The beautiful Spanish scenery and architecture will delight everyone who visits and therefore give the trip a touch of history, cuisine and nature elements. Barcelona is one of the leading tourist and economic centers.
Climate in Barcelona is more as a maritime Mediterranean climate that gives mild winters and hot summers. Population of Barcelona is more than 6 million people and the commonly spoken languages are Spanish and Catalan. Barcelona has more than 55 beaches in cities territory and has the highest mountain peak on mountain Saint Jeroni of 1235 meters. Barcelona is highly attractive to entrepreneurs and the startup company rates that have founded in Barcelona grows every year.
As for tourists, there are many places to visit and enjoy. Barcelona has various buildings, landmarks and signature foods to see and try. Barcelona’s architecture and many gardens and parks are built or designed by the Antoni Gaudi that was a Catalan architect.
Sagrada Familia is a basilica in Barcelona that was built by famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Basilica is a beautiful masterpiece by Gaudi that has a Catalan Modernism and Spanish Gothic mix that wonderfully creates a unique and breathtaking scene. Tourists around the globe travel to see this basilica in Barcelona to get a glimpse of Gaudi art. Sagrada Familia basilica is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site that means it’s protected. The building of itself carries many different symbols that represent the catholic symbolism of the Bible.
Another of Antoni Gaudi buildings is Casa Mila or La Pedrera. The front of this building is funky and looks very unusual. The building is built as a modernism masterpiece and has a stone facade that has iron balconies. At first Gaudi received much criticism as the Casa Mila did not go with the Barcelona’s architecture in the years it was built. Nowadays this Gaudi building is one of the top of the tourist’s lists when visiting Barcelona and has earned a place in cities unusual yet classic architecture.
La Boqueria or the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is a public market that takes place at the Catalonia, Barcelona. This public market is famous for the various Spanish delights and signature foods sold there as well as the unusual way of selling goods to non-Europeans. This kind of public markets is not unusual for other European countries but for the tourists traveled from a far, it is the best place to learn about best foods and seasonal fruits and vegetables at the market.
Park Guell is a public park located in Carmel Hill, Barcelona with various design elements in the gardens, which was Gaudi signature in his naturalistic phase. Park has many symbols and elements that create a relaxing location with mythology and philosophy all around. Garden complex is visited by many tourists every day and the mosaics and colonnades are one of the many breathtaking sceneries in this wonderful creation of Antoni Gaudi.
Barcelona City History Museum
The most well-known and popular museum in Barcelona is Barcelona City History Museum that showcases Roman sites like temple of Augustus and other ancient sites. The territory of museum covers 4000 square meters and there is a lot to learn about Barcelona and its history. This is definitely for the tourists that like to feel like explorers and the researchers of cities roots.
Placa de Catalunya
Place de Catalunya is one of the most well-known meeting points for tourists as it is located in the Passeig de Gracia. The square the heart of Barcelona and has many shopping centers and activities to do while being in Barcelona. There are sculptors that represent four Catalan capital cities and their wisdom and labor. This is also the location for the best hotels in Barcelona such as Maison Doree and Suis. This square is often used for tourists to meet, sit around and enjoy the busy life of Barcelona.
Fundacio Joan Miro
Another Catalonian artist aside from Gaudi is Joan Miro. Joan Miro is an artist that also creates and lives the soul in Barcelonas streets. Tourists often go see the gallery to enjoy Joan Miro’s work. His work includes sculptures, paintings and ceramics that can all be seen in his museum Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona. One of the known sculptures located in Barcelona is Dona I Ocell that was built in 1982.
Palau de la Musica Catalana
Concert hall that looks like one of the masterpieces of UNESCO heritage list is Paau de la Musica Catalana. This concert hall was built by Lluis Domenech i Montaner for the chore in Barcelona. Concert hall offers many symphonies, operas and other spectacles that entertain the tourists and visitors all year long.