You can read the history of Barcelona in books, so let’s skip ahead and get to what you really want to know about here. This is the best information on flights, lodgings, and all the details you need to plan your vacation in Barcelona. Whether a stroll in Park Guell is on your top list of attractions or a trip to the Water Park, Barcelona has it all. There is so much to do you’ll want to come over and over again.
If you want to experience Picasso’s amazing works up close and personal than the Picasso Museum is just the place for you. The museum is nestled between five medieval palaces and there you can take in his work from many of his phases. Through his work, you can travel from his hometown of Malaga to Paris and then to Russia where he captured ballerinas so beautifully. Finally, on your tour of his work you can see his Barcelona inspired creations because this is where he made his final home. Try Park Cuitadella if you want to enjoy a beautiful park that has easy access by public transport and is full of things to see and do. Up until the 14th century, Ciutat Vella, (meaning beautiful city) was the whole city of Barcelona. Now this beautiful area is the home of Ciutadella Park as well as several other important city neighborhoods. Start from Plaza Catalunya and walk down Las Ramblas, the famed promenade. El Raval will be to your right and Barri Gotico and La Ribera will be to your left. As you head towards the port you will see the Christopher Columbus Monument ahead of you. If you walk to your left you will head towards the Olympic port and find Park Ciutadella. Once you are there you will see the Arch de Triomf a few blocks away.
If you are not an avid Barcelona Football/Soccer fan then you should be! Enjoying a great match by the team commonly referred to, as “Barca” can be an excellent event for the whole family. You can go to Camp Nou, the Barca football stadium, to buy your tickets. Games are usually going between September and May so make sure you get in on the action.
If you want to explore a little bit outside the city than go to any beach along Costa Brava or Costa Dorada. These beaches are well maintained and easily accessible for tourists. There is a wide range of accommodations to pick from depending on your budget. You can choose from apartments for rent, all ranges of hotels, youth hostels, or a bed and breakfast. No matter what your reason for travel to Barcelona, you can be sure it was a wise decision.