Barcelona, the capital of the province of
Catalonia of Spain, is located at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, not far from the
French border. For clear reason, Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe.
Barcelona offers a large and varied entertainment program. Starting point of most visits to Barcelona
is the Plaça de Catalunya. A popular meeting place for people and pigeons. La Rambla is a 1.2-kilometer promenade from
the Plaça de Catalunya toward the harbor with an average of over 200 thousand visitors
per day. The market halls of the Mercat de la Boqueria
is one of the most beautiful markets of the Iberian Peninsula. The artists meet at the lower end of La Rambla. The Plaça Reial is a meeting and resting
place of many visitors to the city and the starting point for excursions in the Ciutat
Vella, the historic center of Barcelona and the surrounding shopping streets. Barcelona is full of architectural discoveries.
Outstanding are the buildings of Antoni Gaudi, which has strongly influenced the face of
Barcelona. The greatest work of Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada
Familia, is a Roman Catholic Basilica. The in the new Catalan-style designed church is
not jet finished. The construction was started in 1882 and will probably be completed in
2026. Who wants to visit the interior of the church,
will also be surprised at 9:00 clock in the morning, when the church opens. The queue
is any time of day as long as the queues at the elevators at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A nice day trip leads up to Tibidabo Mountain.
From there you have a wonderful panoramic view over the entire city. Up there is the
church Sagrat Cor and the TV tower Torre de Collserola, designed by the famous architect
Norman Foster. The Parc Güell was created by Antoni Gaudi
in the years 1900 to 1914 and is because of its architecture and its views over the city
one of the main attractions of Barcelona. The old port, the aquarium and the nearby
beaches are other attractions of Barcelona. The funicular railway from the harbor up to
the mountain of Montjuïc, is a “must” for all visitors. Only a few hundred meters further is the Telefèric up to the
Castell of Montjuïc. From there you can enjoy the evening-view over Barcelona.