The history of Barcelona ciutat goes back to 218 BC when it was founded as a Roman colony. Its climate is coastal Mediterranean, which is why its temperatures are mild all year round. In this way, any time is good to plan a getaway.
Strolling through its streets you will see a city full of life, where great commercial activity takes place. On the one hand you will find large shopping centers
where the main brands of clothes, cosmetics, etc. are present. On the other hand, there are also small shops
that have a wide variety of artisanal and local products.
Don't forget to go around the Rambles
, one of the main centers of interest in the city. Very close is the Boqueria market
, one of the most famous in Barcelona, and Plaça Reial,
a meeting point for Barcelona residents, where you will find many restaurants serving bot
h traditional and international cuisine. The Gothic Quarter and the Cathedral
are also a must-see.
The historical heritage of Barcelona ciutat is very extensive. Without a doubt, the most famous and internationally known building is the Sagrada Família. It is the work of the architect Antoni Gaudí and has been declared a World Heritage Site.
The church of Santa Maria del Mar is another example of Gothic architecture. Its beginnings date back to 1329 and it is dedicated to the Mother of Christ, patron saint of sailors. Its building stands out for being robust and compact. Other buildings that you must see are the Casa Batlló, or the Casa Milà known as la Pedrera.
Barcelona is a city full of green areas. The Parc de la Ciutadella is the largest and also has spaces such as the zoo or the Museum of Natural Sciences. If you visit the mountain of Montjuïc you can enjoy a space with more than 22 gardens and parks as well as tourist attractions. Another very important green area is the Collserola Natural Park. Here you will find the Tibidabo mountain and its amusement park. You also have many signposted routes that you can do on foot or by bike.
The range of museums you will find in Barcelona ciutat is very interesting. The National Art Museum of Catalunya and its collections of Romanesque and Gothic art as well as modern art stand out. Another of the most visited museums is the Picasso Museum. We also recommend that you visit the Antoni Tàpies Foundation or the Macba.