Capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona is situated on a plain stretching from the mountains to the sea, and between the Besos and Llobregat rivers. A beautiful 2000 year old city full of history and culture, you will never forget a visit to Barcelona and you will be eager to return.
Situated on the North eastern coast of Spain Barcelona is very easily accessible and the El Prat airport is right near the centre. For those staying in the city of Barcelona is it only a short drive or bus ride away from the airport.
Barcelona was named by National Geography as the number 1 beach city in the world and the beaches are fantastic. The beaches are relaxed and inviting, where you will find fun and friendly “chiringuitos”, common on Spanish beaches that offer you a place to sit down, relax and listen to music while you have enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the sun.
Those who visit Barcelona will be spoilt for choice with vast range of bars and restaurants there are to eat in or enjoy a quiet drink after a busy day visiting the many famous landmarks in the city. There are many places to eat the beautiful Spanish cuisine; Irati Taverna Basca is well worth a visit for those wanting to sample some truly tempting Tapas, it is a very highly rated and quality establishment. Another great restaruant to visit, known from personal experience, is Moncho’s serving outstanding seafood and tapas with fantastic service.
There are many landmarks to visit in Barcelona, such as the breathtaking La Sagrada Familia, a church that was left incomplete but will forever be a symbol of Barcelona’s beautiful architecture. There are tours that take you to see most of best art nouveau buildings in Barcelona and the information for such tours are avaibable at the tourist offices. For those with children The Museum of Natural History is a great place to visit to keep them entertained and educate them at the same time!
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