Barcelona City Guide
City on the Sea
Barcelona is a Spanish city that is directly on the Mediterranean Sea. Known as the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, it offers a very unique look and feel from the rest of the country.
With a fantastic climate, rich history, great food and friendly locals, Barcelona is a mecca for many visitors who live in colder climates and are looking to spend a vacation in a warm place with plenty of things to do.
The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is the main passenger airport that services most visitors who arrive in Barcelona. The city itself has very well connected public transport, with tram lines as well as busses and train stations.
World Heritage Sites
Another thing that makes Barcelona so special as compared to other cities is it is home to a large number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. These sites have been chosen due to their age, uniqueness and special significance, thus they are great places for any visitor to start a Barcelona tour.
Some of the more popular sites to visit are going to be some of the most famous works by the architect Antoni Gaudi, which showcases his really distinctive style. These would include the Park Guell garden complex, the Palau Guell mansion, and the Casa Vicens. Of course, the most famous work by Gaudi and also on the heritage sites list is Sagrada Familia, the Catholic basilica.
Another famous Catalan architect who also has some incredible works showcased including Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau are those by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and are also very worthy of a visit as well.
Tapas and Seafood
Barcelona is also home to some incredible cuisine as well. Tapas is one of the traditional Spanish meals, so it is well worth it for visitors to give it a try at some of the local flavors. Many head to Gasterea, Bambarol, and Tickets by the well-known chef Ferran Adria. For other dining options, especially those that feature some of the delicious fresh seafood Barcelona is known for try La Lubina, La Paradeta and Toca Teca.