Really? Do you really need reasons to visit Barcelona? All right. I’ll give you the first reason then: it’s just the best city in the world! Okay, Imay not be too objective about it. The best thing to do is probably rent a holiday apartment in Barcelona center so that in your holidays you can check out what this city is really about.
Anyway, in the meantime here you have4 reasons to visit Barcelona:
The center of Modernism
Probably you’ve already heard hundreds of times about Modernism but do you really know what it’s all about? Basically and summarizing, Modernism was an artistic movement originated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that had a heavy influence on the literature and architecture of the time. And it’s precisely in this last one that we are going to focus: Modernist architecture was characterized by being inspired by nature, by using curved and asymmetrical lines, and by its desire to innovate and its strong personality. The main representatives were Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and, of course, the world-famous Antoni Gaudi.
But modernism is not only the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell (with its famous lizard), we recommend you walking with your eyes wide open in the city and discover other great works of modernism such as the Palau de la Música with its impressive skylight, Casa Batlló, with its characteristic façade of colorful mosaics and its roof, Casa Ametller, Sant Pau Hospital, Casa Lleó i Morera, Casa Comalat, Casa Fuster, Casa de les Punxes and Casa Mila, better known as la Pedrera with its famous wavy facade.
It’s obvious that Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Mediterranean. Actually, one of every five inhabitants of Barcelona is a foreigner. And do you know which are the largest communities? Italians, Pakistanis, Chinese, Moroccans, French, Bolivians, Ecuadorians, Peruvians, Colombians and the Filipinos, in this order.
But Barcelona is also one of the most visited cities in Europe. Being people with the UK the most loyal visitors of this great city.
There are many beaches
Moreover, Barcelona is lucky enough to be located between the sea and the mountain so that you can enjoy both in the same city. Actually, there are over five beaches in the city, and if you don’t mind taking a train and getting a bit further of the city you will be able to enjoy many more.
Do not forget to take a walk in the area of Port Vell, this place has a lot of charm, and Barceloneta, the old fishermen’s neighborhood with its low houses and its typical colorful streets, smells and different tastes, which make it unique and different from all others.
Get lost in its old town
Getting lost in the historical center is a must when visiting Barcelona. Raval, the Gothic and Borncompound a network of narrow streets that won’t stop surprising you.You will find all kind of people and places, such as the MACBA museum of Contemporary Art (and the skaters who practice in its square), churches full of colored candles, charming shops of emerging designers or with curious small restaurants with meals from all over the world.
These are just 4 reasons we can give you to visit Barcelona, but if you come and see it by yourself you’ll realize there are many more. So just give it a try and let this amazing city charm you.