The beautiful city of Barcelona, capital of Catalonia (province of Spain), located on the Mediterranean Sea and is bordered at both ends with two delta. Barcelona – the second largest city in Spain after Madrid capital. Barcelona has a population of 1.5 million, more than 4 million, including the suburbs. Diverse, rich history of the city dates back 4000 years, from the first settlements by ancient farmers. Later he became a Roman colony, the capital of the Visigoths, and then he fell under the power of Mauritius. He went through the siege, destruction and occupation, finally becoming an autonomous democracy 1975 City has always played an important role in political and cultural life of Spain and is well displayed in the variety and quality of historic buildings, museums and many other tourist attractions. Today Barcelona – one of the most diverse cities in Europe with a unique culture and rich traditions. Here you can find a formidable balance of the traditional things and the avant-garde. The cosmopolitan metropolis of Barcelona offers visitors a warm and sincere welcome, recognized worldwide as one of the best tourist cities in Europe. The organization Barcelona Olympics in 1992 ensured the revival of this vibrant city, and gave it a new beginning for infrastructure development.
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Interests – La Rambla – lined with trees, pedestrian boulevard full of robbers, living statues, and by wandering vendors who sell everything from lottery tickets to jewelry. Pavement cafes and stands selling products, street performers surrounded by curious visitors, noisy bird market, Palo de deux Vireyna, grand rococo mansion of the 18th century, Teatro del Lisyu, the famous Opera House of the 19th century – all colorful. part of the mosaic of La Rambla. La Rambla ends at the lofty monument wheel (Monument to Columbus) and the harbor.
Barri Gotic – also known as Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city. Picasso lived and worked in Bari gothic from 1895 to 1904 and Joan Miro was born and lived here in his youth. The Gothic Quarter is located on the right side of La Rambla. It contains a high medieval Gothic buildings (14-15 century) on narrow cobbled streets and now with the & # 39 is home to most of the city's nightlife.
La Sagrada Familia – La Sagrada Familia – one of the most famous and magnificent among Barcelona's attractions. Life's work of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, magnificent spiers of the unfinished cathedral affect safely to heaven with steep outlines inspired by the holy mountain Montserrat. Above each facade rises four towers, a total of 12, who are dedicated to the apostles. The tower in the center, the highest of all 170 m., Is dedicated to Jesus Christ. Around them are the towers of the four evangelists, and the tower over the apse is dedicated to the Virgin. They are encrusted with a tangle of sculptures that seem to breathe life into the stone. Gaudi died in 1926 before his skilful work has been completed, and since then the dispute is constantly proclaimed the program of construction. Nevertheless, Western (passionate) facade is almost done, and the nave, begun in 1978, is progressing.
La Pedrera – Casa Mila (La Pedrera) – this apartment building, the latest example of civil architecture of Gaudi. This is one of its most prominent and ambitious creations, extraordinarily innovative in its functional, constructive and ornamental aspects. Visitors can view the building and climb on the roof, where you can see spectacular views of Barcelona. On one floor under the roof is a modest museum dedicated to Gaudi's work.
Montjuic – the largest open space in the city, its main attractions with a & # 39 are the Olympic installations, the Spanish village and the castle on the hill. In the south-west of the hill of Montjuic, overlooking the city center, there are several fine art galleries, amusement for relaxation, soothing parks and the main group of Olympic venues in 1992. Montjuic is covered with ornamental gardens with water features and a & # 39 is the most popular destination in Barcelona on Sundays.
Tybidaba – is the highest hill in the forest, forming a background of Barcelona. With its amazing views of the whole of Barcelona, a stunning cathedral and family fun park Parc d'& # 39; Atraksy amusement of the old style, which offer breathtaking views. Glass under the & # 39; lift in the park is at 115 m (up to 383 feet) to the observation area for visitors to the telecommunications tower Torre de Collserola.
Modernizm – spectacular modernist architectural creations dotted around the city famous Antoni Gaudi and his contemporaries.
Camp Nou – home F.C. Barcelona, one of the leading football teams in Europe, which has nearly 100 000 spectators.
CMEA Cathedral – Built in medieval times on the site of a Roman temple, La Seu – one of the greatest Gothic buildings in Spain.
Parc de Syutadela – Barcelona's favorite park and a meeting Sunday to seven & # 39; families, friends and ducks
Sardana – traditional Catalan dance, which is performed outside the cathedral and at national festivals, with everyone calling for participation.
MUSEUM – The museum of pre-Columbian art Barb & # 39; e-Muller – Europe's only museum dedicated exclusively dakalumbiyskim cultures. His collection, located in the Gothic palace, with & # 39 is one of the best of these species and gives visitors an insight into the rich world of the earliest cultures on the American continent. This tiny museum contains one hundred pieces, including wood and stone sculptures, ceramics, tapestries, jade, often found in international exhibitions and prestige publications. The exhibits represented the Olmec civilization, the Maya, Aztec, Chavin, Mojica and Inca.
Palau de la Música Catalani – one of the most extraordinary music halls in the world, he & # 39 is a landmark in Barcelona. Of polychrome ceramic Vikon based on Carrer de Sant Pere Mes Alt, as well as busts of Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven and Wagner, Palau & # 39 is the flagship of architecture madernalistav Barcelona.
