BEST ACTIVITIES TO DO IN BARCELONA
Cosmopolitan, lively, sunny and with a rich cultural heritage, the Catalan capital is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations.The population of Barcelona in 2021 is now estimated at 5,624.49 inhabitants. The city is a cultural, sporting, economic, tourist, artistic, scientific, fashion and business center. It is the fourth most economically powerful european city in terms of GDP and 35th in the world. Barcelona has many factors that are making it increasingly attractive: quality of life, pool of talent, startup ecosystem, etc. And all of them are quickly positioning Barcelona as a European startup, innovation and tech city.
In past years, Barcelona has consolidated itself as one of the main urban tourism destinations in Europe. All of its majestic and impressive buildings allow the Catalan capital to obtain a real identity. Indeed, you can visit some monuments such as:
The Sagrada Familia:
Known as one of Barcelona's most emblematic monuments, this temple was built in 1882. Gaudi was one of the main founders of the temple. In 2005, the Unesco inscribed the monument as a World Heritage Site. The Sagrada, once the whole building is completed, will be the tallest church in the world with 172 metres high!
The Gothic Quarter :
In the heart of Ciutat Vella, the Gothic Quarter is the oldest center of the city and one of the most famous in the world. The Holy Cross Cathedral, located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Mirador de Colom: At the end of the Ramblas,down the Gothic quarter and close to the port, is the Mirador de Colom. Perched 60 metres above sea level it offers a panoramic view of the city.
It was built in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition and is a tribute to the famous navigator Christopher Columbus who, on his return from America, chose the port of Barcelona to land.
Holy Cross Cathedral: This cathedral, often called Seu in Catalan, is actually the cathedral of the Catholic archdiocese of Barcelona. The cathedral was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, with the principal work done in the fourteenth century.On the basis of the old Romanesque cathedral, the main facade was built later in the 1800's. The cathedral has been classified as a national historic-artistic monument since 1929. Access is free except in the early afternoon when entrance is charged.
Barcelona is also known for its cultural influence and has a number of museums, including the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miro Foundation on Montjuic Hill, as well as the MACBA Museum of Modern Art, which is one of the best known in the Catalan capital.
The city has many green spaces, in fact it is full of parks and viewpoints. One of the most famous is the Bunker del Carmel, located on the heights of Barcelona, which offers a breathtaking view of the Catalan capital.It is an opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy the view of Barcelona.
Not far from the Bunker, Gaudi's Parc Güell stands out for its beautiful gardens and architectural features. Gaudi's mixture of urbanism and nature convinced people that the park is one of the most emblematic art places in the Catalan city.
Tibidabo, a mountain overlooking Barcelona, offers a surprising view of the city.You can visit the amusement park but also a splendid church, which is often compared to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre.Then, the Montjuic mountain, famous for its Miro foundation and large sports complex permits escape in a natural setting close to the city.
Terraces and rooftops:
The Cotton House Hotel is located in the heart of Barcelona, just a stone's throw from the city's most distinguished shopping avenue.
19th-century Duquesa de Cardona Hotel is located in front of the port, a few minutes walk to Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. The terrace offers fantastic views of the Port of Barcelona.
Perched on top of the amazing hotel Ohla Barcelona, you find a luxurious, friendly and versatile rooftop bar Barcelona.
Gran Hotel Barcelona.This terrace is surprising because we didn't expect to find such a quiet space on a street as busy as Vía Layetana, and one of the highest terraces with the best views in Barcelona.
The catalan capital is also a city that is punctuated by its sporting commitment.The football, playing an important role: Barcelona's football club, FC Barcelona, is one of the best in the world and is a real tourist attraction.In fact the Camp Nou stadium attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Barcelona and its beaches: Located on the coast, Barcelona's geographical location allows you to enjoy its many beaches and the Spanish weather too. There are many water sports available such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, surfing,kitesurfing etc…
Lots of activities to enjoy Barcelona's life.