This article is a sequel to the Wonders of Barcelona -1- and Wonders of Barcelona -2- articles in which we talked about Gaudi’s works and the most famous festivals in Barcelona. For most, Barcelona is the first city of Spain, although there are some voices which say that it doesn’t represent the country at all. With its famous Las Ramblas streets, unique architecture and countless art galleries, there is always something to do here. Barcelona is without a doubt an ideal vacation destination because of its beaches, the Mediterranean Sea and interesting nightlife. Here is a list of possible attractions:
- The Barcelona Aquarium is the second most popular tourist attraction in the Catalan City, in terms of tourist traffic. It is situated in the d’Espanya del Port Vell Mall, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and it is equipped with 35 water tanks which are home to over 11.000 marine animals and 450 species of fish. It is considered one of the most important marine wildlife expositions in the world.
- Montjuic is a hill in Barcelona, which definitely deserves a visit. If you think of parks, there is nothing in Europe which can surpass the beauty of Montjuic. The unique setting of this park offers spectacular panoramas of the city. It is also place to the Palau Nacional, a historical building which is now the National Museum of Catalan Art.
- One of the best known football stadiums, and the home of the FC Barcelona football team is the New Field Stadium. Since its opening, in 1957, it has become the host for hundreds of international games in the Champion’s League. With a capacity of 98.772 seats, it is the largest stadium in Europe, and number 11 in the world.
- 7000 animals and 500 species call the Barcelona Zoo home. If you want to visit the beautiful zoo located in the Parc de la Ciutadella, you should try to schedule at the same time with the aquatic shows of dolphins and killer whales. The shows occur from 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 4 pm. Children have a special play space designed, where they can have fun with nature. Although it is a relatively small Zoo, it is extremely well kept, and interesting.
- The old part of the city is undoubtedly the most beautiful and most romantic place in Europe. Narrow winding streets, boutiques, and the beguiling character of the area will make you walk for hours without realizing. La Rambla is the most popular part of Barcelona. It stretches from the Placa de la Catalunya to the Statue of Columbus and it is filled with diversity, extravaganza and colors. Although the terraces are more expensive, they have a certain charm which makes them worth the effort.
These are five interesting tourist attractions, but Barcelona has many more others! Stay tuned for the next sequel of -Wonders of Barcelona-.