The second biggest city of Spain, Barcelona is known as the city of art, architecture and culture and it took its place. Located in the northeastern Mediterranean region, Barcelona is also a influential center of Catalan culture.
The northwest part of the country is known as the Costa Brava and is the most popular segment of the Catalan coastline. In the 18th century, a lot of British and French immigrants opened shops in this region. After World War II, many more inhabitants flocked to the area. There are still many historical sites to visit and Barcelona is considered one of the most interesting cities in Europe for its history and culture.
After visiting Barcelona, it’s a good idea to visit the nearby towns and villages. The landscape is quite varied and offers opportunities to see several outdoor markets along the coast. Costa Brava is also connected to other regions through train, air and bus.
Barcelona has excellent beaches for the majority of the year but the stretch of dancing sunbathing beaches known as La Rambla is especially interesting. The city is also blessed with an abundance of striking and well-preserved historical buildings.
Barcelona is also known as the city of art
If you’ve visited Barcelona, you’ll understand when I say that La Rambla is a breathtaking place. But even if you’re not a sun worshipper, it’s impossible not to be impressed by the energy of this city.
Many shops and bars can be found along the beach and several restaurants and cafes in the city. It’s also a great place to relax and have a refreshing drink if you need to cool of the humid summer climate.
Dining in Barcelona isn’t a cheap affair but as far as I’ve experienced, there are endless opportunities to enjoy good food in Barcelona. I was particularly impressed by the old world feel of the city and the attention to detail.
To me, Barcelona represents creativity and culture in the widest sense. This city has immigrants from all over the world and brings together to discuss the importance of each ethnic group’s cultural contributions to the city.
Barcelona represents creativity and culture
Arguably one of the most colourful characters that has come to Barcelona is that of Antoni Gaudi. Many people visit Barcelona to pay their respects to Gaudi and this is a good way to get to know the architecture.
Gaudi devoted much of his life to the building of his famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The immense Gothic design is bold and is an amazing sight to behold. The nearby park is good for a ramble and a visit to these two is a must.
The Casa Batlló is a vast complex constructed out of random rubble. It was originally intended to be used as a home for the restoration of Catalan architecture. Over time, however, it has evolved into a complex comprised of stately buildings and labyrinthine passages. Architects and planners came up with a design that would be unique and innovative. To me, there are few other cities in the world that get creativity so right.
To me, Barcelona represents creativity and culture in the widest sense of the word. This city is not only one of the most lively cities in Europe, but it also has the most Dovecenary.
During your stay at a luxury Barcelona hotel you will be within easy reach of enjoying all of these cultures. Glimpse into a unique and fascinating history of the city.