Interesting facts about Barcelona City!
Barcelona is the beating heart capitol of Spain’s Catalonia region, its diverse culture and history make it the perfect weekend getaway. Located on the Mediterranean east coast of Spain it is the second largest population in Spain, and 6th in Europe. It is said to be the 8th best place to live in the world as an expat.
Apart from the beaches and parks Barcelona is renowned for its architecture including La Sagrada Familia Church which is now in its 130th year of development, to the historical Gothic Barcelona Cathedral, Gothic being the area it is located in.
If its markets you are looking for La Boqueria Market is huge tourist destination. It is the biggest market in Catalonia with more than 200n traders selling everything from fruit and veg, to fish, meat, dairy and homemade and locally produced goods.
It’s not just a city break, Barcelona has some amazing beaches too, stretching for miles through to Badalona. Bogatell beach tops the ranks with Sant Sebastià a close second, and of course the famous Barceloneta beach a little further down the list.
Things to see and do!
- Barcelona’s Aquarium - indoor seaworld
- Sagrada Família and Barcelona Cathedral
- Barcelona City History Museum
- Fundació Joan Miró - artist exhibition
- Palau de la Música Catalana - music hall
- Plaça de Catalunya- the heart of Catalonia
FCB Camp Nou
Made our holiday
Initially I was worried about landing with my family and the car not turning up, then the flight was delayed by over an hour and that added more worry. Whilst i was still waiting to board I received a text message from the taxi company saying that the flight was delayed and they were tracking it. When I landed I received a text message with the driver contact details, his arrival time and his photo!! When we came through he was standing there with our name on a smart looking tablet! He was great, he ran us around during our stay a few times and we had him again when it was time to leave. Michelle
Booked my transfer with ridetransferdirect.com and the process couldn’t have been easier, One thing that surprised me was that I could track the vehicle in real time from the SMS message they sent me when the car was dispatched, impressive! Steve.