“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost”
– Ray Bradbury
Barcelona is Spain’s most popular tourist destination. Host to the 1992 Olympics, today the city draws millions of people from around the world. Located on the Mediterranean coast, it’s Spain’s second largest city, behind Madrid. Rich in culture heritage, Barcelona is famous for its unique Gaudi architecture, historical sites, Gothic cathedrals, world-class museums and art galleries, sandy beaches, fun restaurants and sizzling nightlife. At sunset there’s no better place to be than along Barcelona’s picturesque waterfront – magical and romantic.
Fun Barcelona Attractions, City Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips
Antoni Gaudi is Barcelona’s most internationally renowned architect. It’s worth a visit to the city just to see his unique “masterpieces” including Sagrada Familia (the city’s most famous architectural landmark and its top tourist attraction), Casa Batllo, Case Mila or La Pedrera, and Parc Guell. Other fun attractions include: Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), Barcelona Cathedral, Basilica d Santa Maria del Mar, Boqueria Market, Las Ramblas (Barcelona’s famous tree-lined pedestrian avenue), and Magic Fountain of Montjuic (a fun Water, Light and Music Show).
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The Best To Visit Barcelona
Barcelona enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate. Although it’s a year-round destination, the best times to visit are late Spring and Fall – especially May-June and September-October. July and August are the hottest and most humid months – and the most crowded. January is the coldest month.