Barcelona has been voted in polls as one of the most popular cities for tourists. This colorful and unique city contains everything with nature and parks, special buildings, ancient cathedrals, innovative fashion companies, diverse museums, home to great artists, a beach, a football stadium, restaurants and clubs. The inhabitants of Barcelona identify themselves as Catala and all around the city are the flags of Catalonia. What distinguishes Barcelona is the architecture of Antoni Gaudi, the famous Catalonian architect. The weather is cold and rainy from the country, during the hot and humid summer months.
As for fashion companies, ranging from Zara and Mango to Chanel and Gucci, Barcelona offers shopping enthusiasts, from day to day clothes to designer clothes. Here's all you need to know about shopping in Barcelona. It is a pleasure to window shop on the avenues of Passeig de Gracia and the Diagonal. Along the remains of the Roman walls in the Gothic Quarter there are the shops of Carrer de la Palla. The shops are full of souvenirs, clothing, ceramics and handicrafts. While around Catalonia and the west of the Diagonal there have been shopping centers of all kinds. One of the best of them is El Corte Ingles, a five-mile shopping mall running from Port Vell to the end of La Rambla. One of the main shopping streets is Portal del Angel. There are endless possibility of shopping in Barcelona .An excess chain of stores is recommended: Lefties - where mango surpluses, Etc., branches are all over the city.
Tax refunds - tourists are entitled to tax refunds of 10%, save the invoices and receive appropriate forms at the stores. A tax refund can be received for any product whose price exceeds € 91.
Barcelona is a destination that is gaining momentum among entertainment lovers who are looking for a non-stop buzz in town.
Locals and tourists indulge in the lively atmosphere of clubs and pubs throughout the city, so if you are planning to spend, drink or listen to music, the Barcelona nightlife scene is completely right for you.
Notice that the locals start late, so you can drift and dance on the extensions until morning.
Flamenco - Flamenco is a must in Barcelona. In Barcelona there are many places where you can enjoy flamenco shows with professional dancers dressed in traditional clothes.
In most places there is a possibility for dinner and performance.
The Rambla, the market and the Gothic Quarter - the Rambla or Rambla is the heart of Barcelona, the long pedestrian mall, and the A streets around it. The street has plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops, street stalls and offers much of Barcelona's unique atmosphere. You can just wander along the street, but you have to know: the pricing in the shops is for tourists and very expensive. Also, be careful in all the commotion as people will try to steal from tourists.
La boqueria - a charming indoor food market with plenty of tempting vegetables, pastries, fish and seafood. The smell of spice and crackling will surely do its job, and no one comes out with a hungry stomach. This is a must for tourists in Barcelona.
Address - La Rambla 91
Days of activity - Monday - Saturday 8: 00-20: 00.
The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) - a charming area from the 14th-15th centuries, you can tour the narrow cobbled alleys and survey the ancient and special buildings. There are lots of small shops, cafes and restaurants to sit in. If you want to know more about the history of the city you can enter the museum of history of the city (museu d'Historia de la ciutat). Location - adjacent to the Rambla.
Picasso Museum - The painter Pablo Picasso was a resident of Barcelona between the years 1895-1904, a milestone in his work, a museum of paintings and lesser known works by Picasso. The museum is located in a Gothic style house, adding to the experience.
Address - Carrer Montcada 15-23 Born-Ribera.
Hours of Operation - Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 - 19:00, Thursday until 21:30, Monday closed.
Price - EUR 11.
La Seu Cathedral - an impressive Gothic building, built in 1298. Admission is free for most hours, except for noon when a fee is required.
Address - place de la seu.
Hours of operation - 8: 00-12: 45.
The aquarium and L'Aquium de Barcelona - a nice attraction for families with a 3D cinema and a marine museum where you can see sharks and marine creatures.
Address - port Vell Barcelona.
Hours of operation - Every day from 10:00 to 20:00, weekend 21:30, July-August to 23:00.
Price - 3-4 years, 7 euros, 5-10, 15 euros, 11-64, 20 euros.
