From: #flymeto | Mar 25, 2018
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, located on the Mediterranean coast in eastern Spain, is one of the few European cities offering the opportunity to enjoy a holiday where you can enjoy a cultural city or spend it all with a cocktail on the beach. Add to this wonderful architecture, great food and a city full of art, this second largest city in Spain is an ideal choice.
Barcelona has a great location and mild climate all year round. The coldest time during the year is usually from December to February, when the average temperature is between 10 and 12 ° C. The hottest month is usually August with a temperature of about 29 ° C, making it an ideal place for a weekend getaway in winter or summer vacation, that you don’t necessarily spend under the umbrellas.
As already mentioned in the introduction, Barcelona is located along the Mediterranean coast and therefore offers several kilometers of beaches. The main beach is called Barceloneta and offers all the services you need to relax. Great restaurants and bars, staff running up and down, carrying beer, water, blankets, mobile masseurs or seasonal merchants. If you feel like doing sports, you can count on the beach volleyball courts, running routes, surf rentals and a public outdoor gym.
MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona) is clearly the most modern museum of contemporary art in Barcelona and is one of the most important institutions of its kind in Europe. It is home to one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary art (over 5,000 works). In addition, Barcelona offers a range of art galleries featuring young artists from all over the world. Last but not least, you will find extensive street art that attracts admirers from all over the world
The amazing controversial modernist work of Antoni Gaudi has been under construction for more than 100 years and is not expected to be completed in the next twenty, though it was supposed to happen on the centenary of Gaudi’s death, in 2026. The tabernacle he visits annually hundreds of thousands of tourists, attracted by the novel design and combination of depicting the life of saints and amazing geometric shapes.
If there is too much for you in today’s hectic times, you can slow down exploring Barcelona’s oldest district. For over 2,000 thousand years it has been the spiritual and secular center of the city. Today it is primarily a tourist attraction and a pedestrian area with traditional shops and small restaurants. Along the route, architectural treasures, such as the Palau de la Generalitat, the Casa de la Ciutat, and Barcelona’s most beautiful La Seu cathedral await you.
Nákupy na Passeig de Gràcia
It is undoubtedly one of the most famous and most expensive shopping streets in Barcelona, perhaps in the whole of Spain. This street is the place where the most important brands and designers of the fashion industry concentrated their sales. Passeig de Gracia begins in Barcelona’s famous Plaza Catalunya and ends in Gracia. So we can enjoy a beautiful walk, where you can relax to use 32 beautiful modern benches, which are the base for street lamps.
Ferran Adrié’s culinary heritage
One of the most important chefs of the day, Ferran Adrià, has long run the elBulli restaurant, which has been voted five times the world’s best restaurant. Although the restaurant is no longer open, the legacy of the renowned chef in the form of his pupils survives in local restaurants, where culinary innovation continues. Among them are Dos Palillos, Alkimia and Tickets.
Boquería Food Market
The history of the most famous food market outside the walls dates back to the 12th century, when sellers avoided paying import taxes. Located on the iconic Las Ramblas Street in the city center, this approximately 2,500 square meter market is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. Even today it remains an important center of local trade. There are over 300 stalls selling local and international products and are the target of most professional chefs from all over the city.
If you visit Barcelona, it would be a sin to lie down on the bed immediately after dark. It is not in vain that Barcelona never sleeps. The multicultural district of El Raval is home to a thriving art community, underground bars and an alternative scene. If you want to experience Barcelona differently, start here.
Stadium Camp Nou
In addition to being the home stadium of one of the world’s most famous clubs, it is also the largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of almost 100,000 spectators. The stadium is open to the public, so you can walk through the stadium and visit the FC Barcelona Museum, where you can see various trophies, memorabilia and original jerseys.