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Five reasons to visit Barcelona

By | 5 November, 2015 | 0 comments

La Pedrera

Barcelona receives over 7 million visitors a year due its great power of persuasion and the fact that it is the perfect setting for a mini-break. There is something for everyone in Barcelona and visitors to the city are the best publicity as they return to their places of origin raving about the delights of Barcelona. There is an endless list of reasons why tourists should visit Barcelona but here is a list of the top five:

Unique architecture

The modern architecture that can be found in Barcelona has become a model for other cities worldwide. The combination of tradition and the avant-guarde is bound to impress any visitor, as Barcelona is home to many unique structures. Works of modernism designed by maestros such as Antonio Gaudí and Domenech i Montaner include La Sagrada Familia, Gúell Park, the Batlló and Milá houses, the Palacio de la Música and the Santa Cruz and San Pablo hospital and are still considered to be groundbreaking works today.

The Gothic Quarter is also a must-see, an area that captures the true essence of Barcelona and is considered by many to be the heart of the city. Here tourists can visit the Torre Agbar, the Santa María del Mar Basilica in the disctrict of Born, the Liceo in Las Ramblas and in Tibidabo the Expiatorio Temple of the Sagrado Corazón.

Business or pleasure?

Barcelona has become recognized worldwide for holding cultural, sports and business events. World-famous musicians consider Barcelona an essential stop on their European tours, as well as the fact that each year Barcelona is home to Sónar and Primavera Sound, two music festivals that attract people from all over the world.

In terms of sport, football is the most popular but Barcelona also holds the Spanish Grand Prix for Formula 1 and the Catalan Grand Prix for Motorcycling, among others.

Professional conferences such as the Mobile World Congress also take place in Barcelona and many medical congresses have made Barcelona an essential destination for business purposes.

All of these events create an endless list of possibilities for visitors.

Gastronomy

Barcelona is home to traditional Mediterranean cuisine that uses fresh, quality products in a variety of ways. A total of 23 restaurants in Barcelona have a Michelin star and this is a result of creativity in the kitchens.

Chefs have become famous worldwide for their creative combinations of French, Andalusian, Mediterranean and Basque cuisine. Visitors to Barcelona have the privilege of sampling this delicious cuisine in restaurants or in tapas bars found in Born, Gracia, Las Ramblas and el Ensanche.

Pleasant Climate

Cold weather puts off many people from travelling but in Barcelona that is certainly not a problem as here you can enjoy a pleasant climate throughout the whole year. Temperatures in winter are around 10 – 12 degrees, in spring and autumn temperatures reach around 20 degrees and in the summer the thermometer goes right up to 34 degrees. In Barcelona rainy days aren’t very common and there is often a light sea breeze.

Barcelona’s location next to the coast allows visitors to combine a relaxing day on the beach with a sightseeing tour to some of the most famous monuments in the world.

Wide Range of Hotels

After hosting the Olympic Games in 1992, the different options of where to stay in Barcelona increased considerably in both amount and quality. Accommodation of all types is available, guaranteed to cater to all needs whilst maintaining the high quality of service.

Barcelona is currently home to almost 400 hotels of different price and location – choose between a modern hotel close to an event venue or in the city centre to be able to walk to all the major sights.

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