Barcelona is the second largest city located in Spain. It is one of the most eminent tourist destinations located in Western Europe. The place is known for Mediterranean climate, and a blend of culture and design makes it a popular tourist hub. Here there are a plenty of attractions to visit like city’s famous sightseeing spots that are completely free to visit. Hereby, we have mentioned some of the most popular destinations:
La Rambla-This place is also called as an entertaining place to visit and is especially busy during the peak summer season. Here you’ll find a large number of kiosks where they sell souvenirs, flowers and food along the tree-lined boulevard. The street performers provide entertainment for anyone with few cents. There are a lot of chances to buy things at La Rambla, but it is absolutely free to wander. La Rambla is sometimes referred to in its plural form, Las Ramblas, because here you can find different sections that make up almost long promenade.
Parc Guell- The main architect Antoni Gaudi reflection can be seen throughout Barcelona, but the most accessible examples of neo-Gothic style are in Parc Guell. This is a Gaudi inspired sculpture garden that covers most of the park. However, there is also a under developed section of green space that offers stunning views of Barcelona skyline.
Montjuic- It is a highland area that overlooks Barcelona. It was the site during the 1992 Olympic opening ceremonies. Today, this place is equipped with a host of features like gardens, museums, the national place and very famous scenic overlooks. However, the most popular attraction in this area is Magical fountain that features light and water show. The National Art Museum of Catalunya also on Montjuic is free to visit on Sunday of the first month.
Beaches- It is one of the Barcelona biggest attraction. The beaches are completely free to visit. Some of the tourists spend most of the time in the city in swimming and sunbathing. The beaches are rather crowded during the peak season, but it is a worth visit.
Seaside Promenade in the Barceloneta District- It is a good place to enjoy the stunning views of the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Here you’ll find a lot of places where you can rejuvenate yourself. Many eateries and cafe are available. Also, it is free to stroll and take the sights of the sea and serenity of the promenade.
The Gothic Quarter- The historic part of Barcelona is Ciutat Vella. As the name states, the Quarter features a lot of examples of Gothic architecture. It is one of the best example of Catalan style Gothic design Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Here you will find a lot of stunning and somber buildings that dates back to the 14th century, though history dates back even further. The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is another notable church in the Quarter.
La Boqueria- Sitting near La Rambla, the place is usually referred as Boqueri, it is known for bustling daily market that is popular amongst the locals and tourists. This place is free to window shop and offer pleasant experience to the visitors, but if you are going to spend some bucks during the stay, then this is probably best place to do it. Here you can enjoy breads, seafood, meat and artisanal foods, wines, crafts and flowers.
La Sagrada Familia- It is another structure designed by Spain most eminent architect, and it is arguably the most recognized landmark in Barcelona. There is a separate entrance for all those who want to view the interior of the building and it can be appreciated from outside too.
Parc de la Ciutadella- It is a large space filled with a wide array of options to spend a leisurely afternoon. Here you can visit a zoo that is located inside this 74 acre park. The parliament building for the regional government of Catalunya is also inside this place.
La Placa Catalunya- It is a major public square located in central Barcelona. It is an oversized version of the type of public gathering places that are found in Spain. The plaza has several fountains and statues that make it an interesting place to stroll. Perhaps it is the best reason to visit and to soak yourself in tangible evenings.
Undoubtedly, the place and food is bit expensive, but Barcelona is a great place to visit even on the limited budget because many of the best sites and attractions are available completely for free.
Hotels in Barcelona
There are several hotels in Barcelona that offers you modern and quality accommodation. Hotels like Metro, Casa Fuster, Claris Hotel, Eurostars are the best hotels.
Originally posted 2013-04-27 17:20:53.