The second biggest city of Spain is Barcelona and it is a definite tourist attraction of the world. Barcelona is known for its gothic architecture; you will see some of the most bizarre buildings here. Apart from this, it is also a place which can satisfy tourists with wide range of different tastes. Whether you are looking for a holiday spent strolling along the golden sand beach or you want to indulge in sightseeing or shopping, this is the perfect place to come over.
When to visit Barcelona:
Barcelona is a place which is blessed with sunlight most part of the year, due to which tourists can visit Barcelona whenever they want. Nevertheless, to take full advantage of the best weather you should opt for May, June, September and October. July and August should be avoided since you will find July, a way too crowded and August, extremely hot to enjoy the charm of the city. Though, you can also visit it during winter season, but be prepared to cope with the rain.
Tourist attractions in Barcelona:
You would just love Barcelona for sightseeing which can be done on foot or on a boat, which can be conveniently found. Some places to look out for in Barcelona are:
This museum has a large collection of the wonderful pieces of art by the famous artist, Picasso. The paintings are displayed with respect to time period or chronology. You will find this experience an enlightening one as these paintings will serve to give you an insight in to the life of the artist. Even if you are not an art lover, you couldn’t help appreciating his majestic work.
La Aquarium de Barcelona:
If you have taken your kids along on the trip, then you must visit this aquarium. You would be able to study marine life up close and be thrilled with the experience.
Visit the Sagrada Familia:
This famous tourist destination is basically a huge temple in Barcelona which was designed by the most skilled architect of Barcelona; Antonio Gaudi. The interesting fact about this temple is that, it has been in the development phase since 1882 and is still not completed. So, make sure to include this place in your itinerary while in Barcelona.
Barcelona is culturally rich place, which is an amalgamation of old and new; historic monuments, gothic buildings and the modern shopping centers, cafes and bars. Make sure you visit a few of the restaurants here to not only get the taste of food and the wine, but also to enjoy the traditional flamenco dancing of the Spanish music.
Montjuic Mountain is a must see tourist attraction to visit.
by harry on July 12th, 2011 Tags: barcelona tourist attractions, spain tourist attractions, tourism, tourist attractions, Travel, travel guide
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