The mediterranean vibes, the gothic architecture and the debauched nights out. These are the reason why Barcelona is the ideal city break. Barcelona’s diversity of architecture adds to the character of the mediterranean city. With the Gothic facades blending in with the modern, urban construction which pierces the city’s skyline. With the Sagrada Familia the most notable. Catching the eye from the rest of Barcelona skyline. The most famous sight in Barcelona is still a working progress but it sure is worth a while taking in the dramatic architecture and the detail on show. From the top of the spires you get an amazing view of Barcelona, But be warned of all the tourist which flock to the Sagrada Familia.
Another tourist hotspot is Park Guell. On the UNESCO world heritage site, Park Guell is a unique place to visit. With its tiled walls that snake round the park and the amazing view over the city and heading out to the Mediterranean sea. The ceramic tiles and the influence of nature which gives the park so much colour and life. Its defiantly a must on the places to visit in Barcelona.
Don’t skip the colourful market of La Ramblas. Even though its a tourist trap, its almost like missing the London and Tower Bridge when in London. Full of colour and little stalls selling refreshing fruit juices for one euro. If you also fancy some cheap souvenirs to take home the La Ramblas is the place to go. For football fans then the Nou Camp is like Colosseum. Full of culture which coincides with the Catalan character and the heart beat of the city. This stadium is trapped in history and you will feel this presence when walking around the visiting the museum, away changing, dug outs and media centre. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets of a game then the atmosphere will blow you away.
By just having a wonder around Barcelona you will get carried away with the mediterranean vibes. Narrow streets are filled with family owned tapas bars or the little bars that can be found at every corner. Its always worth a while, taking a break in the little bars to have a few Estrella’s (beer of Barcelona) or sangria and watch the world go by. You could just chill at one of the seven beaches available in Barcelona and enjoy a dip or a few mojito’s which can be found at the bars on the beach front.
Barcelona’s nightlife has created a scenes that can suit anyone’s taste. My favourite place to go is along the waterfront where you can find clubs like Opium and Pacha which have beach terraces which offer a classy look and seem to packed every night during the summer. Overall Barcelona has so much to over, so much to see and so much to listen too.