La Sagrada Familia - Two million tourists come every year to see the church designed by architect Anthony Gaudi. The construction of the church began in 1882 and is still going on currently. Opinions about the structure of divisions are seen by some as a genius and others think it is ugly.
Address - Mallorca 401.
Opening hours: November-February 9: 00-18: 00, April-September 9: 00-20: 00, October-March: 9: 00-19: 00.
Price - 15-29 Euro.
La Pedrera - casa Mila - another of Gaudí's special buildings, was dubbed 'The Quarry'. You can go up to the roof and be impressed by the view.
Address - carrer provenca 261-265.
Hours of operation - all week 9: 00-20: 30, night tour 21:00 to 23:00, November to December 18:30.
Price - € 20.5.
Casa Batllo - another of the architect Gaudi's architecturally designed buildings.
Address - passeig de Garcia 43.
Hours of operation - every day from 9:00 to 21:00.
Price - from € 22.5 per adult.
Montjuic - Some believe that the name of the hill is called "Mount of the Jews". It is nice to make a trip to the "green lung" of Barcelona and at the top of the hill there is an ancient castle and surrounding gardens. You can climb to the summit by foot or cable car, and enjoy the view.
The Magic Fountain (Font magica & Placa Espanya) - The central square in the Montezweic area, with a magic fountain built in 1929. The fountain is a pyrotechnics show of water, color fire and music.
Address - placa Espanya at the foot of Montzwic.
Opening hours: November-March, 19:00 to 20:30, April-October, Friday-Saturday, 20: 00-22: 30, June-September Thursday through Sunday, 21: 30-23: 00.
Poble Espanyol - Meaning a Spanish village, an architectural attempt to show what a traditional Spanish village looks like. You can see a flamenco show at Tablao del carmen.
Address - Av. Marques de Comillas.
Hours of Operation - Monday, 9:00 to 20:00, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 9:00 to 24:00, Friday, 9:00 to 3:00, Saturday, 9:00 -4: 00.
Price - adults, EUR 13, children 4-12, EUR 7.
The Fundacio Joan Miro Museum - a museum showing the work of Juan Miro, a city-born painter, and works by other artists.
Address - Avenida Mirmar 71.
Business Hours - November - March - Wednesday, 10: 00-18: 00, April - October, 10: 00-20: 00, Tuesday, 21:00, Saturday 10: 00-20: 00, Sunday, until 14:30, Monday closed.
Price - EUR 12.
Park Guell - Count Yossbio Goel, the rich patron, approached the architect Gaudi at the beginning of the 20th century and asked him to build a residential neighborhood for the rich. When this did not work, he donated the park to its city. Today it is one of the facets of Barcelona. Explore the park, and admire Gaudí's buildings, at the entrance will welcome you to the famous Mosaic tata.
Address - Carrer d'olot.
Working hours - all year, from 8:00 to 21:00.
Price - 7 euro, children (9-12) and adults over 65, 4.90 euro.
Gaudi's Casa-Museu Gaudi. You can explore and be impressed by items that the unusual architect designed.
Hours of operation - October-March, 10: 00-18: 00, April-September, 10: 00-20: 00, December 26 to January 6 until 14:00.
Price - 7 euro.
FC Barcelona Museum [Barcelona Fc Museu] - a must-see for soccer fans, the museum is dedicated to one of the largest football teams in history. Located in its home stadium, Camp Nuo, you can see the trophies won by the team, players' shirts, visit the locker rooms, the honor hall, etc. The tour lasts an hour and a half, and it is recommended to arrive at 11:00 am, or after 16:00.
Address - Aristides Maillo entrance no 7.
Opening hours - March to October 12 all week, 10 am to 8 pm, 13 th of October to 17 th of March, 10am to 6:30 pm, Sunday 10: 00-14: 30.
Price: EUR 23 per adult, 18 per child
As we know, Spain was a glorious community until the expulsion of Spain in 1492. Today the number of Jews in Barcelona is the same as in Madrid, but there are fewer synagogues, and kosher food is difficult to find.
The ancient Great Synagogue is located in the heart of the city, in the Gothic Quarter, near Call Street, whose name originates from the word Kahal.
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