The weather is usually pleasant, the number of tourists manageable and the city humming.
Maybe autumn is the perfect time to visit Barcelona with less heat, fewer tourists and the city’s biggest street party, “Festes de la Mercè”, on September 24.
The best place to start visit Barcelona is “Las Ramblas”, a pedestrian street with dozen of outdoor cafès; here you can watch people go by, stroll, or simply ... More relax.
“Las Ramblas”, is a boulevard of about 2 kilometers in length, between Plaza de Catalunya and the port. You will find people of any age, shoe shine boys, small stands selling flowers and vegetables, street theater, big businesses, galleries, cafeterias, terraces as well as some of the best theater of the city.
While there you must visit the “Barrio Gòtico”, in the gothic quarter, one of the oldest and most interesting parts of Barcelona. At the square of “Placa Nova” you can see the “Palacio de la Generalitat”, and “Palacio del Ayuntamiento” (town hall).
At “Plaza del Rei”, there are the “Palacio Real Mayor” and the wonderful “Gothic Cathedral”: built between 1298 and 1450, the facade and the cupola, with a height of 90 meters, are impressive works from the 19th century.
The best known monuments in the city, are the great cathedral “Sagrada Familia”, “Parc Gϋell” and “Palau Gϋell”, all created by the brilliant architect Antonì Gaudì.
Among the best-known recipes for which Barcelona is famed, are their well known stews, like “la escudella i carn d'olla”, made of vegetables, rice, noodles and potatoes.
Fish specialities in Barcelona consist of "Zarzuela", a dish of the same name like the Spanish operetta and made of cuttlefish, mussels and prawn. Typical desserts are “Crema Catalana”, and the “Postre del Musico” ("dessert of the musician").
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild, cool winters and warm summers.
This city enjoys a prime location, bathed by the sea, between the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. Today almost 4.5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
Barcelona is tipically a Mediterranean city, not only for its geographic location, but also above all because of its old history and cultural influences. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: “Catalan”, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, ... More and “Castillian Spanish”.
Barcelona is located along the Mediterranean coast and it is 160 Km. south of the Pyreenes mountain range. The city is located on an altitude of 4 mt. above sea level.
The area around Barcelona has a wealth of attractions including the laid back resort towns of the Costa Brava north of Barcelona towards the French border.
You can have spectacular views over the city and the coast line from the mountain of Tibidabo (512 metres in altitude) is, the highest point of the Collserola hills, rising between the passes of Vallvidrera and Serola and it amusement park.
Barcelona is certainly economically most active city in Spain. The city has an old history, and there are monuments of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and earlier periods.
Is also a city of much Modernist architecture: the most popular spanish architect being the former resident Antonì Gaudì.
Gaudì was one of the most important modernist style architects worldwide. Many of his most extraordinary works are to be found in Barcelona.
Barcelona is, one of the nicest city in the world, is a dynamic and stylish city. In this city you can have so much to see and do.
There are a lot of interesting museums, art galleries, (with significant collections by Picasso and Miró), theatres, and restaurant where you can taste typical spanish dishes.
The city offers some of the trendiest nightclubs and discos; there are six beaches in Barcelona, with 4,2 Km.of length.. They have all the facilities and services necessary for people to enjoy a pleasant and safe day at the beach.
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