Are you looking for the perfect summer holiday? A place to relax yourself at the sun and to float in the blue sea, but even with a crazy fun by night? A place that offers you a thousand things to see, cultural offerings and in which it is impossible to get bored. That place is Barcelona.
Barcelona is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also and above all because of its history, tradition, and cultural influences. The documented history of the city dates back to the founding of a Roman colony on its soil in the second century B.C.
Modern Barcelona experienced spectacular growth and economic revival at the onset of industrialization during the second half of the 19th century. The 1888 World’s Fair became a symbol of the capacity for hard work and the international outlook projected by the city. Culture and the arts flourished in Barcelona and in all of Catalonia; the splendor achieved by Catalonian modernism is one of the most patent displays. Museums but even open air art are everywhere in the city.
Barcelona has always proved its will to be modern, to follow the latest international tendencies or be ahead of them. To the tourist this is evident especially in its architecture, which so well reflects the general approach to life in this always pulsating city. Of course, Barcelona has an old history, and there are monuments of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods or still before, but most characteristic is what has been built during the last, say, 100 years. Despite that, you’ll be absolutely fascinated, walking through the narrow streets of the Gothic and medieval center of the city, with countless bars and tavernas and shops for a very particularly shopping mood in mythical spots as Las Ramblas.
Barcelona has been a center of Modernist architecture and is distinguished especially by the works of Antoni Gaudí, who together with his great contemporaries gave new and exciting looks to city, and has remained since then at the top of modernity. Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Casa Batllo and Pedrera are just a few examples of impression that the great architect left in the city.
Barcelona, more than just a single city, is really a collection of multi-faceted and diverse cities. The visitor unfamiliar with its history might be surprised that such a modern and enterprising city preserves its historic Gothic center almost intact, or by the curious contrast between the maze of narrow streets and the grid-like layout of the Eixample, the urban planning “Enlargement” project of the end of the 19th century.
In summer in Barcelona you can enjoy many cultural activities, concerts and open-air performances. The best areas where it’s most pleasant to beat the heat are the biggest parks of Montjuic or de la Ciutadella. But, of course, the great plus of Barcelona is the sea. 8 beaches one after the other are offering you the chance to make a holiday by the sea and at the same time to visit a great European capital. By day you can sunbathe or relax to enjoy the crazy nights of Barcelona.
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