Barcelona is always worth a visit, and Hotel.dk recommends a mini
break in the Catalonian capital at any time of year. Invite your
friends, your partner or your family on a long, wondrous weekend for
Barcelona is a harbour city and offers great
beaches as well as busy city streets. During the day, you can relax at
one of the many cosy restaurants or bars along the seaside and later
experience the big city pulse around the central pedestrian shopping
street La Rambla and many other areas of the city.
Architecture and culture in Barcelona
Barcelona is a city of stunning buildings and incomparable sights. The
spectacular architecture of Antoni Gaudi is particularly characteristic
of the city: the still incomplete cathedral La Sagrada Família,
the beautiful Parc Güell Park and the spectacular roof of La
Padrera are all must-see Gaudí designs.
Barcelona offers great art and culture experiences besides Gaudí,
notably two museums housing works of the two great Spanish painters
Picasso and Miró.
Barcelona's narrow and winding streets
Another characteristic feature of Barcelona is its narrow, winding
streets where sunlight rarely reaches street level and the buildings
stand so close together that neighbours can hand things from one house
to the other across the street. And while wandering these narrow
streets, you invariably find yourself in a small square with friendly
restaurants and cafés.
Going out in Barcelona
Barcelona is well known for good food and drink. It has myriads of
restaurants and cafés as well as the renowned tapas bars. Note,
however, that the locals dine late and that clubbing and nightlife start
Shopping in Barcelona
Barcelona is also a shopper’s paradise. For instance, La Rambla and
its bystreets offer many exciting decorative art and designer shops.
North of the Rambla around Plaça de Catalunya you will find many
of the international designer and flagship stores.
Barcelona and football
And of course, Barcelona has two other distinguishing features: its balmy
climate and its football. So if you like football, you can experience FC
Barcelona, one of the world’s leading teams, on their home turf at
Camp Nou. The stadium houses not only FC Barcelona but also a
magnificent museum of the history of the football club where you can buy
all the merchandise you could ever wish for.