Barcelona - The City
Barcelona is a truly enchanting and vibrant Spanish city that allures tourists from the world over. The architecture, the culture, the history, the art, the people, the football (European) and delicious food has been packaged into one city that is Barcelona. The city happens to be Spain’s most visited and for good reason. For the most part, it is a coming together of the old and the new, and has the best of both worlds.
From an architectural perspective, Barcelona is a treasure trove spanning over 2000 years and more. Its Roman influence can be found at the ancient city walls and towering temple columns. The city’s Gothic quarter is home to 14th century cathedrals while the other parts of the city boast of several sculptural masterpieces. For the avid art enthusiasts, there are many museums that exhibit some of the finest works by Dali, Picasso and many others. Rich culture and history meets modern fashion and trends in a way you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the world. The street life in Barcelona is probably the liveliest in the world. Performers, vendors, and all sorts of entertainers can be seen doing what they do best. The buildings in Barcelona are seldom taller than nine storeys. Seemingly,
Barcelonans do not like to distance themselves too far up from the streets because that is where all the action is. Barcelona also likes to stay up late and party. For the pub or club hopper the city is definitely a winner. Even restaurants and eateries only start filling up at around 9-10pm. When it comes to industries, Barcelona is the forerunners in several different industries including “smart green” technologies, medical research and even hospitality. The locals are creative, witty and energetic. This Gothic and modernist city situated just off the Mediterranean Sea offers a lot of activities for tourists and locals alike. Shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, sport, music festivals and concerts will keep you occupied and well entertained.