Meet Barcelona, the vibrant and stunning seaside city flaunting her beauty and sunny lifestyle. With gorgeous scenery, breathtaking architecture, and superb cultural attractions the city is a charm in itself. Come see the best of Barcelona. It makes for an alluring destination, doesn’t it?

The Bari Gotic displays as an almost magical Old World ambience which hoards a modernist architecture. UNESCO has listed some of the surrealist buildings of Barcelona, a matter of pride for the citizens. Take a long walk into the city while absorbing and soaking up the city’s joyous vibe. Be it La Rambla, local’s hang out point or an escape into the sandy beaches near the harbour, Barcelona has it all ready for you. Luck so much of Spain, Barcelona can also be seen on a budget.

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

The story behind Basilica has a historic heritage. It hails as one of Europe’s most unconventional churches and a spectacular sight. The church is listed under UNESCO and is situated in the northern part of the city. The surroundings are dominated with 18 spindly towers soaring high above other monuments.

The church also sports an alternate name by Spanish, Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. The magnificent structure was built by Antoni Gaudi who was commissioned in the year 1883 to design Basilica as a neo-Gothic church. Many visitors are struck when viewing it for the first time and take the holy vision back along with them. Here’s how you can avoid the crowds there

Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)

Historical medieval fountain and tenements in the Plaza Real in Barri Gòtic district, Barcelona, Spain

For many years, Gothic Quarter has been the spiritual and secular centre of the city. Relics of ancient Roman buildings are still found here, as well as beautiful medieval monuments are packed into this quarter. It’s the place where Christopher Columbus was received by the Catholic Monarchs after his first voyage to the New World.

Discover picturesque quiet squares, accompanied by the sounds of people sharing chats and laughter while strumming Spanish guitar. Witness the children at the hidden corner. There are many cafes at the sidewalk to relax and rejuvenate. Don’t miss to see the Picasso Museum and the Plaça del Rei town square where outdoor concerts are sometimes held.

La Rambla: Barcelona’s Social Hub

La Rambla a famous Street in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

From the city’s reviving magnificence comes another localities’ social life hub-spot. It is a broad, tree-shaded avenue that divides the Old Town into two parts. La Rambla stretches from the Plaça de Catalunya. This is where the beautiful Romanesque of 12th-century Convent of Santa Anna stands, stretching all the way down to the port.

The wide street, featuring expansive pedestrian sidewalks, is lined with many shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafés, making it one of the most popular hangouts in the city. During the day, many locals are found here purchasing their daily needs at the Mercat de la Boqueria, a colourful market that sells fruits, vegetables and other food products. When the day fades, the area is filled with live music and mime shows to entertain the tourists.

Parc Güell: Gaudí’s Surrealist Park

The amazing Park Guel in Barcelona, Spain

Colourful, cheerful and lively. This splendid surrealistic park is another UNESCO World Heritage’s fantasy, masterfully designed by Antoni Gaudí. This spectacle was created between 1900 and 1914. The park is crafted in typical Gaudi’s signature style. Well-spaced out seats are placed inside the park to relax and absorb nature’s baby spot.

The creative space is decorated in multi-colored ceramic fragments. The terrace offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the sea. The collection displays works of art, mostly decorative objects and furniture, designed by Gaudí. Take a walk along the path of surrealism.

Wander through the city and see the best of Barcelona. Find the hidden town squares where street musicians strum melodies on Spanish guitars. Delightful surprises abound at every nook-and-corner of the city. What’s more, some of the world’s best sportspersons hail from this part of the world. Rafael Nadal, Victor Valdes, Màrquez Marc, and Mireia Belmonte, to name just a few. Absorb the city’s culture and ambiance for it’s a sight witnessed seldom before. But for now, bon voyage to Barcelona.  

Wheels on ground. I escape into a city unknown,

Blessed my soul with holy waters of ‘Sagrada Familia.’

Drenched in spiritual waves I resonate along with Gothic Quarter.

I wonder what’s more beautiful! The crescent or the place in it.

While surreal pieces make part of the city up,

Walls of ‘Casa Batllo’ seem like a say of something.

For now, as the toes hide into the dune of dust,

I wonder what’s more beautiful! The crescent or the place in it.


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