We definitely love Barcelona. Not only for the beautiful weather, for the monuments and its history and for all the other reasons we told you here.
It’s something you feel inside, that mesmerizing sensation you get the first time you walk in the Rambla, or in the Gothic Quarter…
To fall in love with Barcelona you need to come and feel it, meet its people and so get the local vibe. Are you ready to come with us? Welcome to Barcelona.
“Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.”– Le Corbusier
Barcelona, the city
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of 1.6 million people and a total area of 39.34 square miles. It is also one of the major economic and touristic places in Spain.
Barcelona has plenty of trendy exhibitions, folkloric festivals, great concerts, markets and events all around the year. This makes the city one of the most attractive and popular tourist destinations from all over the world.
Barcelona, a mix of beautiful places
Do you like the sea? Come to Barcelona. Do you enjoy the mountains? Come to Barcelona. Let ‘s go further. Do you like concerts? Arts and museums, good food and vermouth? Welcome to Barcelona…
Tourists who want to enjoy the amazing beaches should go to El Bogatell Beach.
Lovers of buildings and architecture should visit the Aduana del Puerto de Barcelona and La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
You cannot miss a stop to Parc Guell, an amazing park with awesome Gaudí’ architectural elements. Also in Barcelona is situated the biggest and most beautiful Catholic church in Europe, Sagrada Familia.
Barcelona streets are full of art and decorative buildings; Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and Jujol are some of the artists that left their print in the streets of the Catalonian capital. Palau de la Música, Hospital de Sant Pau, the Palau de Les Punxes are just some examples of the Catalan modernism quality label.
“Even the moon was embarrassed by the beauty of Barcelona.”– Andrew Barger
Barcelona, a green and sporty city
Barcelona has so many parks and gardens. Some of them are historical like Ciutadella, La Font del Racó or Guinardó; Others were originally private property, such as the gardens of the poet Eduard Marquina, the Vil.la Amèlia, the Parc del Laberint and the Parc Güell. They are all wonderful options for a walk, for running or meeting friends.
For outdoor sports there are gymnastics and fitness facilities along the beaches, from Barceloneta to Montgat, you can jog along the Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta or reach the Carretera de les Aigues in Collserola, a Natural Park in the north of Barcelona.
The presence of many green areas, natural spaces and beaches make Barcelona a city with a very good environmental quality.
Barcelona has also become a sustainable city. Intelligent and ecological traffic solutions, green buildings, water management, we can say Barcelona is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.
Bicing was introduced in 2007, and now has over 510 stations in the city. People can collect bicycles from these stations to ride around. This was a really successful initiative and it’s now also used by tourists who like to visit the city by bike.
Barcelona, dancing and having fun
A metropolitan city full of bars, pubs, discos and street entertainment everywhere. In fact there isn’t just one area to enjoy Barcelona’s nightlife.
Just to mention some:
Raval: is a centric Barcelona neighborhood where more than 20 languages are spoken. It’s an area full of colors, music, bars and terraces. The best areas to go out are on Joaquin Costa Street and Rambla del Raval. For Tripadvisor, here you’ll find the number 1 Barcelona Bar, the Somnia.
Paseo Marítimo de La Barceloneta and the Olympic Village: This is the best known and most attractive area for tourists. The nightclubs of the Olympic Port have terraces on the beach.
Born: slightly less touristy, it is also very central and here you’ll always find crowded cafes and bars – especially in the district’s heart, the Passeig del Born. Check out Miramelindo, for a Cava cocktail, or the Dux.
Some famous disco?
The really popular Razzmatazz, which is actually like five places in one. Yes, you’ll find five different dance floors, with different genres, always open!
Opium in Barceloneta is the most famous nightclub in the area and one of the best known in the city. With a terrace at the foot of the beach, it is one of the young international public favorites and it opens every day of the week.
MOOG, a Berlin underground feel place to go if you like electronic music. Open 365 days a year, it hosts some of the biggest names in the electro, house and techno scene throughout the year.
“Just close your eyes and let’s pretend we’re dancing in the street in Barcelona.”– Ed Sheeran
Welcome to Barcelona, we hope to see you here soon!
Barcelona is one of the most incredible cities in the world. From the Gothic Quarter, to Gaudi’s famous architecture and some of the best food and nightclubs, there are so many reasons to visit la Ciudad Condal! If you’re also thinking to come to live in Barcelona, simply contact us and we will help you! Welcome to Barcelona…