Barcelona- Living Life the Colourful Way
Barcelona, the city of colours, is the capital of Catalonia and is the second largest city in Spain. The 16th most visited city in the world, the city is the fourth most visited city in Europe. One of the most important historical sites in Spain, Barcelona is known for its art and architecture, especially the ones that reflect in the historical sites and the buildings here.
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How to reach Barcelona
Being one of the popular tourist attractions in the world, the city is well connected to all the important international destinations. One of the chief airports here is the airport of El Prat, which is just 10 kilometers away from the city centre of Barcelona. You can commute to the city from the airport by Aerobus or cabs. There is a train ‘Refne’ that leaves from Terminal 2 and arrives at the city centre. Communication and transportation is easy, fast and cheaper.
Things to do in Barcelona
While there is lots to do for football fans here, tourists too can have a gala time. Home to the world acclaimed FC Barcelona, the city is flocked by tourists from across the world who are interested in knowing more about the team. The Barcelona Football Festival is another chief attraction for football fans here. Millions of young players flock to the city during this time of the year, that is, in April, and try their skills on the football ground. And while they do so, the elders can either enjoy the nightlife, shopping or strolling down the meandering lanes of the city, absorbing the architectural beauty of every nook and corner of the city. Some of the most-recommended sightseeing spots include:
Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia: An exceptional piece of art by the well known architect Antonio Gudi, is one of the most visited sites in the city. The temple-like structure is actually a cathedral which is adorned by the imagination of the artist architecture. The minute work on the exterior of the temple complements the exquisite beauty on the inside. You can go up to the top for a magnificent view of the city.
Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s main street and the entertainment district is visited by one and all. With street performances and carnivals galore, the street’s daily life is as colourful as the country itself. With stalls and shops to suit your taste for shopping, this area forms one of the chief attractions for tourists across the world.
Where to stay in Barcelona
Various vacation travel deals are available for Barcelona and the holiday packages include accommodation and fooding. There are various budget and economy options of accommodation, suiting your budget and taste. From luxury hotels to budget accommodations, you ask for it and the city pops it up. Holiday apartments or beach apartments are also a good option to make your vacation memorable.