Thursday, June 26, 2008

What to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is an incredible city. Any tour of European cities should include it and it must be at the top of the list if you want to go in the area. Barcelona has many beautiful places to visit and explore and a whole range of activities that you can take part in so that your vacation is memorable. Let us think about the top tourist attractions in Spain's capital and you can figure out yourself which are to be included in your personal trip plan.

We would first recommend Antonio Gaudi's creations that include the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Add another of his designs, the Park Guell to the list as it is a world heritage site that hosts the famous dragon and various monuments of unique design. Its terrace offers one of the best views of Barcelona possible and to make it even better it is 100% free to visit and open every single day.

Once in town visit the Picasso Museum. It is located right in the center of the city and even includes some of the most famous works by Picasso. Also consider the Maritime Museum and on the whole we could say that any art lover can find tens of museums in Barcelona. Take a walk through La Rambla and stop at the opera theater "el Liceu". The entire area is perfect for sightseeing, shopping and dining.

Many people think that beaches are not great in Barcelona but the Playa la Barcelona is 10 minutes away from the core of the city. One can even go for Sitges Beach, right outside the capital and enjoy a great time at the beach as well. Leave the sun and go for Gothic delights at Barri Gotic. This popular tourist attraction spot is filled with bars, cafes and squares. Sunday is the perfect day to visit Barri Gotic because dancers will perform the Catalonian Dance sardana.

Leisure time is also available in the capital. Go for one of the attraction parks like Tibidabo. If time permits, you can go to the Universal's Port Aventura amusement park that is located in a city near Barcelona, Tarragona. If not, you can also go for the largest aquarium in Europe, also located in the capital. Night life is great and has everything for everyone. No matter what you want, you will find it from romantic spots to dancing clubs and since you are in town do not forget to try the traditional Catalan cuisine. Barcelona offers a very good vacation spot for all ages and you should not avoid it at any case!