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About Barcelona

Situated at the seaside and capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain after Madrid. Home to the famous architect Antonio Gaudi and his masterpiece - the La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona is also well known for its style and artistic influence. Coupled with sunny beaches all-year round, Barcelona has emerged to become one of Europe's top tourist destinations.
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Barcelona had humble beginings as a small colony formed due to its strategic location between Spain and mainland Europe. It was founded by the Carthaginians and had spells under Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Franks. Barcelona raised in importance in the 12th century due to trade and its position as the biggest city in Catalonia. It was followed by struggles between Barcelona and the catalonia region with Spain. Today, Barcelona is one of the most happening cities in the world.
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The city is well connected to the rest of rest of the world through its Barcelona International Airport. It is also easily accessible by train, bus, car or even by boat.
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Home to the famous Spainish fashion brands, Barcelona is direct rivals against fasionable Madrid. Everywhere you go, you are likely to stumble upon either a Zara, Mango or another of Spain's popular fashion retail shop. Drop in during the seasonal sales and you are likely to find great bargains.
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Barcelona is divided into a few major districts with Placa de Catalunya forming the center of the city. The famous Las Ramblas street stretches south of it with the Barri Gotic district and La Raval district on the sides of the street while the shopping street Passeig de Gracia stretches north of Placa de Catalunya in the Eixample district. Located along Paseeig de Gracia is some of Antonio Gaudi's more famous works, the Casa Mila and Casa Batllo while his masterpiece, the the La Sagrada Familia is also located in the same vicinity.

Slightly east of the Barri Gotic district is the La Ribera district which has the popular Museum Picasso.

Finally, Venture off the city center to visit Park Guell in the Garcia district or Torre Agbar in the Sant Marti district. Finally, do not miss out Montjuic hill or Tibidabo hill which provides spectacular views of the city.

To visit most of the attactions in a short span of time, it is encouraged for visitors to purchase the Barcelona Bus Turistic which brings visitors to most attractions. Together with the ticket, there are also many discount vouchers for many attractions.
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Festivals and Events

There are plenty of festivals and events in Barcelona but do not miss La Merce on 24th September and Sant Joan on 23 July.
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There are a huge range of hotels in Barcelona from budget hostels and 1 to 2 star hotels to expensive eye popping 5 star hotels. Get one near the Las Ramblas on Placa de Catalunya to enjoy the convenience of staying near all the action.
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Well known for being a food paradise, Barcelona provides traditional Spanish food as well as its own unique Catolonia food. Seafood and table wine are avaliable at affordable prices and there are many warm and cosy restaurants in the different districts.
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Photos Of Barcelona City


Barcelona City

La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Salesians Church

Camp Nou on match days

Arc de Triomf

Port Vell Marina

Casa Batllo


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- About Barcelona
 • Antonio Gaudi
- History
- Travel Barcelona
 • Airport
 • Cheap Flights
 • Train
 • Metro
 • Bus
 • Bus Turistic
- Shopping
Passeig Gracia
- Attractions
 • Arc de Triomf
 • Beach
 • Caixa Forum
 • Cathedral
 • Marina
 • Olympic Ring
 • Pavilion
 • Zoo
 • Barri Gotic
 • Basilica Santa Maria
 • Camp Nou
 • Casa Batllo
 • Casa Mila
 • Castell Montjuic
 • Colombus Monument
 • Cosmocaixa Museu Ciencia
 • El Call
 • Font Magica
 • Fundacio Joan Miro
 • Hospital Sant Pau
 • La Boqueria
 • L Aquarium
 • Las Ramblas
 • Montjuic
 • Museu Historia
 • Museu Historia Catalunya
 • Museu Maritim
 • Museum Picasso
 • Palau Musica Catalana
 • Parc Ciutadella
 • Park Guell
 • Placa Catalunya
 • Placa d Espanya
 • Pueblo Español
 • Sagrada Familia
 • Sala Montjuic Cinema
 • Teatre del Liceu
 • Teleferico Montjuic
 • Tibidabo
 • Torre Agbar
- Festivals Events
- Hotels
- Food