Barcelona is located at the Mediterranean Sea, it is a place of great history, a place of modern art and architecture, a place of entertainment, pretty much one of the most visited cities in the world. The works of the famous Antoni Gaudi are amazing sights here, and the beach atmosphere is perfectly combined with the cosmopolitan feel of this place. Feel your holiday in Barcelona at its best:
One of the oldest parts of this city is the Gothic Quarter, there are many remains of old fortifications here, there are the Palacio de la Generalitat and the Palacio del Ayuntamiento to be visited. The Palacio Real Mayor and the Iglesia de Santa Agata as well as many other attractions are to be seen here from a holiday home in Barcelona. The famous boulevard of Las Ramblas, 2 km long, is a much favorite for tourists. They walk around here from the Plaza de Catalunya to the Columbus statue by the port, admiring street artists or enjoying a nice meal and some coffee at a local restaurant. See the Tower of Colon in the port too from a holiday villa in Barcelona, get a most stunning “over view” of the city.
Barcelona is one of the most amazing places in the world, and the El Ensanche is its modern center, where you find the works of Gaudi, such as the famous Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, the Palacio Guell, etc. Take a behind the scenes tour of the Stadium of FC Barcelona if you get the chance, from a holiday villa in Barcelona. Enjoy the traditional dance here, the Sardana Dancing, near the Cathedral square. Have some coffee at a beach bar or visit local museums, enjoy a local event or festival such as the annual La Merce, or the Monegros Desert Festival, in the desert of Fraga, 200 km from Barcelona.
Not far from the city you will find the Montserrat mountain range, with the beautiful church here and the endless possibilities for hiking and climbing and so on. From a holiday apartment in Barcelona you can of course hot the beach. They say Barcelona has the best urban beaches in the world according to National Geographic, and the Mediterranean Sea with its unique charm completes the scene here. Many parks, as well as the Mount Montjuic are well worth a visit, with the 17th century fortress here too.
There are plenty of wellness and spa facilities in Barcelona as you can surely imagine. The Aire de Barcelona is a great place in which to relax and recharge your batteries, as is the Aqua Bliss Fish Spa, or the Ambrosia Spa and many others. Massages, baths, jacuzzis, aromatherapy and all sorts of beauty treatments among others, will make your experience here a memorable one. Besides, you can opt for relaxation by the sea, which is always a plus.
Sightseeing is like a main “sport” when it comes to a holiday in Barcelona, as there are just so many things to see here that it will seem you need several lifetimes to take them all in. You can of course hit the beach and enjoy the sun, water sports at the Sant Sebastia or the Barceloneta beaches, the Mar Bella or the Sant Miquel and so on. Walk on Las Ramblas by day and by night, and enjoy the frees spirit of Barcelona here in many facets and representations; go to Sant Monjuic and take the cable car from the sea to the mountain, see a Flamenco show here at the Tablao de Carmen, see the Eixample by bike, take a boat tour or attend a football game at the Camp Nou Stadium. A holiday in Barcelona is a dream come true.
Barcelona with family is not only a lot of fun but also a fabulous opportunity to create great new memories. Thus a family holiday in Barcelona can take you on a kids and family walking tour or maybe to the Museum of Natural History, to the Can Framis Museum, the Museum of Science and so on. Don't miss the famous Tibidabo Amusement Park either, spend time at the beach, visit a Flamenco show, take a cable car from the sea to the mountains, a cycling tour through the city. Go to the zoo or the Parc Guell for that matter. Every day is a new adventure in Barcelona.
There is food from everywhere in the world in Barcelona and its surroundings. Seafood is great here, and you have plenty to choose from too. The waffles at the street stands are a must try as well, and the tapas restaurants will be something to mention for years to come. Wash it off with a Spanish cerveza or with a glass of Moscatel or some Vermuth al grifo. Try a cafe amb gel as well if you get the chance, it's espresso with some milk and ice cubes on the side.
Barcelona and the area around it are very much dog friendly places. Many shops even allow dogs inside, and as for dog friendly beaches, you may wish to try for a chance the Sant Pol de Mar, the Sant Pere Pescador to the north. Port Ginesta and Los Filipinos are dog beaches to the south. You can of course opt for some shopping together with Fido, or sightseeing in the city, maybe some hiking and climbing in the Montserrat mountain range and so on.Points of interest, a “must see” list in Barcelona:
A holiday in Barcelona and the surrounding area will be simply magical. Sightseeing in this city, relaxing at the beach, climbing in the Montserrat, there are endless means by which your vacation to be one that you will want to put on “repeat” every year.
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