Located near the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Spain is a country known for its beaches. Visitors will be able to explore its many cities, try several varieties of tapas and visit small traditional towns.
Barcelona is one of the country’s largest cities. Located in the northeastern region of Catalonia, on the Mediterranean coast, the city is known for its architecture and its beaches. To get around the city, you can rent a bike or car, whichever is comfortable for you. Many people who visit Spain, tend to rent motorbikes from companies like Riderly as it is a much easier and affordable option.
Parc Güell is one of the city’s main attractions. This large park designed by Gaudí is located on a hill north of the city center. There are many colourful tiled fountains and sculptures. The park has a tiled observation platform with views towards the city and the sea. There is a porch area decorated with bony columns.
The Barceloneta beach is the city’s main beach. This beach is closest to the city center and has many seaside bars and restaurants and a promenade filled with shops. Near the Olympic Port is the Nova Icaria beach, a spot with many bars and pubs. The Mar Bella beach offers many water sports, including kayak rental and windsurfing.
Barcelona’s architecture is one of the city’s main attractions. Gaudi’s Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia is the city’s symbol, known for its carved façade and tall towers. Visitors will be able to explore the inside of the cathedral and climb one of the towers, which has views towards the city.
The Eixample district is a chic district located near the city center. Two of Gaudi’s buildings are located here. The Casa Mil has a wavy façade and visitors can climb up on the roof top, which is decorated with many stone sculptures that have views towards the city center. Casa Batlló has a tiled façade and balconies in the shape of skulls.
The Gothic Quarter is one of the city’s most visited neighbourhoods. The city’s Gothic cathedral is located in this area, next to an ancient cloister. The narrow streets of this neighbourhood are filled with chic bars and vintage shops.
Another way of exploring Barcelona is enjoying one of the tours around the city. There are tours on foot, bike tours, Segway tours and tapas tours. The tapas tours are a type of bar crawl around several bars located in the city center, near La Rambla, one of the city’s main streets. This street is known for its flower stalls and street performers, and there are many traditional bars in the nearby streets. Visitors will be able to enjoy tapas accompanied by a glass of wine. Typical tapas include bread drizzled with olive oil and fresh tomato, jamón ibérico and seafood. Some visits tour La Boquería, one of the city’s largest markets known for its stalls selling juices, fresh fruit and organic vegetables. There are several tapas bars inside the market, which is located next to La Rambla.
The Tibidabo Amusement Park is one of the region’s oldest parks. The park is located on the Tibidabo mountain. There are many roller coasters and themed rides, and the park has views towards the city.