This district, an ancient village enclosed in Barcelona’s city centre is a favourite. Shops, retro and trendy boutiques, nice restaurants, bars and cafés, charming little squares… Take it easy & enjoy a sunny nap or a shady coffee. Musicians, designers and artists of all sorts have made this Bohemian neighbourhood one the nicest in … [Read more...]
Park Guell was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí who sought to build a fashionable park for the upper crust of Barcelona, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking around the park you’ll see how many of his creations are influenced by natural shapes and have been used in the fascinating stone structures, dramatic tiling and intriguing buildings. Watch out particularly for the magical dragon fountain at the entrance to the park bejeweled in gorgeous, brightly colourful tiling. The walkways are held up by twisting rock pillars resembling tree trunks as they give the impression they are growing out of the ground. Looking for affordable accommodation? There are Barcelona apartment cheap that can meet all types of budgets and needs close to the Park Guell. Right at the top of the park is a terraced area where the views of Barcelona city and, in the distance, the Mediterranean Sea are simply breathtaking. Join a guided walking tour that will show you all the best bits and hear the park’s history and learn its secrets from your well-informed guide. Owing to the parks location and size you should schedule at least half a day for a visit but it’s well worth the visit and trip.
When you visit a big city like Barcelona with children, you have to find interesting things for them so that they, and you neither, are getting bored…. Here are 10 tips to entertain you and your children during a long weekend in Barcelona. 1. Go down the Ramblas where the human sculptures will enjoy them. Some are very funny… Do not … [Read more...]
If you are coming in Barcelona for the first time, take the Hop On - Hop Off bus tour. With the nice weather, you can sit on the panoramic desk and discover Barcelona from above. You can hop on the bus, and hop off to see the sight and then hop back on another bus again to go to the next sight. You can stop at the Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi … [Read more...]