Barcelona, with its wealth of family-friendly attractions and fascinating cultural institutions, is the perfect place for a family vacation. The city boasts everything from beautiful beaches to world-class museums to a wide array of historic landmarks. No matter where you go in Barcelona with your family, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting to [...]
A week-end – or why not a week - in Barcelona will bring you in contact with some of the worlds most amazing architecture. Barcelona was the place where Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí created his own very special variety of Art Nouveau.
Barcelona is an ancient city, born of the Roman Empire. But like many great cities around the world, it flowered in the late Middle Ages and blossomed in the mid-19th century. Yet there are many exciting elements of the modern period there, as well. These periods are all evident in this northeastern Spanish city on [...]
The architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) didn’t create Barcelona. The city is over 2,000 years old and the famed artist was active around the end of the 19th century. But much that is worthy in this Spanish city is the result of his efforts. Just a list of the works he created that are still extant [...]
Barcelona Zoo receives over a million visitors per year. It isn’t hard to see why, once you know about all the things it has to offer animal lovers. Built in 1892 these 13 hectares located in Ciutadella Park house thousands of animals from 400 different species, many of whom are not typically found at other [...]
When you’re in Barcelona, why settle for anything less than the best? Start your vacation with a classy and extravagant bang by staying at the five-star hotels in Barcelona. Very few hotels in the world can rival the opulence and exquisite service offered in these hotels. The city itself is renowned for fine living and [...]
The performing arts play an important role in Barcelona’s cultural panorama, we must not overlook the prominent place occupied by the visual arts. Barcelona’s artistic heritage, housed in over forty museums in the city, includes works by such universal artists as Picasso, Miró and Tàpies.
Barcelona’s capacity for organizing important sports events was recognized worldwide with the staging of the Olympics, in which the enthusiastic participation of all its citizens was a key factor. The city’s calendar is filled with major sports competitions and participation is high.
Sampling the local gastronomy is, besides being a cultural event, a pleasure to the senses. Catalonian cuisine is emblematic of the Mediterranean diet, employing that essential staple, olive oil, in garnishing and cooking the freshest ingredients the land and sea have to offer.
Few large cities are able to combine the attraction of sun and sand with a rich historic and cultural heritage. In Barcelona, the four kilometers of clean, appealing beaches extending the length of the waterfront are so easy to reach that a brief walk from the city center or a few Metro stops are all [...]
Judging by the incessant traffic and lively crowds at night and in the early morning hours in some areas of Barcelona, it might be said that the city never sleeps.
Some dates are extra special on a city’s calendar and must not be forgotten. The most important ones are described below. The evening of January fifth, the night before Epiphany, the entire city takes to the streets to watch the Procession of the Three Wise Men. Before the astonished look of the littlest ones, the [...]