Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia is one of the places that a world traveller must truly stand in to appreciate. This bustling city of over 1.6 million people has been built on centuries of history, dating back to the BC era. Tourists can visit an abundance of both modern and historical wonders in this beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea. With so many options available, it is important to tailor your own visit to your specific desires. By fine-tuning your options, you will be able to take the time to have the type of vacation you’ve always dreamed of.
Travel by train
Not only is this an economic form of transportation, it is also a great way to experience the modern advances of Spain. With both inner and outer city networks, railway is a fast and easy way to get around Barcelona. Fast can mean as speedy as 193mph (310 kph) on the RENFE railway line.
Visit the Sagrada Familia
This World Heritage site started construction in 1882. It is still under construction to this day. Much of the basilica design is credited to Antoni Gaudi. After his untimely death, he was laid to rest in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia, one of the first sections of the building that he had completed. This building of monstrous dimensions is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona.
Visit Park Guell
Another design of Antoni Gaudi is Park Guell, the housing development that became a World Heritage Site. Built between 1900 and 1914, this development has become a municipal garden that amazes tourists with its stunning architecture.
Play on the beaches
Visit the museums
With too many museums to mention, Barcelona is home to museums that range from cultural to erotic. No matter what your taste and style, you are sure to find a museum that will hold your interest for hours.
Try your luck at Parc del Laberint d’Horta
Known for its life sized garden maze, few realize that this park began its life in 1791, making it one of the oldest in Barcelona.
Take a tour
Nothing will give you more information about what you are seeing than an experienced tour guide. While it is important to allow plenty of time for your own adventures, a tourist guide will give you the in-depth and detailed information about the sites you are witnessing first hand.
Water, instead of land
Guided Jet Ski tours allow you to whiteness unique views of Barcelona that would otherwise be impossible to see. These tours give you the opportunity to tour Barcelona’s coastline in an intimate but exhilarating way.
Take advantage of the rental services
From baby buggies to wheelchairs, those with reduced mobility do not need to pack extra. Once in Barcelona, there are a wide range of rentals available to help you explore in comfort without the added inconvenience of extra packing.