A recent CNN report ranked Barcelona tenth on its list of ‘Top Ten Most Loved Cities in the World’, and for good reason. Spain’s second largest city has a lot to offer to tourists. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona’s natural beauty and picturesque landscape is one of its major attractions. Combine this with its rich cultural heritage and splendid architectural structures, and you are staring at a European destination worth exploring any day! Here’s a quick run-down of what you should be doing if you visit this vibrant city.
Things to see
One of the most well known works of Antoni Gaudi is the La Sagrada Familia which is also a landmark in Barcelona. The construction began in 1883 and briefly stopped due to the death of Gaudi. It restarted in 1956 post the civil war and presently has eight towers that are complete.
What to experience
Looking for a night of fun-filled dancing? There are quite a few clubs that offer you toe-tapping music ranging from Latin house to deep funk. The place is perfect for drinking and chatting, and if you want a sole lounge or a stool then make sure you get there ahead of time!
If you are looking for a way to explore Barcelona on foot, then La Ramba is your answer. Beginning at the Plaza Catalunya this pleasant walk ends at the Monument of Columbus. Giving you a complete feel for the city, this walk is an experience you cannot miss. A little heads-up, beware of pick pockets when near the Raval harbor, during the wee hours of the morning.
The Spanish Village of Barcelona, is a unique attraction here. The village has more than 40 splendid native handicraft stores that let you experience Spanish culture at it’s best.