No trip to the sunny country of Spain (where the rain, rarely as it may, falls mainly in the plain) could ever be complete without a Barcelona tour. The vibrant capital city of Catalonia and symbol of the Hispanic culture brings color, life, tradition and modernity into an unforgettable blend.
The first thought that springs to mind just as the city explodes into view is: what to do and where to go first? Indeed, Barcelona offers a wide selection of amazing sights, excellent venues and unforgettable attractions to explore. Here are a few of the things you should never miss on a Barcelona tour.
Sagrada Familia is the number one symbol of the city. Designed by Antonio Gaudi, the famous master architect, whose creations are present all throughout Barcelona and shape modern perception of the city, the construction of this avangarde gigantic basilica began in 1882. It’s not yet finished and, depending on resources and planning, development may yet take another 50 years or more. An extravagant combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau, Sagrada Familia is an architectural wonder, unique in history and unparalleled in the world.
Another emblematic construction that bears the name of Gaudi is the Park Guell, a colorful ensemble of gardens located in the La Salut neighborhood. This amazing park was declared UNESCO world heritage site in 1984.
If you like being outdoors, we suggest taking your family or friends to the Barcelona Zoo and another walk you can’t miss is one down La Rambla, the most famous street in the city, much beloved by the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, who reportedly called it “the only street in the world which I wish would never end.”
Another thing you will find yourself wishing would never end is the Barcelona tour and your stay to Spain, so when in town, be sure to make the most of your time!