About barcelona

Barcelona is the capital city of autonomous community of Catalonia which consists of four provinces. It is the 2nd most populous city of Spain & 6th most populous city of Europe. Each year more than 8 million tourist visits Barcelona making it the 3rd most visited city in the Europe. The city is well renown for its rich culture & heritage, due to which it has become a major tourist destination. It is the 4th most powerful city in term of GDP in the Europe & 35th most powerful city in the world. The city is crazy about football, it is a home to one of the leading football club FC Barcelona, whose stadium Camp Nou has a capacity of 100,000 making it the largest stadium of Europe. Barcelona is regarded as the “best beach city” in the world & is the first city to win Royal Gold Medal for its architecture. The world is thankful to Barcelona for the International Book Day. The city has one of the worst record when it comes to road safety with an accident occurring at every 19 seconds.

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La Sagrada Familia

Build in the 19th century & designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia a large roman church in Barcelona. Considered by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site, La Sagrada Familia is regarded one of the most famous work of Gaudi in Barcelona. It has been under construction since 1882 & the construction is still not been completed. The architecture of the church has an extraordinary combination of gothic & art nouveau style. Many art critic regard it as one of the best church in the world in terms of gothic art.

Park Guell

Built between 1900 & 1914, Park Guell is another masterpiece of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, who is known as the face of the Catalan modernization. The park was named after the industrialist Eusebi Guell whose vision was key in the transformation of Catalonia. Located on the carmel hill of Barcelona, it is a public park which consists of gardens & architecture elements. In 1984, the park was declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Casa Mila

Built between 1906 & 1910, Casa Mila is one of the last marvel of the architect Antoni Gaudi. It is one of the most famous building of the Catalan mordenization. Casa Mila is also known as “La Pedrera” or “open quarry”, for its uncoventional appearance. It was named after the industrialist Pere Mila. At that time, it was very controversial because of its undulate fasade & twisted balconies. In 1984, it was declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Casa Batllo

Intially constructed in 1877 & redesigned in 1904, Casa Battlo is considered to be one of the mordern marvel of architect Antoni Gaudi. It was named after its owner Josep Battlo, who bought this place because of its stunning location in the center of Barcelona. Caso Battlo represents Art Nouveau style of architecture which became very popular in the 20th century. In 2005, it was declared as the World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

La Rambla

La Rambla which is also called as La Ramblas is one of the first landmarks that any traveler would like to visit in Barcelona. It is a street in the central Barcelona which spreads through the heart of the city. Creating the boundary between Barri Gotic in east & El Raval in the west, La Rambla is a tree-lined pedestrian mall which stretches about 1.2 km. It is the most crowded place in the city during evening with some of the best cafes & restaurants being part of it.

Gothic Quarter

Located in the heart of the city, Gothic Quarter is one of the most famous landmarks of Barcelona. A visit to Gothic Quarter is an experience for a lifetime because its not a visit to a place but it directly introduces to the rich history of the city from the ancient times of Roman to the 20th century. One of the most attractive feature of the Gothic Quarter is its antique buildings, narrow street & near absence of traffic.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Located on the Tibidabo in Collserola ridge in Barcelona, Tibidabo Amusement Park is a theme base amusement park. Built in 1899 & opened in 1905, it is the oldest running amusement park of Spain & 3rd oldest amusement park of Europe. The park is now owned by the Barcelona City Council. Because of variety of attractions for different age of people, the park has become a family holiday destination

Museu Picasso

Located in Montcada street in Barcelona, Museu Picasso is a house dedicated to the magificient artworks of the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Opened on 9th March 1963, it is the first & only museum to behold the permenant collection of artworks of the great artist. Now, it has been declared as a museum of national interest by Government of Catalonia.

Placa de Catalunya

Built in the 19th century by the King Alfonso II, Placa de Catalunya is large square in the central Barcelona which covers an area of about 5 hectares. It is the place where old city meetings were taking place & currently it is the center point of city’s most important street & avenues. The place is well known for its fountains & statues, it also has large shopping center which attracts lots of tourist.

Camp Nou

Opened on 24th Sep 1957, Camp Nou which is the home football stadium of one of the leading international club FC Barcelona. If you are hardcore football fan & love some action, then this is your golden chance see some football icon live. With a capacity of 99,354 Camp Nou is the largest stadium of Europe & 2nd largest stadium of the world. It has already hosted final of UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup & the final of the 1992 Olympics.

Things to Do in barcelona

Visit the La Boqueria - A paradise for the traditional food lover, La Boqueria attracts more than 45,000 visitors per day. It is the most famous food market in the world. So if you want to eat the traditional barca food, which includes some of the finest cheeses & the seafood, this is the place you should not miss out on.

Visit the Santa Maria del Mar - Symbol of the antique design & resilience of the Barcelona’s architecture tradition. If you a piece of history, then this place excites you like nobody else in the world. A Gothic style temple with stunning glass panel which is illuminated by sun rays is a view to die for as a photographer.

Visit the La Sagrada Familia - Designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi, it is one of the finest piece of architecture & engineering. It is regarded as the most famous architecture of Gaudi, which now attracts a lot of tourist. It has marvelous combo of Gothic & Art Nouveau style. One mind-boggling fact is that it is still under construction.

Visit the El Palau de la Musica Catalana - Designed by the contemporary artist Lluis Domenech, it is a palace of the Catalina music built in 1908. It is a designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The interior of this place mesmerizes you with its color, pattern & texture.

Visit the Las Rambla - A tree like pedestrian mall spread across the heart of the city attracts a lot of tourist because of its breathtaking bird-eye view from the top. It is one of the most crowded places in the city due to its delightful cafes & restaurants which offers you some yummy food.

Visit the Museu Picasso - If you are a fan of the famous 20th century artist Pablo Picasso, then this the place that will engage you the most. It is the first & only place in the world which presents you the complete collection of this magician’s whole artworks at a single place.

Visit the Tibidabo Amusement Park - If you are looking for a family holiday destination in this part of the world, this is place that offers you variety of activities for each age group. It is the oldest running amusement park of the country & 3rd oldest of Europe. So if you are planning a one day picnic for your family, this could be an ideal place

Visit the Park Guell - Regarded as the finest masterpiece of architect Gaudi, Park Guell is recognized as the face of the modern Catalonia. If you are interested in visiting this place, book your tickets well in advance as the park only allows 400 visitors per half hour.

Visit the Gothic Quarter - Located in the heart of the city, Gothic Quarter offers you an experience of a lifetime. If you are a history lover, then this place enriches you with a history right from the era of the Roman to the 20th century. One of the most attractive feature of this place is that there is no traffic.

Visit the famous Camp Nou - Home to one of the leading international football clubs in the world FC Barcelona, Camp Nou is the 2nd largest stadium in the world & the largest of its kind in the Europe. So if you are planning visit Barcelona, spare one day for live match if possible, which will be an experience you will never forget.

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