Places to Visit in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the country of Spain. It is well-known for its art and architecture as well as its central hub for shopping and sights, La Rambla along with many other shopping districts. Millions of tourists flood in and out of this great city all year round to visit the greatest places that Barcelona has to offer.   Even if you’re not religious or Catholic, the oldest buildings in the city and most beautiful are the cathedrals and the oldest is the Catedral de Barcelona. It was built in the late 1200s after they attempted several basilicas. The ancient Gothic-style building is so wonderful that just being close to it can make you feel as if you have stepped back in time to when it was first built. When you step inside, the sculptures, stained windows, and paintings will take your breath away at how beautiful and ancient they are.   Another Cathedral that is worth visiting is the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. This younger Cathedral also called the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family was first made in 1866. This more modern church has so many beautiful structures and statues on the outside including various steeple like structures. Inside is even more beautiful and vibrant with the stained windows showing so many colors into the stairwell and halls of the interior.   The Park Guell, which is currently under renovations, is a beautiful park, which was built in the early 1900s. There are various sites in one park is perfect for a day out in Barcelona. So many kinds of art and architecture in one place and to end the journey through at the beautiful Austrian gardens just makes the trip even more wonderful.   La Rambla is a very long boulevard in the very center of Barcelona. It is a busy street that everyone is bound to cross at some point in a visit to this beautiful city. The middle section of the street is pedestrian-only which allows tourists who want to walk everywhere to have a safe spot where they can walk from place to place safely with no worries. Along with this route, landmarks that can be found are the Canalete fountain and the Columbus Monument along with many historic buildings such as the Liceu theater. Trees line the path to guide commuters along this long road to meet their destinations.   Finally, the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is home to narrow, medieval streets with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants, and various vendors who sell leather and jewelry near the Cathedral of Barcelona. It is nearby to the busy avenue of La Rambla where flower stalls and street food vendors sell their products. This is a great place to be when you want to witness the beauty of Gothic architecture and help to support the local businesses of Barcelona.   This list only scratches the surface of this beautiful city. All that’s needed now is to go and witness the splendor this city has to offer in person.  If by any chance you’re there during Halloween, expect easy Halloween dip recipes from most cafes.