Barcelona Tourism (Spain)
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About Barcelona Tourism
Barcelona is a vibrant capital city of Spain, best known for its rich history, splendid architecture, spellbinding churches, and many other famous landmarks. The most important places to explore in Barcelona are Casa Batlló, Recinte Modernista Sant Pau, Casa Mila, La Boqueria, Las Golondrinas Boat Tour, Mirador de Colom, Barcelona Aquarium, Sagrada Familia, Chocolate museum, Gaudi Experience, Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, and Montjuic hills. Barcelona tourism also promotes its adventure and outdoor activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, water sports, bungee jumping, skydiving, and paragliding. One can also get a glimpse of the culture of Barcelona on the trip. The culture is very much influenced and adapted from the Romans and the majority is Catholic.
History of Barcelona
The first human life in Barcelona is said to be in Neolithic Times. The city of Barcelona was discovered by the Romans by the end of the 1st Century BC. The city thrived inside the defensive wall built by the Romans and the remains and ruins of the wall can still be seen today. The city was also ruled by Muslim, Christian, and finally became a country belonging to the Carolingian Empire. Barcelona has seen many rulers, settlements, and wars, it was only in the 19th century the city developed and rose to fame. With Barcelona tourism, get a glimpse of a rich and vibrant history of Barcelona.
Best Experiences in Barcelona
There are a plethora of fun things to do and experience in tourism in Barcelona. In the city, you will experience open-air screening of the movie on a beach. It is one of the most exciting things to experience. If you love racing, then you must attend the F1 Spanish Grand Prix. Another fun thing to do in Barcelona is to attend the International Pillow Fight Day which is held once a year. Go for chocolate massage and revive and rejuvenate yourself. One can also attend live concerts in Barcelona. Other famous things to do are to go sightseeing on a rickshaw, try kitesurfing and sea kayaking.
Shopping in Barcelona
Shopping in Barcelona is fun with the two most famous markets which are Portal Del Angel and Passeig De Gracia. These markets have many branded stores as well as local shops. With Barcelona tourism purchase the famous things to purchase from Barcelona are Catalan flag, wine, caganer figurine, gaudi lizard, olive oil, FC Barcelona Jersey, turron, Spanish cookbook, vermouth, and espardenyes. The most famous shopping malls in Barcelona are
Centro Commercial Glories
Las Arenas Shopping Centre
Maremagnum Shopping Centre
Barcelona has truly diverse attractions. From museums and an array of concerts, dances, and iconic landmarks, you will be spoilt for choice. Barcelona is home to gorgeous works of art and UNESCO has even declared the symbolic structures by famed artists like Antoni Gaudi as World Heritage Sites. Visit Barcelona to learn about the city's sports heritage, to enjoy Catalan cuisine, and to bask in the Mediterranean sunshine! Here's our detailed Barcelona city guide:
Tourist Places in Barcelona:
Las Ramblas is the most famous street in Barcelona. It has numerous street performers and several interesting restaurants, buildings, and shops.
La Pedrera building is made by Antonio Gaudí was formerly called Casa Mila. It features Antonio's colorful tiles and wavy works of bricks.
Barcelona FC Museum has 3 sections with a 3D cinema, audio-visual touchscreen, and information on the history of FC Barcelona. One part holds some photos, trophies, and documents detailing the club's history. Another part exhibits football memorabilia, including a trophy-room with every trophy or a replica the club has won.
Sagrada Familia (Giant Basilica) is a must-see building designed by the renowned architect Antonio Gaudí in 1882. It's a gigantic church and is a work in progress given that it's still being constructed to date. UNESCO declared Gaudi's works in the church as a World Heritage Site and it's a big boost to Barcelona Tourism.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc was built in 1929, it’s located at the head of Avinguda Maria Cristina in the area of Montjuic. The main purpose to build this was for the Barcelona International Exposition. The fountain displays a spectacular mix of colors, lights, music, and water acrobatics. Performances are every half-hour from Thursday to Sunday during summer and Fridays and Saturdays in winter.
