Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Barcelona Events

Barcelona Events

Barcelona is Spain’s second city in size after Madrid, and is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. Well served not only by its own airport but also by airports at Reus to the south and Girona to the north, Barcelona is easily reached by budget airlines and makes the ideal destination, either for a city-break or as a starting point for a longer holiday. This is particularly true for those wishing to combine some city sightseeing with a beach resort holiday at the same time, located as it is on the famous Costa Brava with all the holiday resorts on offer there.
It is a city with lots to see and do, and one that has changed out of all recognition since its renaissance at the time of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Not only is Barcelona a city with lots of attractions for the visitor, it is also a city that is very easy to get around in order to see these sights and attractions. Benefiting from an extensive and economical public transport system, with a network of buses, trams as well as an excellent metro system, Barcelona is also a city where you can walk between most of the visitor attractions, even to the extent of going to the beach from the city centre! Indeed, Barcelona’s Barceloneta beach was given the title of best urban beach in the world by Discovery Channel in 2005.
Amongst the most famous sights in the city – and indeed the world – is the breathtaking church of Sagrada Família, designed by the Catalan architect Anton Gaudí. Still under construction today, and funded by private donation, it is nevertheless progressing towards completion and no visit to the city would be complete without it. Other buildings designed by Gaudí abound in Barcelona, as well as Güell Park which makes for a great afternoon out in the sunshine. Another park well worth a visit in Barcelona is Montjuïc, which is located on the mountain of the same name that overlooks the city, is home to the Olympic stadium, and can be reached by a breathtaking cable car ride from the port area.

No visit to Barcelona would be complete without a walk up La Rambla, a spectacular tree-lined boulevard that runs for over a kilometre from the Christopher Columbus monument in the port up to Plaça Catalunya, and is a whole excursion in itself. Street theatre performers, shops, kiosks, bars and restaurants along its length all combine to make La Rambla a place often thronged with visitors in the summer season, but an experience not to be missed nonetheless. Once at Plaça Catalunya, the visitor is rewarded with a huge and beautiful square adorned with fountains, and from where it is possible either to visit some of the smartest shopping areas of the city, or to immerse oneself in the nearby historical centre.

In a city such as Barcelona, there is a huge range of eateries, nightlife and entertainment to suit all tastes from opera to pop concerts, from fast food outlets to world class restaurants. Luxury hotels or economical accommodation are all available for the visitor, so whatever your taste or budget you will find plenty of choice in this exciting and cosmopolitan city.

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