is attending a Flamenco Show, in Montjuic in the Poble Espanyol. In authentic Andalusian style and enjoy dinner from Catalan & Andalusian cuisine. During the show you will enjoy the passion and rhythms of the most important styles of flamenco. It was indeed a great thing to experience the passion and drama of Spain’s most famous art form with a live flamenco show at the renowned Los Tarantos in Barcelona. Serving up some of the best, most authentic dancing and music in Catalonia since 1963, this classic venue makes for a memorable night out in the heart of the city’s old Gothic Quarter.
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