Barcelona has almost everything that a traveller may find amusing. Starting from unique architectural pieces and delicious traditional food, to bustling, lively nightlife and the simple Mediterranean atmosphere that so many find delightful and inspiring. So, here are a few reasons why Barcelona is worth a visit. At least once, if not a couple of times.
To Appreciate and Praise the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is a masterpiece to say the least and one of the most worldly-known Barcelona attractions. It is constructed by Antoni Gaudi. What makes this building so special is the fact that it has been under construction for more than 100 years and it will not be completed for the next 20 years or more.
This spectacular monument is full of religious symbols that are beautifully blended with themes of nature and quite unusual geometric forms. Visit Barcelona, and you will most certainly be impressed. Moreover, if you have an artistic soul – you will be inspired too.
To Be Amazed by the Gothic City Area
During the 18th and 19th century the city centre in Barcelona was remodelled, and today it gives a neo-classical and neo-gothic vibe. Out of all the places to visit in Barcelona, the Gothic cathedral is a must-see monument, but there are smaller not such hidden gems that are also worth mentioning. Once you take a walk through this area, you will come across skulls, bones, and letterboxes with a strange appearance. The area has a special charm that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Barcelona.
For the Famous Contemporary Art and Artists
Artist such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali put Barcelona on the map when it comes to art. However, contemporary art has kept that legacy, and the city is known today as a place where artists can have a successful and well-renowned career. When you visit Barcelona, don’t miss the MACBA art museum. Besides that, you can find art galleries that give mid-career artist a chance to shine too.
For the Well-Known Music Scene
Berlin is undoubtedly highly respected for music festivals, but Barcelona is not far behind. Spain is proud to host two of the world’s most respected music festivals in Barcelona. You have probably already heard about Sonar and Primavera Sound. These two festivals take place in spring, and the rest of the year is filled with music entertainment too. Holidays in Barcelona are often celebrated with famous DJs and singers from all over the world. Clubs you should definitely hit if you are into that kind of parties are Razzmatazz and Apolo.
For the Food Served on the Boqueria Market
There aren’t many food markets like this one in the world. That is why it is highly appreciated by visitors. You can find the market in a building dating from the 19th century, and it was originally planned to offer meat and fish as product choices. That is most certainly not the case today. If you go there, you will have the opportunity to buy exotic fruit of all kinds, rare spices and other mouth-watering products.
For the Camp Nou Stadium
Football fans unite. This one is for you. Even if you are not an FC Barcelona fan per se, the stadium is still worth a visit. It is the largest stadium in Europe. It can gather up to 100,000 spectators. Plus, for the real fans – you shouldn’t skip the FC Barcelona Museum. You can see trophies, memorabilia and original shirts from famous players.
For a City and a Beach Holiday all in One
There aren’t many places in Europe where you can relax at the beach during the day, and walk around the city at night. Barcelona offers you that, and you get to experience the best of both worlds. You can go on a boat excursion and explore Costa Brava, and be back just in time to go for dinner in one of the many city restaurants.