Barcelona travel guide

5 good reasons to travel to Barcelona

  • A perfect blend between the modern and the traditional
  • Exciting culture
  • Mediterranean wine regions
  • Modern hotel infrastructure
  • Good flight connection with Europe and the rest of the World

The celebration of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 was crucial for the development of this great city, a blend of tradition and modernity. For characters in the future and the past in its streets and squares, with an excellent infrastructure that combines architecture, culture and a wide range of leisure activities. Barcelona is one of the most important conference centers in Europe and one of the most fashionable and easily accessible destination from Europe, Asia and America.

Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan city, which has inherited many centuries of history. Its geographical location and the open character of their inhabitants are the reasons that the city has become culturally enriched. It has a valuable architectural and monumental heritage, the most splendid exponents which are its Gothic and modernist buildings. Five of the buildings have been designated World Heritage Monuments.

The Gothic district, the heart of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, the wide avenue down to the harbor and the harbor Mare Magnum, the three required visits and the essence of Barcelona. Here you can enjoy a walk in the streets are filled with charm and vitality.Other important monuments are Güell Park, Gaudi's exciting park, La Sagrada Familia, the impressive but still unfinished cathedral, the examples of the most modern architecture and some of the amazing and artistic heritage of the great architect Gaudí, but you will also find works by other Universal artists such as Salvador Dalí, Miró and Picasso at various locations in Barcelonaprovinsen.

Barcelona is also close to the wine region of Penedes, where you can find Sant Sadurni d'Anoia and Villafranca de Penedes as the most important cities. Here you will find a wide variety of vineyards and bodegas, ranging from the intimate, family-run bodega to the major and perhaps most famous bodegas like Torres and Codorniu. The wines produced are white, red and rosé wines, but the region is perhaps best known as Cava home.

In Barcelona you can enjoy a modern gastronomy but also typical Catalan dishes that are based mainly on regional products, which adapts to the different seasons. Olive oil, aromatic herbs, fruits and fresh produce such as fish, meat and vegetables are the main essences. The Boqueria market on Las Ramblas, the city's flagship fresh food are bountiful and colorful stalls, with plenty of fruits, vegetables and fresh fish that is tempting for everyone.

Barcelona, the city that never sleeps ... In Barcelona the night-the possibilities are many and nightlife for all styles of music are represented. Everything from electronic music, jazz and Latin rhythms for all ages. Barcelona attracts the world's best DJs playing the best dance music through the night in discos around town.

Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. It is a coastal city and has over four kilometers of beaches and large areas of nearby forest. Although there is a large city, it is easy to get around on public transport and on foot. You can reach any point in the city by metro, bus and taxi.


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ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA

Among accommodation offered in Barcelona and its surroundings are all kind of accommodation from luxury hotel to ,rural and wine hotels and inclusive apartments accommodation.

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