Many people only remember Barcelona when big football events are coming up. It enjoys a dominant standing in not just the football world, but also in tourism. If you’re crazy about football, love seafood and are fond of sight-seeing, then getting cheap flights to Barcelona will mean fulfilling all your expectations simultaneously. Being the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona offers its tourists everything from history, famous landmarks, entertainment, art collections, beaches and delicious seafood.
Whether you want to visit Barcelona as part of crossing it off your bucket list or consider it as your next frequent holiday destination, Dream World Travel is available to provide you with the best airline tickets. For a trip during summer, grab a spot at Barceloneta Beach or Nova Icaria Beach if you can, since it is heavily crowded. Other peaceful alternatives are Ocata Beach, Garraf Beach, Bogatell Beach and Mar Bella. After sunbathing and resting, the most visited attractions like Giant Basilica, MNAC and La Pedrera will be on the top of to-do list. Admire the great civil masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi and observe the numerous art collections present at MNAC. After going through Barcelona’s history, it is time to take a walk down La Rambla: a fascinating boulevard teeming with folks, tourist shops and street performers.
Moreover, the fountain of Montjuic will mesmerise you with water acrobatics and combination of light and colour works, reminding you that it is indeed ‘magical’. If that’s not enough, then seeing a collection of 4200+ art pieces of Spain’s famous painter: Pablo Picasso at Picasso Museum and getting tickets to see one of the shows at Nou – Barcelona FC Museum will leave your heart content. When you’re famished and desire something piscatorial, head for Galician restaurant, Cal Pep or Barceloneta restaurants like La Mar Salada and Can Sole to experience delicious seafood.
Laying its foundation stone in 1882, the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi used Gothic and Art Nouveau forms to build this breath taking structure. By the time he died in 1926, the building was less than a quarter complete. Surprisingly, it is still under construction but that doesn’t stop tourists and locals from marvelling at its grandeur. Expected to be complete by 2026 (the centenary of Gaudi’s death), the large Catholic church will have 18 spires with 3 facades (Nativity, Passion and Glory).
Cutting through the heart of this city, the boulevard is a strolling haven for tourists which starts from Placa Catalunya and ends at Port Vell. It has many hotels, tourist shops and street performers which catch the attention of any person passing by. Another of this boulevard is that it divides Barcelona’s two districts: Gothic Quarter for tourists and El Raval. Main attractions include the Liceu Theatre, La Boqueria food market and Miro’s mosaic. A Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca was once quoted, “It is the only street in the world, which I wish would never end.
Another work of art by Gaudi, this World Heritage Site of UNESCO is also known as La Pedrera. Reason for its popular name is because it shows the appearance of a stone quarry. Initially a private residence of the rich Milla family, it is now a museum and also houses the headquarters of Fundacio Catalunya-La Pedrera, which manages public activities and exhibitions.
Nothing would come close to fulfilling your football dreams once you get a chance to visit the museum of Europe’s most formidable football team: FC Barcelona. Viewing the 23 Liga and 5 Champions League Trophies and becoming cognizant of its history through interactive tables and wall displays will make you feel like a kid again.
This fountain would not have come to exist if it weren’t for Carles Buigas. While work was going underway in 1929, there was a need to add something ‘special’ to it that would make it stand apart. Carles Buigas proposed a costly and ambitious project, which is now apparent in the form of amazing display of lights, colours, music and water acrobatics. It is safe to say that the name ‘Magic’ is not a misnomer.
Whether you’ve heard him in serious art discussions or satire, Pablo Picasso has left an indelible impression on the sands of time. Watch the numerous 4,200+ art works that serve as a permanent collection of Picasso. This museum also shows his relationship with his city: Barcelona which shaped his youth and adolescence.
Before standing in awe in front of historic collections, you will admire the stunning Palau Nacional, which is situated on Montjuic hill. Palau Nacional is notable for possessing amazing Romanesque church painting collections, Gothic art, modernisme and noucentisme for Catalan art design, and Renaissance and Baroque art collection.
Barcelona is the first and only city to receive a Royal Gold Medal for Architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects
One of the most expensive streets: Portal de l’Angel is also the busiest walkways of Spain with 150,000 average people walking down it everyday
Barcelona is the largest city on the Mediterranean Sea and the second largest of Spain, after Madrid.
World’s first ice bar called ICE Barcelona is present in this city
The city has more than 20 Michelin-starred restaurants
The Sagrada Familia Church, once completed will be the largest church in the world. Also, its 18 towers represent the 12 apostles, Virgin Mary, the 4 Evangelists and Jesus Christ.