Travel to Barcelona, an enchanting seaside city with a relaxed pace
Barcelona is a city that seems to have everything going for it: great weather, coastal location, beaches, architecture, culture, shopping, dining and nightlife… what more could you ask for?! This vibrant city, which is the second largest in Spain and is the capital of Catalonia, is a key tourist destination as well as being a major center for business and commerce. A popular weekend destination for Europeans, tourists from around the world also visit Barcelona for longer vacations, but with so many attractions in the city you’ll be hard pushed to see everything, even in a week.
During the summer, the city’s location, right on the shores of the Mediterranean, means that you can go to the beach one day, and stroll the city’s streets and landmarks the next. With so much to see and do, it’s best to come armed with an itinerary if you want to admire the major landmarks, but Barcelona is also a city to take your time in, relax in its bars and restaurants and experience its vibrant street life. Maybe you should save this for your second or third visit though!
There are some things you won’t want to miss such as the city’s quirky architecture, whether it’s the fantastical Sagrada Familia or Park Guell, or the historic Medieval Gothic Quarter which is among the best preserved in Europe. Also visit Barcelona for its impressive museums including MUHBA and Museo Picasso, or just enjoy the greenery of its parks. Barcelona really does have something for all tastes.