Barcelona is a city that is as unique as it is colourful and tempting to any visitor. With so many sights to experience, how are you to know the best must-see locations during your next visit? Here at Holiday Taxis we’re not the only ones who love Barcelona. Let’s take a look and see how what Lonely Planet had to say about this Mediterranean paradise to further appreciate the sheer variety of options that you have.
Of course, there are some locations that are truly one-of-a-kind in terms of their history and appearance. The massive church known as Sagrada Familia is a perfect example. Constructed under the auspices of Antonio Gaudi, this cathedral is the most visited location in the entire city. Not far from the cathedral are the artistic creations known as Casa Battlo and Parc Guell. Once again, both of these spots were created by Gaudi. They boast amazingly unique architecture and you are even able to have a relaxing cocktail on the roof of Casa Battlo. Other locations not to be missed are the famous Las Ramblas strip as well as the church that is perched upon Mount Tibidabo.
Food and Drink
Barcelona is famous for its unique Catalan cuisine, but there is much more to be offered here than a quaint corner cafe or two. It can be argued that the most amazing spot for food shopping and groceries is La Boqueria. This open-air market is found tucked away just off of Las Ramblas. It can be easily accessed by metro, taxi and bus. You will find a host of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. Some will be familiar while others can indeed appear to be out of this world. The grocers are extremely friendly and most speak at least a modicum of English. Above all, the prices are all quite amenable and after you have completed your shopping excursion, why not sit back and relax at a tranquil bar for some local finger food known as “tapas”?
Barcelona is known for its stunning skyline. Thankfully, there are a number of areas where you can catch a glimpse of such majesty. A great idea for the entire family is to take a trip to the nearby Tibidabo church. From here, you will be provided with a magnificent view of the entire city while the cerulean blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea are just off in the background. Should you be looking to avoid throngs of tourists, the other option is to visit Montjuic. This is also home to the famous Camp Nou football stadium. There are many observation areas found within this natural park and Montjuic is also a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic underneath the shade of countless pine trees.
These are only three suggestions which have been recently highlighted by Lonely Planet. The best way to appreciate what this eclectic city has to offer is to plan ahead. By knowing the best places to visit, you can be assured to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Tim Aldiss writes for holidaytaxis.com