Considered the busiest and most cosmopolitan of Spain’s major cities, Barcelona is a whirlwind of activity, sights, sounds, and life. From the ancient and modern architecture, to the nightlife and art scene, Barcelona has something for everyone. Get ready to explore the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain – a city that spans the time line to give you a taste of the old and the new. If you act now, you can take advantage of some great deals on cheap flights to Barcelona.
After you arrive in Barcelona, be sure to explore the old Roman military fortifications in the Square of Sant Jaume located in the Barrio Gotico or Gothic Quarter. One of the oldest parts of Barcelona, you can explore an old millstone on top of the Mountain Taber, where tribes of people lived hundreds of years before the Roman occupation. The Gothic Quarter is also home to majestic gothic cathedrals and medieval palaces designed to inspire your imagination.
From there, you can jump forward several centuries to the modern Barcelona, where the El Ensanche district will will delight you with wonderful works of art and breathtaking architecture. Built between 1870 and 1936 for the cities elite, the El Ensanche district enlarged Barcelona by over five times it’s original size. Highlighted in this district are the works of Anton Gaudi, a Spanish architect known for his work in Modernism. Seven of his works have been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, including the world famous Sagrada Familia. This breathtaking Roman Catholic cathedral was not complete upon Gaudi’s death in 1926, and still remains incomplete today. Most experts agree that this cathedral is one of the most dynamic displays of Gothic architecture today and should not be missed.
If you want to experience the modern cuisine and active nightlife of Barcelona, you will want to visit Santalo and Mariano Cubi streets. You will find the most popular bars, upscale dining, and the latest trends in fashion displayed before your eyes. Don’t let a visit to Barcelona go by without taking a turn in this district and seeing what makes Barcelona such a cosmopolitan place.
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