– Visit for more information on Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona, the second largest and most cosmopolitan city in Spain, has a population of around two million people. The city’s tourism got a massive uptick in 1992 by hosting the Olympic games that translated the city into a very modern, yet very old city, celebrating the ancient.
What to see
* Sagrada Familia – A modernist church, most famous Barcelona landmark.
* Casa Mila — Antoni Gaudi’s unconventional buildings
* La Rambla — The most famous street in the city, always crowded
* Guell Park — A UNESCO world heritage site, also by Gaudi
* La Seu Cathedral — Built between 1298 and 1460, completed at the end of 19th century.
* Casa Batllo – Another Gaudi masterpiece with unique modernist interior and surreal exterior
* Parc de la Ciutadella — Home to a zoo, museums and the Catalan Parliament
* Montjuic — A hill that boasts many attractions, such as Poble Espanyol and the Calatrava Tower
* Magic Fountain – Animated with coloured lights during summer evenings
* Arc de Triomf – A triumphal arch built in mudejar style brickwork, originally built as the entrance gate of the Universal Exposition in 1888.
* Torre Agbar – One of the city’s tallest buildings with colourful cladding and an unorthodox shape.
* Sonar Festival – A three-day music festival
* Festes de la Merce — A festival with human towers, fireworks and live music
* Festes de Gracia — Most important fiestas, filled with fun, excitement, colours, fireworks and music.
* Revetla de Sant Joan — A midsummer solstice celebration
* La Merce – A holiday filled with fun and activities, fountains and fireworks.