Barcelona, situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. It is a beautiful city, ideal for sunbathing on its beach stretched over 4 kilometres. Although the city has many districts, four are seemingly important to explore. Barceloneta, engulfed with beaches and port, Ciutat Vella known for its heritage, Gracia which remained as a village in the past and Eixample, adorned with famous Gaudi’s architecture. The history of this city dates back to 218 BC.
Spend any time in Barcelona and you will fall in love with Ciutat Vella, the old city. Ciutat Vella lies at the heart of Barcelona and retains some of the Roman architectural structures and walls. It truly feels like stepping back in time and you roam the streets taking in the atmosphere.
One of nature’s natural beauty’s, the mountain of Montserrat, is another favoured day trip from Barcelona. This huge rock formation is a giant among it’s surroundings, and Monks have resided here for generations. There is a “cremellera” zip train to the summit from the train station, or you can take the cable car fro the breathtaking views on Barcelona city breaks.
La Rambla is the liveliest part of town and is arguably Spain’s most famous street. It has cafes, kiosks, street performers and artists. The Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city and is home to some of the most impressive medieval buildings one is ever likely to see, while the Picasso museum is impressive and spectacular, with many of the artist’s great masterpieces on display.
Barcelona is one of the most fashionable cities for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and its beautiful people. There you can party every day, from Monday to Sunday. Every night, thousands of clubs fill with people that want to spend a good time listening to the best music. There are cheap bars, Irish pubs, the most fashionable places or huge discos.
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