Barcelona is cosmopolitan and open city internationally famous as a top class tourist destination. It offers its visitors a large variety of attractions, among which its architectural heritage, museums, cultural activity and excellent gastronomy stand out above the rest. However, you can’t forget its urban beaches, streets, squares and shops.
It’s a city that has been developed and changed over a thousand years which means there are plenty of buildings and monuments of many different periods and styled to admire.
The Barri Gòtic, was the original centre of medieval and Roman Barcelona where Roman walls are still visible and the XIII Century cathedral rises above the other buildings, or La Ribera district, an old fisherman’s district dominated by the gothic church of Santa María del Mar, Montcada Street with its medieval squares and the Picasso Museum.
Cerdà is largely responsible for one of the most surprising districts of the city: The Eixample, a chess board-like grid system of streets that houses some of the most interesting buildings of Barcelona.
Also, newer, but by no means less interesting, is the Olympic Barcelona, with the Olympic stadium, the Calatrava Tower or Port Olímpic. A good way to enjoy the city’s skyline is to go up Montjuïc or Tibidabo, the two mountains that embrace the city…