Barcelona is one of the most visited places in Spain as well as in Europe. It’s the second largest city of Spain. There are 4.6 million people living in the city center and 5,3 million more in the outer parts of the city. The main language is Catalan and Spanish, but most people also speak English.
Barcelona is a city with many different museums such as art, history and architecture museums. It is indeed a very interesting city for people who are interested in any of these subjects. All sights are easily reached thanks to the metro system.
But Barcelona is not just known for its beautiful sights, but also for its beautiful beaches and the great weather. The annual average temperature is 20 C°, and even in winter, temperatures rarels drop below 7 C°.
Sights, that are definitely worth a trip!
The Sagrada Família is a catholic church designed by the extraordinary architect Antoni Gaudí. This church is unique and you can’t compare it with any other churches. Its construction started in 1882 and hasn’t finished yet. It’s being constructed by the plans of Gaudì and the church is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Sagrada Família is located next to the Plaça de Gaudi.
The Parc Güell is a garden with fascinating architectural elements and is situated on a hill. It was also designed by Antoni Gaudí and some collaborators and built in the 1900s. It has a surface of 17.18 ha and it is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site as well. This parc is really special because of its colorful details. It is particularly well-known for the multicolored mosaic salamander and the mosaic work on the main terrace. The serpentine bench has a unique shape and it is made of mosaic as well. The entrance of the Park with the two pavilions are for sure on every tourists picture. The ceiling Mosaic in the Hypostyle Room are an eye catcher too.
Font màgica de Montjuïc is a fountain situated in Barcelona. It was designed by Carles Buigas in 1929. The show consists of light, sound an water acrobatics. It has become a very famous attraction in the last years and is a well-visited tourist attraction.
Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys is the olympic stadium in Barcelona. It was built in 1997 because of the International Exposition. The architect was Pere Domènech i Roura. The stadium can welcome and approximate 55.000 spectators. It is located in the southwest of the city.
Spanish food is very healthy and refreshing. One of the Spanish specialties is Paëlla, which is a rice dish often served with vegetables or fish. Another specialty is Pata Negra, cured ham which is often served with melon slices.
So you can see that Barcelona is worth a trip. It is very interesting as many different things are offered there. And as you now know a lot about Barcelona, you should go and see these places.
Annie, Jim, Pit