Tag: things to see in Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral

| January 1, 2012
Barcelona Cathedral

In the center of Barri Gotic, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, is one of the most outstanding examples of medieval architecture in Europe: La Seu. Officially known as Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia. Continue Reading

Barcelona Zoo

| December 14, 2011
Barcelona Zoo

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 conservation facilities. Continue Reading

Barcelona bike tour

| December 7, 2011
Barcelona bike tour

There’s no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Barcelona than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and be entertained by your knowledgeable English-speaking guide. This enjoyable and informative outdoor experience also gives you the chance to meet other travelers. There’s no doubt it will be the best day youll spend in Barcelona! Continue Reading

Gaudi architecture in Barcelona

| December 3, 2011
Gaudi architecture in Barcelona

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 here would fill pages. To describe them would take volumes. Continue Reading

Barcelona Casa Mila

| November 29, 2011
Barcelona Casa Mila

In the ultra-fashionable neighborhood along Passeig de Gràcia stands one of the most unusual examples of Barcelona architecture – or anywhere else in the world: Casa Milà, otherwise known as La Pedrera. Continue Reading

Barcelona Gothic Quarter

| November 27, 2011
Barcelona Gothic Quarter

Between Las Ramblas and the Passeig de Picasso lies one of Barcelona’s most famous areas: Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter. Its fame is well deserved. For, here, visitors can find streets and buildings from the Middle Ages that will provide hours of fascinating exploration. There are small winding alleyways where tourists can find all manner of Gothic-era buildings, shops housed in centuries-old structures, cafes and much more. Continue Reading

Arc de Triomf Barcelona

| November 18, 2011

Though it carries the same name as its French cousin, the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona is quite different, both architecturally and historically. The famous one in Paris (though France actually has several that go by that name) was initiated by Napoleon to memorialize his victories. The Barcelona Arc de Triomf was erected for the 1888 Universal Exposition held at the Parc de la Ciutadella, where it served as the entrance to the event. Continue Reading

Tourist attractions in Barcelona

| November 15, 2011

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 Mediterranean Sea coast. Continue Reading