Artistic and charming, known as the “City of Marvels”, Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya and the second most populated city in Spain, has it all. Ancient European history, architecture, culture, museums, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and historic heritage, Barcelona has everything a tourist could wish for. The “city that never sleeps” oozes charm, sophistication and beautiful scenery, enjoy the treasures this city has to offer.
Officially founded by the Romans in Neolithic times, Barcelona was formed at the end of 1st century BC. Governed by Muslims for over 200 years, Barcelona became a main residence of the Crown of Aragon.
Barcelona is now a major tourist destination in Spain, with immense influence around the world – economy, fashion, media, entertainment, the arts, world class education history and, unique tourism bathed in history and culture. A definite must for any tourist.
Barcelona Before You Travel
Founded in the Middle Ages, Barcelona continues to be a major economic influence, located on the North East coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by the Collserola Mountain Range on the Llobregat River in the southwest and Besos River to the north. With its world renowned No. 2 Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street, here you will find not only street performers but also fascinating shops, restaurants and architecture with Spanish and Catalan as the official languages and the official currency being euros.
Cash, pre-paid money card, credit cards and traveller’s cheques are widely accepted and currency can be changed at any post office, building society, and bank or exchange bureau for a small fee. Cars drive on the right side of the road, when overtaking, overtake on the left side, some cars overtake on the inside lane on motorways. Electricity is supplied by the state, running on 220 volts with 2 pin wall sockets with both gas and electricity supplied by Gas Natural Fenosa, Spain’s third largest supplier. A passport and ID card are required travelling to Barcelona together with visas and return tickets.
Weather in Barcelona perfect all year round. Winters are unique with mild temperatures no frost, snow is very rare with January being the coldest month. Spring starts towards the end of March - slightly chilly especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night – keep an umbrella handy as it rains sometimes. Summer in Barcelona last six months from May to October - June and September high season with July and August being the warmest - perfect for spending your holiday outside.
With its perfect weather all year round, Barcelona is unique with its own traditions, language and food. Outstanding world class tourism with spectacular things to see and do, shows Barcelona’s commitment to tourism with this incredible city being one of the most desired travel destinations on earth.
Oozing class, sophistication and character, Barcelona has a fascinating history and culture. Some of the most popular sites to consider visiting on your trip to Barcelona should include; the stunning Sagrada Familia, visit the gorgeous Gothic Quarter in Old Town Barcelona, marvel the Magic Fountain Show, visit the Picasso Museum, walk and shop in Las Ramblas street, marvel this magical city and all it has to offer.
Barcelona Highlights and Attractions
Barcelona is the perfect destination for any tourist with so much to choose from, so here is our pick of the highlights, we think deserve a mention;
Sagrada Familia, Casa Milo, Gothic Quarter, Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, La Rambla Market, visit fantastic theatres, sample shops, tempt your tastebuds in the restaurants and cafes with delicious, mouth-watering food, cooked to world class standards.
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