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The Barcelona area guide

Sights and attractions

Barcelona is home to an array of architectural wonders. Boasting monuments like the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Palau de la Música Catalana, the city is filled with Modernista architecture. This style of architecture was brought to life by the likes of Antoni Gaudi – whose landmarks (which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites) attract visitors from around the world.

On top of its architectural feats, Barcelona is a seaside city that sun-worshippers will enjoy. With sandy beaches, botanical parks, cultural museums, the warm Mediterranean climate and an outstanding dining scene, you cannot fault the charming capital of Catalonia (an autonomous community in Spain).

If you wander through the city streets you’ll find the old interwoven with the new. There are architectural influences from a range of eras and cultures, including the Romans and Visigoths. The most interesting area to discover would be the Gothic Quarter, which demonstrates the city’s colourful past. If, however, you want a different perspective of the city, visit one of Barcelona’s numerous hills or mountains for panoramic views. Mount Tibidabo or Montjuïc are two notable areas to visit. The castle, parks, The Palau Nacional and Font Màgica fountains found in Montjuïc make it a popular excursion.

Barcelona is also well regarded in the sporting arena, particularly in football. FC Barcelona football club is renowned worldwide and its stadium, Camp Nou, is the largest in Europe. The club’s museum is also one of the most visited in Spain. If you are a footy fanatic, a tour of the museum is highly recommended!

Restaurants and cafes

Barcelona is often regarded as a premier destination for culinary delights. Sample Catalan cuisine, which differs from its Spanish counterpart and is equally tasty. Tuck into modern takes on traditional classics or savour international delicacies from one of the many esteemed venues found throughout the city.

ABaC Restaurant is a Michelin-Starred restaurant offering delicious Catalan food and an extensive wine menu. The modern chic decor paired with the beautifully presented meals make for a pleasing evening. Another venue of note is the esteemed Cinc Sentits and is particularly well-regarded for their seafood. If you are seeking an innovative dining experience with exceptional service, this is your best bet. Of course, the dish is further complemented by a glass of chilled wine.

Coffee connoisseurs will be delighted to know that a café culture exists in Barcelona. Onna Café, True Artisan Café, Nømad Coffee Productions and many others serve proper cups of joe to those who need it.

Shops

As a major hub for fashion, the shopping scene in Barcelona is naturally fantastic. Passeig de Gràcia is home to some of the world’s leading fashion designers, including Armani, Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel. Passeig de Gràcia is also home to stunning architectural wonders like the Casa Milà, which makes shopping in Barcelona all the more unique.

The most famed street in Barcelona, however, is La Rambla. A tourist magnet, it attracts millions of visitors each year to wander through the tree-lined street laden with vendors, entertainers and souvenir stalls. Though it can get packed during peak months, it’s worth a visit for the buzzing atmosphere alone. If you do venture here, you can also stumble into one of Europe’s largest markets and a landmark in its own right – La Boqueria. Sample the local Catalan delights and snap up some exotic produce.

Barcelona, like most other European cities, hosts numerous markets that are great for picking up second-hand gems, fresh food and other unique treasures. Concepció Market (flower market) and Sant Antoni Market (sells all manner of items) are two in particular that are worth visiting.

Travel

As Barcelona is a popular city around the world, the transport network is extensive, reliable and frequent.The simplest way to travel to Barcelona is via Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is situated 30 minutes away. From the airport, you can catch a train, bus or drive up the motorway to the city. Once in the city, you can reach major districts and neighbourhoods by using the bus or metro. Both services are modern and convenient. Taxis can also be hailed if required.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.



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