Early this year, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Barcelona. The second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona receives over 8 million tourists annually. This statistic places it as the third most visited tourist destination in Europe after London and Paris.
The city of Barcelona was shaped by the 15th century BC, and geographically, it is home to over 5 million people living in the main and metropolitan area. Its surroundings are impregnated with the style of Gaudi, the great architect born here and who revolutionized the field through its non-conformist, life-centered and animal-plant-animal trio.
We stayed at this casual, modern hotel, Sunotel Club Central Hotel, within a 14-minute walk of 2 Gaudi buildings (Casa Milà and Casa Batlló) and the nearest metro station is only few minutes from Plaça de Catalunya central square. Excellent and friendly staff available to help at all times and excellent location.
Top 5 tourist attractions in Barcelona
Sagrada Familia – Was designed by Antoni Gaudi, but unfinished. The foundation stone was built in 1882. The interior of Sagrada Familia was fully opened in 2012 and is worth visiting for impressive details.
The Picasso Museum – Is the most famous museum in Barcelona. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, southern Spain, but his family moved to Barcelona in 1895. Picasso lived here until 1904.
Parc Guell – Is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and is considered one of Gaudi’s most artistic works. The park is on Carmel Hill, so this attraction involves a climb of 900 m.
Barceloneta beach – Is one of the most visited and popular beaches in Barcelona.Moreover,it is the closest to the city center.Along the sandy beach runs a walkway which is a good opportunity for joggers and cyclist.
La Rambla – “It is the only street in the world which I wish would never end.” -the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said about La Rambla.