Lives in Manchester, United Kingdom
Since Mar. 2012
65+ year old female
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Arenas & Stadiums
One of the most famous streets in the world, pedestrianised all the way down the middle and an ideal place for people watching. Las Ramblas is full of bustle, with a wide variety of street stalls, street entertainers and pavement cafes.There is also a wide range of shops on either side, as well as the entrance to La Boqueria market, where you will find stalls full of colourful and delicious fruit and other foods. The Canaletes fountain near the top is where FC Barcelona fans gather whenever the team wins, and they say that if you drink from it, you will always return to Barcelona. At the bottom of the Rambla, near the port, is the towering statue of Christopher Columbus.
A beautiful and awe-inspiring sight, full of colour and music. The show begins at about 9.pm. and the fountains change colour every few minutes. There are also wonderful views of the city from this location. And another good place for people watching! It's a great place to be at sunset.
A beautiful park and vast in area, with spectacular views over the city. It is another one of Gaudi's many creations.You can spend a lot of time here, just wandering around. Note the mosaic dragon at the entrance - a symbol of Catalonia. People often sit on it!
The oldest part of Barcelona with, as the name implies, lots of Gothic buildings. These include the Gothic Cathedral of St. Eulalia. There are also many quirky little squares and quirky little shops. The Parliament building of Catalonia and the City Hall of Barcelona are also to be found here, as are the Picasso Museum and the 4 Cats restaurant, which was a haunt of Picasso and his friends. Among the squares in this area is the Placa George Orwell, named after the English author, who fought for the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War.
A central hub of Barcelona, a place to catch public transport, visit department stores or sit on a bench and watch the world go by. There are fountains here and these are lit up at night. It is a short walk from here to Las Ramblas.
Gaudi's best known creation and still unfinished. It is often seen as a symbol of Barcelona in brochures and picture postcards.It is a spectacular example of Gaudi's architecture. Because of the long queues, I have only seen it from the outside but it is a spectacular sight from the outside alone and of course the exterior view is free!
This is the home of the 1992 Summer Olympics. You can go inside the Stadium for free and also wander about the buildings outside.The Olympic Park is on a hill, so there are great views over the city as well. For a small fee, you can go in the Olympic Museum.
One of the most attractive things about Barcelona is its position between the mountains and the sea. The sandy beaches are a great place to soak up the sun and obviously it costs nothing to stroll along the miles of golden sand. The backdrop to the beaches includes shops and restaurants and the striking Frank Gehry sculpture of a fish.