Highlights of Barcelona, Spain – Attractions
Barcelona Spain Attractions
Barcelona is one of the worlds leading tourist and cultural-sports centers with several million tourists every year. This is not surprising at all, because in Barcelona everyone will definitely find something for his or her preference.
For enthusiasts of art and architecture there are a lot of museums and architectural highlights of really famous artists, such as Gaudi, Montaner and Puig. Barcelona is also known for its excellent shopping centers, parks and of course its nightlife. For those who just want to enjoy the sea and sun, Barcelona offers 4 kilometers of beautiful beaches alongside the Mediterranean Sea.
Lovers of Architecture should not miss the historic highlighted buildings and monuments such as The Sagrada Familia, which is known as the international symbol of Barcelona, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and Palau Güell, which are the most popular works of Antoni Gaudi. Do not miss works of Montaner such as Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau as well. All these highlights are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Barcelona.
Choose Between – 50 Parks
Barcelona can offer more than 50 beautiful unique Parks, which can divide into historic, thematic, forest and urban parks.
The favorite top 3 parks include Parc de la Ciutadella, Parc Güell and Parc de Montjuïc.
In Parc de la Ciutadella you can find the Parliament building, the Barcelona Zoo and several museums. Furthermore it is perfect for enjoying a nice picnic or boating.
Parc Güell and Parc de Monjuïc are known for its beauty and great views over Barcelona. Parc Güell is visited by several million tourists every year. It seems to be the most special park of Barcelona in which Gaudi has incorporated many elements of modernism. This park should definitely put on the to-do list during a stay in Barcelona.
Shopping in Barcelona
Are you a shopping lover? Barcelona’s shopping areas are spread across the whole city and are all different.
If you are interested in buying tourist souvenirs, you can enjoy the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, which start at Plaça Catalunya and end at Barcelona’s harbor. But there are of course more exciting areas to shop in the city.
If you are interested in all kind of international labels and famous brands like Armani, Guess, Diesel, Mont Blanc and Zara, visit Passeig de Gràcia, Placa Catalunya or Diagonal. If you prefer more unknown brands and designer fashion, the narrow streets of El Born will be nice shopping alternatives.
Last but not least there are of course very popular shopping malls. The favorite ones are Diagonal Mar, La Maquinista, Centre Comercial Maremagnum and Gran Via 2.
Evening in Barcelona
How to spend the evenings in Barcelona?
During the summer months there are many events and things to do every single night. Have a look at the Montjuïc Magic Fountain Show near Plaça Espanya in the weekend as an evening starter. This is a spectacular display of color, light, music and water acrobatics. The combination of all these elements ends up in pure magic. Definitely a must-see if you come to Barcelona.
After such a beautiful show, go directly further to one of Barcelona’s cocktail bars for a nice drink with friends, and end up in on of Barcelona’s fancy nightclubs, which are for example located in Port Olympic. Clubs you can find there are: Opium, Catwalk, Shoko and CDLC, where mainly commercial music will be played and where the clubs are a little more expensive.
The largest and best known club in Barcelona is Razzmatazz, which is divided into 5 different rooms with different music styles. Razzmatazz is often used for concerts.
And for those who are planning a special evening, do not forget to have a look into the open-air club La Terrazza at Poble Español.
As you can read above, Barcelona is a fascinating city and there is a lot to do and see. All these activities and highlights will definitely make a stay Barcelona an unforgettable experience!
This article was written by Sarah, a travel writer and blogger for Apartime.com, providers of Vacation apartments Barcelona and Barcelona properties for sale.