Picasso Museum – the most visited museum in Barcelona. 3,500 exhibits make up the permanent collection. Picasso spent in Barcelona for several years (1901-06), and this collection is particularly strong refers to his earlier work. Exhibits include sketches of childhood, pictures of beautiful pink and blue periods and the famous variations kubisskiya 1950 in Las Mennini Velazquez ( "Ladies in Waiting").
Casa Gaudi Museum – Gaudi lived in this pink house Alice-in-Countries from 1906 to 1926, which now houses a museum of furniture, designed by Gaudi, ornaments, figures, portraits and busts of the architect.
Fundacio Miro – it was a gift from the famous artist Joan Miró hometown. The museum opened in 1975, and now he & # 39 is one of the most exciting showcases of contemporary art of Barcelona.
Crying – one of the greatest Barcelona draw, of course, its beautiful beaches. Besides the world-famous Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, located 1 hour drive from Barcelona, there are also several beautiful beaches the length of more than 4 km in the city, we will list here only a few: Nova Icaria- Closest to the Olympic marina, always crowded this broad blackish golden sand is great for food visitors. On the waterfront there are three perfect beach bars and two very popular restaurants (Mango and Chiringuito de Moncho) and countless bars and restaurants, which are just a short walk. Bogatell- This beach is twice the length of adjoining Nova Icaria and fringed by a stone path, ideal for jogging, skating and cycling. Three large informal restaurant on the waterfront. Mar Bella (Metro Ciutadella Vila Olimpica, plus 20 minutes on foot) – the only naturystychny beach of Barcelona near the peaceful park – good for a picnic or siesta under the trees. Barceloneta – wide and long, a traditional and popular stretch with locals, crowded, noisy and very jolly.
Koga PADEHATS, SAMETRY: The best times to visit Barcelona – late spring and early fall when the weather & # 39; e yet comfortably warm, about 21-25 ° C. Summers are hot and humid, the average temperature is 30 (86 + F ). Especially avoid the "dead" month of August, when many shops, bars and restaurants close for the month as many local inhabitants sent to the city. Winters cool with daytime temperatures of about 12 C (59 F), sometimes rainy.
PADEMLENNE HERE AND WORKS: Direct flights to Barcelona via Madrid or via another large European city from almost any major airports in the world. The highest prices for travel from May to September, the lowest in March-April and October-November and December-February (excluding Christmas and New Year, when prices rise). Note also that flying on weekends may increase the cost of your ticket. If you are traveling to Barcelona from within Europe you can also choose the train, bus or car, although they take much longer than a plane and often do not get cheaper. Many Mediterranean cruises include Barcelona as a port of call.
Location: We can offer you a wide choice. You can choose vacation rentals in Barcelona starting from US $ 125 for a double room in a 4-star apartment-hotel. Or you can opt for hotels from $ 65 USD for a double room in a three-star hotel. Accommodation prices do not change much throughout the year due to the constant off-season arrival of visitors to this extremely popular tourist city and surrounding resorts.
CHOICE: Besides restaurants you can with the & # 39; is in the bar, where you will have a few tapas (small snacks – three or four pieces of fish, meat or vegetables or salad, which traditionally served free with a drink) or diets (larger ). bar option can be much more interesting, allowing you to make tours and tasting local dishes. Typically, the average cost of food, consisting of two dishes and dessert, will be about 25 euros. Travelers with a very limited budget can do yourself a favor, taking advantage of excellent markets, bakeries and delicacies and filling sandwiches and snacks. Decent restaurants and cafes are easily found throughout the city, although you'll probably have more than just where you do most of the sightseeing in the old town, especially in La Rambla and Bari Gothic. Look for the best and most genuine seafood restaurants of Barcelona, a seaside neighborhood. In the vicinity of the Gothic Quarter are some of the oldest and most traditional restaurants in the city. Gracia is very popular among young people during the weekend, it is the leader among the exotic restaurants (Lebanese, Egyptian, Thai, etc.).
TRANSPORT: Barcelona has excellent transport system, which consists of the metro (subway), buses, trains and funicular railway network and the cable car. You can find a link to transport maps at the end of our directory. In public transport you can buy a single ticket every time you ride, but even for a couple of days less cakes – buy trading discounts. Target T-10 acts to ten separate travel by metro, buses and trains. These tickets can use multiple people. Metro – the fastest way to get around Barcelona. For black and yellow taxis have a minimum charge of € 2. You're obviously going to have a lot more freedom when renting a car. Major roads in the city are generally good, and traffic is generally well behaved, although in Spain one of the highest cases of road traffic accidents in Europe. He also has some of the lowest fuel prices in the continent.
Shop: Barcelona, one of the most stylish cities in Europe offers great shopping, from designer clothes and accessories to household items. You will find the city cheap enough for many items, especially if you coincide with the annual sales (rebaiz in Spanish), which lasts from mid-January until the end of February and during the whole of July and August. The best shopping area in Barcelona – the old streets at the top of the Ramblas. Souvenirs include ceramics, which are widely sold on the streets around the cathedral; leather goods; city delicacies, particularly cooked Catalan meats and sausages; porron (glass drinking jar) CDs and tapes of Catalan rock and pop, Sardana, Spanish rock or flamenco. If you are looking for original gift ideas, some of the best hunting can be found in the shops of any of the city's museums, where you will find reasonable prices and unique examples of Catalan disagreement (graphics) and other original objects from postcards to replica works of art.
We wish you a pleasant and safe journey!