Barcelona is unforgettable – here is why!

How shall we put it? Barcelona needs no convincing, right? It is after all – BARCELONA! Now who can resist the charm of this Spanish city, the beautiful sunsets, tapas – and of course the home of one of the most loved football teams! Barcelona is packed with eye-popping architecture and creative people, the vibe is young and energetic and it gives you the feeling of being young forever.

And yet, it is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back 2000 years! Ironical, right!

Let’s get down to it. So why should you visit Barcelona? Here are a few compelling reasons –

It is different

Spain is diverse and each every region in the country has its own rich and diverse culture – like Barcelona. Catalonians are proud of their culture and are very rooted – in fact they have their own language as well and a rich literary scene, movie, theatre and their own music bands.

Because you can find tapas everywhere

Perhaps the idea of serving food in small portions originated here – like the Tapas. You cannot go far without hitting a tapas joint and anywhere you have this, you can be assured of its freshness and yumminess. It is one of the most loved Spanish food, besides of course the Paella and Bombas.

…did we mention the sunsets?

Barcelona has a very distinguishable skyline and if you find yourself a high spot in the city, you can enjoy the incredible view of the city at sunset. Try to get to the top of the Montjuic mountain, the Carmel bunkers or the top of the MNAC museum. Either at sunrise or sunset, you will fall in love with Barcelona (if you haven’t already).

Sagrada Familia

The large, unfinished Roman Catholic church is a sight to behold. It is one of the top draws for visitors to this city. The fascinating reality is that it is more than a 100 years into construction.

Colourful Ramblas

The vibrant and ever lively Las Ramblas (also one of the longest main streets in Europe) is a boulevard lined by trendy cafes, green tress, boutiques, shops and restaurants. You will also find the famous La Boquería, a traditional market in the city. This is where you should try authentic Catalonian food.

The Spaniards love to dance!

Beaches, mountains…

Yes, Barcelona has beaches and mountains sitting not so far away from each other – which means whether you like the beach or the mountains, you have it right here in one place. Or perhaps you could go hiking in the mountains and end up in the sea too!

The gorgeous monastery in the saw-toothed Montserrat

Visit Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona – the home of an important religious site. Atop the saw-toothed mountain range is Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery. The views from the monastery are breathtaking.

…of course SPORTS

Okay. Sports rules. Barcelona is about sports and much as we like to think it is tapas, it is actually sports.  Barcelona we love sports. There are so many professional sport schools where education is combined sports and as a visitor you have the opportunity to enjoy many sports competitions live: handball, hockey, basketball, golf, tennis, gymnastics. There is always something to watch.

Football is one of the most important ones. After all, according to the FIFA, two of the 5 best teams of all time are from Spain: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. If you come to Barcelona, you should go watch a live match, and discover the local feeling towards our football teams.

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