Do you want to see the world and have some fun while doing it? You definitely cannot miss traveling around Europe. In particular, Barcelona is a destination that should be on your list. It’s a city that has everything! Sun, sea, & sand as well as fantastic food, sights, and nightlife too. Luckily, you can find out about some of the best places in beautiful Barcelona by reading below.
The Sagrada Familia church is usually number one on everybody’s list when they first arrive in the city of Barcelona. With good reason too! In fact, it is probably unlike any other church you have ever seen because it combines both the gothic style that you see in other European cities like Venice, with art nouveau.
Construction of the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and still continues to this day. The current council of Barcelona is particularly careful to ensure that the gothic and art Nouveau styles that Gaudi envisioned for his masterpiece are still honored in its continued construction.
When visiting the church be sure to check out particular features such as the nativity facade. It consists of beautiful and ornate stonework on the outside of the building, depicting Jesus and his earthly family. The roof in the nave is another element of the church that shouldn’t be missed. While Gaudí designed the columns to look like trees, many visitors see it as giving off more of a spiritual sci-fi type vibe!
Also, don’t forget that there are many other opportunities to view Gaudi’s work all over the city including Park Güell and Casa Milà.
Another must see site close to Barcelona is the monastery at Montserrat. The area of Montserrat is an impressive mountain range that stands at over 120m high. It is particularly popular with hikers. There are some great trails to walk, as well as the opportunity to visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey that is located just 300m from the summit.
Montserrat is located about an hour’s drive from Barcelona though, so it is worthwhile considering renting vehicle in Barcelona to get there quickly and easily. Although you can reach the aren by train, but this will likely be 4-hour round trip if you are staying in the city.
Tibidabo Amusement Park
Once you have the awe-inspiring sites of the Sagrada Familia and Monserrate out of the way. You may be looking for a little light relief, and there really is no better option for this than the Tibidabo Amusement Park.
Despite being one of the oldest working amusement parks in the world. You will find plenty of modern and hair-raising rides to try out here. Some of them include the Hurakan and Rollercoaster. There are of course some more classic attractions such as the L’Embruix Bruixes and the Airplanes to try out as well.
Also whatever you do not miss the big wheel. It is not only fun but provides excellent views over the entire Barcelona skyline. Something that makes it a great spot for snapping a few pics or two. You can show how much fun you had in the beautiful city of Barcelona on your social media or blog when you return home!
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