Park Güell is an acclaimed World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is built by Gaudi and shows his rich artistic prowess. It sits on Carmel hill and from the Central Plaza, you can view wonderful sights of Barcelona City. The park's entrance is the most decorated part of the park. It has two extravagantly beautiful houses that lead you to the Central Plaza.
Picasso Museum displays Picasso's paintings in sequence from his beginning works to his final ones. That way you can see how he designed the most famous works that made him a legend.
Plan your trip to Barcelona in December to experience the winter chill while exploring the charming attractions of the city. Even though it is not the best time to travel to Barcelona, but one can enjoy their trip to the fullest as, during this time the city is less crowded, and accommodations are available at budget prices.
Tourism in Barcelona is supported by numerous artistic buildings, including parks, museums, churches, and squares. Popular attractions include Placa Reial, Arts’ of Catalunya MNAC National Museum, and Miró Museum.
The weather in Barcelona is enjoyable in most months of the year wherein May to July being the best month to visit. August is hot most of the time, while October, November, and February are cold. Meals in Barcelona are mostly the Mediterranean. There are a lot of legumes, fish, and vegetables. The best time to visit Barcelona is May-June and September-October. Winter in Barcelona is a popular season for honeymooners and families. During the summer seasons in Barcelona, the average temperature can be as high as 30 degrees Celsius. Make sure to get weather updates while planning the Barcelona holidays.
Barcelona–El Prat Airport has located 12 km from the city center. It is served by connecting flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The average flight duration from Delhi to Barcelona is about 15 hours including one layover.
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Explore Boqueria Market
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Church Visits in Barcelona
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Enjoy Concert Visits in Barcelona
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Modernista Architecture in Barcelona
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How to Reach Barcelona
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The city is close to 3 airports. The Barcelona International Airport is nearest to the city center of Barcelona.
Girona Airport is 103 kms of Barcelona. Reus Airport is 106 km from the city. The low budget flights fly down to Girona and Reus Airport. All flights take you to Barcelona. Choose your Airport wisely.
Barcelona can be reached via train from various cities of Europe. Sans Train Station is a major station in Barcelona. Trains from and to Paris, Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Valencia arrive and depart from here. Express trains arrive and depart from here.
Barcelona has a very good transport network. Metros and buses both operate here. RENFE Train takes you from Airport to the city Centre. Barcelona Bus brings you from Girona Airport to the city centre. Aerobus is a special express bus that operates from Airport to city centre. Bus number 46, N17 are Airport buses to the city centre. Barcelona transportations offer tourist bus services. Tourist bus service for one day and two consecutive days are available as well which helps one to see the city at its own pace. The Bus services are cheap and convenient. There is also a Tourist card available for tourists to save money. Also, the card gives you free entry at many places. The metro system is very well organised but is a bit complicated. One can also take a taxi or walk by foot to explore the town.
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FAQ's of Barcelona
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What sort of electrical adaptors would I need for Barcelona?
The electrical outlets in Spain operate with 220-volt AC, 50Hz electrical current with a two-pin electrical plugs.
What is weather like in Barcelona?
This beautiful city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with warm and humid summers and mild winters.
When do the shops open in Barcelona?
The usual business hours in Barcelona are from 09.00 in the morning till 19.00 or 20.00 in the evening with a one or two hour lunch break, more commonly known as the siesta time.
What is the Barcelona Card?
The Barcelona Card offers free entry to museums, free travel on public transport as well as access to many popular attractions of the city.
Can I drink the tap water in Barcelona?
Tap water in Barcelona is safe to drink, however, people don't like the taste of Barcelona tap water. It is used for cooking as well, but restaurants offer mineral water bottles.
How many tourists visit Barcelona each year?
Around 20 million tourists visit Barcelona each year. The beautiful city attracts tourists to its stunning location and great weather.
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