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Barcelona, That Sensational Second City of Spain

Posted on September 6, 2021 by Keith Simmons

Second city of Spain and major Mediterranean port, bustling Barcelona incorporates a beautiful historic mix of Roman remains, medieval quarters and 20th century avant-garde artwork.

It also possesses beautiful beaches nearby!

Nature lovers need not travel far to have the ability to hike through hills which are part of the Coastal Mountain Range and Catalonian Pyrenees.

Not only is Barcelona a huge artistic origin, there's also penty for the kids to perform. How they will love the beaches that encircle the town, the Aquarium, Zoo, Maritime Museum, Museum of Barcelona Football Club, Olympic Stadium and nearby theme park!

For shopoholics, the Barcelona Shopping Line will greatly appeal!

The night nighttime vibrates with night clubs, discos, shows, restaurants, pubs, cafés... not to mention theatres, cinemas, opera and classical music concerts.

Obviously, Barcelona is a culture-vulture´s dream come true with the majority of places of historical interest being located in the Old Town.

The Old Town spreads northwest in the harbor and, at its heart, is the Gothic Quarter or Barrio Gótico. El Arco de Triunfo can be found there, in addition to the impressive Cathedral of Ciudad Condal.

Adjacent to the Gothic Quarter is the Barrio de la Ribera, also of medieval origin, where many historic buildings have been turned into museums, like the Palau Aguilar that is, today, the Picasso Museum.

The renowned Las Ramblas of Barcelona is a set of lively streets that combine to generate a wide avenue leading to the refuge and Mediterranean Sea. What a superb atmosphere they have!

To the south-west lies the fortress-topped mountain of Montjuic, where the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and some nice museums are located.

In the southern end of the Ramblas is located Barcelona Harbor and Port Vell. This area currently combines high-rise restaurants with trendy clubs and pubs.

To be located in the central area of Barcelona (the Eixample) would be the fantasy works of Gaudí for example Park Güell, Palau Güell and Casa Milà La Pedrera.

However, Gaudí is best remembered for the part he played in the construction of the Cathedral of Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia.

So ... boomerang on over to Barcelona and get to know Gaudí.