Things to do in Barcelona - Part 1

Hello guys! It's been awhile since i last posted. Today I decided to do something different. In this post I want to share some places I visited during my vacation in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The post will be is parts so I can give you details and maybe help you if you decide to travel there. I hope you enjoy it!

1.Plaça de Catalunya 

Is the city center of Bacelona. There is a beautiful fountain in the middle, decorated with different statues and beautiful colorful flowers.
There are lots of shops and cafes used for special events. Also there is a Hard Rock Cafe.

2. La Rambla

Is a street center in Barcelona. You can get there from the city center, which is Plaça de Catalunya. The street is full with different cafés, where you can eat different catalan food choices. There are also fast food places to eat as well, for those who don't prefer to try new things. You can also find cloth stores as H&M, Nike, Zara, Mango, Springfield ect. There are many souvenir shops as well and little cute flower shops. We can say that is the street that connects to lots of beautiful places. Also there is the Font de Canaletes, it is a fixture of football fans after Barca football matches since the 1930s. Also tradition has that the one who drinks from there will come back to Barcelona.

 When I was in Barcelona during La Mercè Festival, which was a perfect experience.
It has been an official city holiday since 1871, when the local government first organized a program of special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of  La Mare de Déu de la Mercè. Every day there were different activities in different places.

 3. La Boqueria

The market or as they call it in catalan language The Mercando de San José de la Bouqería dates from 1217 and is a large public market in the Ciudad Vieja district of Barcelona.

It is near the Liceo, opera house in La Rambla. There you can find the best products from Catalonia, such as: fruits, fruity drinks, vegetables, fish and seafood, tapas bars, desserts, chocolates and others.

3. Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial wich means Royal Plaza is a square in the Barri Gòtic of Barcelona. Also it’s in La Rambla and it’s a well-known tourist attraction, especially at night. In the middle there is a fountain. There are also many outdoor venues, with lots of restaurants and nightclubs. It’s very crowded during the La Mercè Festival in September and during The New Year’s Eve.

4. Gran Teatre del Liceu 

Is an opera house on La Rambla wich was opened in 1847.

5. Güell Palace

 Is a mansion designed by Antoni Gaundi for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell and built between 1886 and 1886.

6. Museu de Cera

  Wax characters & celebs

                                                                                                       Fantasy Fairy Forest Cafe

Is a museum with waxwork figures of historical and cultural characters and celebs, plus a café in a fantasy fairy forest.

7. Columbus Monument 

Is a 60m tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla.

 It was construted for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona in honor of Columbus’ first voyage to the America. From there you can easily go to Barcelona port.  


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