Barcelona, Spain is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and is the leading tourist city in Spain. People from all over the world visit Barcelona during all seasons for the diversity it offers. The city has a beach on the Mediterranean Sea but is far from being just a vacation spot.
The city itself is full of life especially near La Rambla which is a world famous street from the amount of small shops as well as large stores it has. It’s a lovely place to take a walk at night and has a variety of restaurants from authentic Catalan restaurants to regular fast food all the way to traditional Arab food. Near La Rambla there’s Pablo Picasso’s museum who spent a major part of his life in Barcelona. The museum is beautiful and full of his work. On entry to the museum you get an audio device that can tell you a little background information about each painting. Right next to it you’ll also find a museum containing some Egyptian artifacts if you’re into that.
Another major attraction is the Camp Nou stadium home to one of the world’s best football teams FC Barcelona. The football season starts in August and ends in late May so anytime of the year between these 2 months you’re very likely to find games almost every Saturday/Sunday and also on Tuesday/Wednesday. Camp Nou is the largest football stadium outside the United States as it has a capacity of 99,000 spectators and is going to be renovated so it can host even more. Inside the stadium there’s the FC Barcelona museum where you can see trophies won by the club, historical shirts that belonged to legendary players, and certain balls or kits that hold an important significance. Seeing the team play is a chance one should not miss out on as the world’s finest football player, Lionel Messi, plays for the club and makes sure to entertain all those who come to watch every few days for most of the year.
On a visit to Barcelona one cannot miss seeing a Flamenco show which is a famous dance style known in Barcelona. The best option would be to book your seat in a show online before actually going and it’s better to go to a show with multiple dancers rather than just one.
Barcelona is a beautiful city. The folks are lovely and the weather is amazing. Just taking a walk in the street will calm you down. Go outside, meet the locals, do some shopping, and enjoy life in Barcelona.