Travel Guide to Barcelona

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Barcelona is the best destination if looking for a place to treat your eyes to. The Barcelona weather is always just about right and there are many things to do in Barcelona for every visitor. The food there is also quite pleasant and the culture rather accommodating. Occasionally, the fragrance of the sea in the port or in Barceloneta, jostles your senses to the fact that there is a huge seaport and beach city so beautiful that it has been attracting visitors for centuries.  Most visitors arrive by air Europa to Spain.

Today new architectural designs have emerged for example Europe’s hottest new fashions in hip boutiques that have given the city an exciting edge for visitors from all over the world to enjoy. When visiting Barcelona, it’s often a challenge to many people because of the many attractions. A travel guide can help you come up with an itinerary for your trip and help you make the most out of your trip. Below is a list of some attractions that you should be on the lookout for;

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

Gaudí's Sagrada Família

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The city’s major icon is the work of Gaudí. This gigantic unfinished Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família or Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family is currently entering its 125th year since construction. Its beautiful architecture is another attraction of Barcelona that every visitor should have a look at.

Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana

Normally described as the lead of Barcelona’s Modernisme, this dizzyingly lavish tour de force was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It is a collection of Art Nouveau crafts and recourses which include ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, paintings, and a variety of decorative techniques.

Casa Batlló and the Manzana de la Discòrdia

Casa Batlló and the Manzana de la Discòrdia

Casa Batlló and the Manzana de la Discòrdia

The Manzana de la Discòrdia also known as the Apple of Discord situated on Passeig de Gràcia is famous for its row of buildings. The creations were made by the three well-known modern architects namely Gaudi,  Montaner and Cadafalch. Of the three, Casa Batlló, is the most outstanding and open to the public.

The Boqueria Market

The Boqueria Market

The Boqueria Market

This is Europe’s oldest open air market. Its colorful and aromatic nature makes it a great attraction of Barcelona. It is located just off the Ramba. This is where Barcelona’s gastronomic fortunes meet.  The Boqueria market is continuously attaining its crucial role as the major supplier of fish, fowl and meats.

Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso

The museum is dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s creations. He is a painter and artist born and raised in Barcelona. His stunning 3,500 creations are on display and in addition there are five Renaissance palaces that have been refurbished, redesigned and made available for public viewing.

Park Güell

Park Güell

Park Güell

The Gaudí’s bright and spirited park are the top most areas in the village of Gràcia. The park was initially established as a community garden for Count Eusebi Güell and his friends. The flowery hillside has a sequence of Moderniste gems going from the gingerbread gatehouses to the fantastic patchwork lizard on the stairs and the rolling ceramic bench on the central square.

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