Life is very tedious, we keep on fighting, we keep on living, and we try to achieve more goals as time passes. However, we sometimes tend to forget about taking a break. We need time for ourselves, we need to relax, and we need to give more care to our beloved. We need to make memories and we need to make it large. But what better place to do this than a vacation in the European county of Spain?! Spain has many great cities and one of the most known is Barcelona.
Barcelona is the 2nd largest city in Spain with a population of approximately 1.6 million. It is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.5 million people, being the 6th most populous city in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area, and Milan.
The city history dates back to the Roman Empire. Founded by the Romans in the middle ages this great city became the capital of county of Barcelona. And even when it merged with Kingdom of Aragon it was still a very important city, a jewel in Aragon crown. Because of this varied cultural and historical significance it is regarded as one of the most magnificent cities to visit in Europe. You could see the traces of great Roman Empire as well as that of the Kingdom of Aragon in its architecture.
The architectural and cultural importance of the city is great. You would see shades of the middle Ages with the complexity of modern architecture. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis domenech i Monaner. Antoni Gaudi can be seen in any part of the city, it is generally a religious or civil building. The most famous ones are Sagada Familia, Park Guell and La Padrera.
If you really need to learn about the city, and embrace its true charm you need to tour the city on foot. Ditch all metros, cabs and buses for a day and just walk through the city; you will see it in a whole new light.
And when you are in Barcelona never ever miss a musical performance because that’s the heart of Barcelona. If you think they would be expensive you are wrong. They are not as expensive as you might think. Barcelona has its fair share of live music venues, such as Rassmatazz and Apolo, but the city boasts some wonderful concert halls as well. The Gran Teatre del Liceu is decorated with gold leaf, plush red carpets and ornate carvings, while L’Auditori has space for over 2400 music lovers.
Barcelona has a unique ambiance, whenever you decide to make a visit remember to go to Barcelona and experience something different.