Beaches, parks, architecture, and flamenco are all wrapped up into one breath-taking city. Barcelona is one of those places that you need multiple days to fully see all of the highlights and to only begin to delve nooks and crannies of.
I spent three days there and barely scratched the surface. As a city that is located on the beach and is pretty close to the Mountains of Montserrat, there is a ton to do! Not to mention all of the history and architectural wonders to explore.
- The language spoken in Barcelona is Catalan though most everyone also speaks Spanish
- Antoni Gaudi played a huge role in the city’s architecture scene
- The 1992 summer Olympics were held in Barcelona and many of the sites used are still attractions or venues used today
- Barcelona is considered one of the best beach cities in the world, although it’s beaches were artificially made.
- Barcelona was almost home to the Eiffel Tower but was rejected for being “too radical”
- It’s home to the largest soccer stadium in Europe
- About 10% of Barcelona consists of parks, 68 to be exact. And they’re beautiful!
Your article really cheered me up: I have very happy memories of a visit to Barcelona in the 1990s;
La Sagrada Familia;
Possibly the most beautiful building in the world; poetry in stone. It has come on quite a way since we visited in the early 90s;It feels as thought it grew rather than being built;and the stained glass is stunning;the use of colour to evoke a sense of transcendence is compelling.
Karen in Cambridge, UK