Barcelona's beauty and magic beckon visitors to come see the wonders of the
city for themselves. It has everything vacationers could want, including
miles of beaches, breathtaking architecture, and an inviting climate. Fewer
than two million people call Barcelona home, so the city isn't
overwhelmingly huge. Indeed, this Spanish gem is an ideal getaway spot.
When should you plan your trip to Barcelona? Choose May for pleasant
temperatures and lower humidity levels than what comes upon the city during
the heart of summer. You can even visit in winter without too much worry
about inclement weather; it does rain frequently during the colder months,
but the average temperature is around 50 degrees Farenheit, and snow is a
rarity. Winter is the best time to find deals on hotels in Barcelona, but
you can secure good prices at other times if you plan ahead and book early.
From the first day you spend in Barcelona, you'll see why this is one of
Spain's most popular destinations. The people, the food, the architecture,
the history, and more all come together to create a spectacular vacation.
Use this guide to whet your appetite and start planning your sojourn to
this Mediterranean haven.
You should also take a look at works by Puig I Cadafalch and Domènech i
Muntaner. The cathedrals, too, are photo-worthy sights.
If you have an appetite for art, be sure to visit the places where Picasso
spent his days. You can see the area where his family once lived, and even
though the building is no longer there, a sense of history still hangs in
the air. Stop by Els 4 Gats, where Picasso and other artists used to gather
to discuss their trade. Don't neglect the Museu Picasso, a gallery with
some of the artist's early works.
To get acquainted with the history of the city itself, spend an afternoon
strolling through the
Museu d'Historia de Barcelona
, where you can explore Roman excavations as you learn about Barcelona's
Barcelona has beaches where you can stretch out and work on your tan or dip
your toes in the water. If Barcelona's beaches are too crowded for you, hop
on a train and take a short drive to nearby coastal towns where you might
have a little more sand space for yourself.
If you're up for some late-night fun, visit one of the city's clubs.
Razmatazz is party central, where the five rooms come alive with music.
Sidecar, Sala Apolo, Magic, and Marula are also clubs you might want to
check out if dancing and drinks are your thing. Just make sure you get in a
good siesta before you go!
All the things you'll do in Barcelona will make you work up an appetite.
That's a good thing, because you can find so many