Barcelona is a city in Spain, the capital and the largest city of Catalonia. It is home to around 4.7 million people and one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
Barcelona is a city in Spain, the capital and the largest city of Catalonia. It is home to around 4.7 million people and one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Ιn a city that lived in Salvador Dali and many of its buildings have been designed by architect Antonio Gaudí, only one word characterize it. Surreal!
As we travelled with our children we decided to book an appartment close to Las Ramblas to be closer to restaurants, cafes and find easier the public transportation which finally we didn' t use because we booked 3 days tickets with hop on hop off. Very easy way to visit all the tourist attractions of the city as we had only 5 days and children with us.
Plaza Catalunya at night! Walk around and find las Ramblas. Go straight and you will end in Port Veil.
Casa Batllo: Antonio Gaudi got inspired by the patron of the city Saint George and his myth. Art and nature in a house where the tower symbolizes the Saint's javelin and the dragon the ceramics! Its ticket little bit expensive but worth a visit for me. Book tickets from internet and try in the afternoon to see it illuminated! More about Casa Batllo here!
Park Guell: The view from the top is amazing! I think its worth a visit even though about one hour ago we got bored! Book your tickets online for avoiding the queue if you want to see the creations of Gaudi. Most of the park has no entrance just the building with Gaudi' s art. In the summer go in the afternoon because i visited about twelve o' clock and the heat was intolerable! More about Park Guell here!
Here we are! Me and my two kids! Nasia and George!
Sagrada familia: Still under construction. It is known that the first idea came from a Spanish librarian Josep Maria Bocabella and the architect who design it, was Gaudi. When completed it will be the highest religious building in Europe, at a height of 172 meters! In the basement of the church( there is a museum) you can see the original design of the architect which was made by tea bags hunging upside down. Many people say that is the strangest, perhaps the most controversial part of worship that ever built! For me, true! This emblematic Roman Catholic church in Barcelona is one of the most important landmarks in the city! For me? The first!
As i remember that is the first design with tea bags of Sagrada familia! If i am wrong, please correct me.
Camp Nou: I think it doesn' t need recommendations! Home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957 and the largest association football stadium in the world in terms of capacity. A huge "industry" has set up around the name of the world-famous Barcelona football team with the result that the city's funds are filled with the sale of any kind of advertising. Printed blouses, flags, t-shirts and jerseys with the logo of Barcelona' s team, you can find everywhere in the city. We went for a visit and make a camp nou experience which consists of access to the backdrop of FC Stadium, up to the position of the presitent, but finally we didn' t! Champion league game between Barcelona and Milan changed our plans! We grabbed tickets from the black market and got inside! We paid little bit more than the normal price but it worth it! 150 € for each of them after a lot of haggling.
Gooollllllll!!!!!! A shaking stadium!!! You can see my son( little boy then) fan of Barca!
Parc de Montjuic: Α wonderful park, built on a hill overlooking the ocean and harbor. Take the cable car to go to the top. You will get an impressive overwiew of the port and get ready to have a panoramic photoshooting! If you are still there after the sunsets, you' ll see the city and the port lighting up! An amazing sightseeing point where you can walk through the paths of the Middle Ages and admire, apart from the magnificent view, the castle that is there with its Renaissance feel! Many paths to go for hiking too!
View from cable car!
View from Montjuic!
Gardens of Montjuic!
Walk around in Las Ramblas and have fun with a variety of street performers!!!
And if you are woman and see the following street performer go close to him and try to touch him! Lots of laugh!!
Never but never depart from Barcelona without tasting tapas and paella and drink a glass of delicious sangria!
Having our mind full of pictures and memories, our heart full of hapiness and in our passport one more city stamped, its time to go home for rest and search for another destination. Realy, what' s next?
Nasia and George! Happy travellers and earth walkers!!!