Visit Barcelona and Marvel at Magic
Barcelona, Spain, is one of the most magical cities in the world. It is home to amazing food. It is situated on the coast and has amazing beaches. It is home to incredible Gaudi architecture, dazzling art collections, and engaging museums. The city has a remarkable history and culture and you will feel at home savouring tourist spots and the quieter yet still embracing local places to get a flavour of the city.
To that end, it is advisable to stay in a beach holiday apartment in Barcelona and wake up to perfect views. The city does get busy and the sound of the waves breaking on the shore is far more pleasant than waking up to traffic noise.
Without further ado let’s jump in and take a look at some of the most vibrant places Barcelona has to offer.
Whether you’re a fan of football (soccer) or not you cannot fail to be awed by Camp Nou. Seating 99,000 spectators this really is one of the game’s cathedrals. To see and appreciate the dizzying scale of the stadium it is a good idea to arrange a tour. This is possible on non-match days so check the calendar before visiting.
The stadium has been home to FC Barcelona since 1957 and tours include the museum that features memorabilia of the club’s triumphs. If you’re a fan of the ‘beautiful game’ this can be described as a heavenly experience.
There are many fine places to experience the magic of the genius architect Another Gaudí at work and one of the most interesting is Park Güell. This is the great man’s attempt at landscape gardening and he did not disappoint. He was commissioned to build the park In 1900 by Eusebi Güell who had dreams of building a miniature city for the wealthy. Had the park been a commercial success it is fair to say this would have been a rich person’s compound paradise.
It is not an exaggeration to say that the park did not disappoint creating 3 kms of roads, exotic and magnificent plazas, two gatehouses, and walks taking visitors on a truly enchanting and remarkable journey.
Eusebi Güell commercial dream flopped and the city bought the project turning it into a public park. It has become one of the most popular places in Barcelona ever since.
Barcelona’s coastal location means it has plenty of beaches and if you’re a fan of sun and sand you won’t be disappointed.
If you like the idea of beach, booze, sun, clubs, and restaurants heading to the west of the city is the place to go. Sebastià beach is very popular for this kind of sun and sea experience and you can participate in water sports if that is your thing. As you can imagine it gets touristy and that is part of the attraction if you want to make fast friends and enjoy a cool beer while watching the waves.