Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain and one of the most popular city trip destinations of Europe. Every year the city attracts around 7 million tourists, this mostly because the city offers so much worth to visit. Did you know that the city also includes the busiest shopping street of Spain ‘Avenida Portal de l’Angel’, with an estimated 3500 visitors per hour?
Apart from being definitely a shopping city, Barcelona is also the Gaudí city. Antoni Gaudí is the most famous Catalonian in history thanks to the Sagrada Família. Other well-known works of the artist are Park Güell, Casa Mila and Casa Batlló all to be found spread over Barcelona.
Opposed to Madrid, Barcelona has its own beach making it a very attractive destination, this also due to the perfect weather conditions during almost the whole year.
Barcelona offers a variety of options for any type of tourist when it comes to accommodation. How about the luxury 5* Grand Hotel Central, located in an elegant building dating back to 1926 but has been completely renovated. The hotel has amazing views over the gothic areas and cathedral. Or 4* Hotel Omm designed by the architect Julia Capella and the interior designers Sandra Tarruella and Isabel Lopez. It is a special design hotel with eye for every detail. From the pool on the roof of the hotel you can see Gaudi’s beautiful ‘La Pedrera’.
In Barcelona it is impossible not to find a good restaurant for lunch or dinner. Whether you are in the mood for a night of tapas, a typical Catalonian restaurant, sushi in a trendy lounge bar, fish at the beach, you name it, they have it. From cheap but tasty meals to fancy three course dinners by candle light or barbeques with views on the sea.