A City Break In Barcelona - Part One

Barcelona-Gaudi-SgradaAs the capital of the most famous part of Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona is a gorgeous city fronted with the Mediterranean Sea and backed with amazing mountains that makes it unique and interesting for visiting. Thanks to its own special history, customs and language you’ll need moths to explore every aspect of the city. Anyway, visiting some of the most interesting places could be done in much less time. The first place that every tourist should visit are the highlights in this place- the Park Güell and Sagrada Familia, both creations from the extraordinary architect Antonio Gaudi, who is responsible for most of the amazing architecture in this town. It is not a coincidence that he is often compared with Christopher Wren, the master architect from London.

When to visit

Even Barcelona has different beauty during the whole year, if you like to enjoy in everything that the town offer, is better to go in early or late summer. During this time you can enjoy on the beaches, parks and gardens, avoiding the tourist crowds that are highest in July and August. Having in mind that remarkable part of Barcelona is the city’s architecture, there are many outdoor activities in Barcelona that you can experience.

How to get there

It is up to you, you are going to use road, train or sea transportation, but having in mind that there are many cheap flights, the plane is the fastest way to arrive in Barcelona, especially if you are going for a short vacation. The Barcelona’s airport is twelve kilometers far from the center and is directly connected with almost all European destinations. To the center you can easily reach thanks to the shuttle bus who departs in five minutes, train who departs in 30 minutes as well as taxi who can be found at the airport.

Which places to visit

We must say Barcelona is rather large metropolis that covers about 100km2, but the best of luck, most of the city’s sights are close to each other. The best place to start your outdoor Barcelona activities is the most famous, iconic boulevard Las Rambles which is surging trough the city’s center, from Plaça de Catalunya all the way to the harbor.

The old town or also known as the district of Cuitat Vella, is placed on the both sides of the boulevard. Revamped waterfront and many other beautiful views will come before your eyes. Barry Gòtic is popular place here where you can see the most amazing Gothic architecture in whole Europe. On the northern side of Cuitat Villa the district of Eixample is located, there you can see a variety of stylish buildings all created by Antony Gaudi. 

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