If you have decided to visit Spain, Barcelona should be at the top of your itinerary table. The reason is not simply that it is the second largest city in Spain, or that it is the capital of Catalonia. More than these reasons, Barcelona is a trendy and lively Spanish city that is also known as its cultural capital. Barcelona is among the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and probably the number one destination in Spain. Millions of tourists from all over the world visit Barcelona every year.
Barcelona has so many places to visit that it is not easy to decide where to start. Of course, it would be in your interest to have the help of a guide. The few places you can start visiting are La Rambla or Sagrada Familia. La Rambla is quite a popular place in Barcelona where tourists walk quietly and enjoy the culture and civic life in Spain. Las Rambla will offer you many cafes and shops. Every now and then you can walk into a cafe for a snack. You can find arts and crafts items in these stores that can make wonderful souvenirs. There is a famous fountain in the town of Las Rambla associated with the myth that those who drink from this fountain will surely visit it again. Alternatively, you can decide to walk from the Sagrada Familia to the Barcelona Cathedral. Barcelona is full of cafes and if you feel tired during the walk, you can always take a little break in a cafe. Depending on the weather, the heat can sometimes dampen your gloomy mood.
When you are in Barcelona, you should make sure to visit some of the great creations of the master architect Antonio Gaudí. Some of his works include La Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, and Casa Batlló. Sangrad Familia designed by Antonio Gaudi has been under construction since 1882 and it will take several more decades before it is completed. The Barcelona Aquarium, located in the port area, is another popular destination that children will love. Poble Espanyol is home to specialized craft shops. La Pedrera Casa Milá is another fantastic expression of Antonio Gaudi. You will be amazed to see the corrugated brick work used in this building. In addition, there are different types of museums, zoos and stadiums that are the unique attractions of Barcelona.
Barcelona hotels remain almost completely occupied throughout the year. Therefore, you must book your hotel in advance. There are a number of great hotels in Barcelona, while there are also cheap hotels that have nightly rentals as low as 20 euros. There are also luxury hotels in Barcelona with prices above 100 euros. Most of these hotels offer discounts ranging from 10 to 30 euros. percent.