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BARCELONA: TRADITION and MODERNISM

The Mediterranean city of Barcelona combines tradition and progress lodging almost two millions inhabitants.

Barcelona is the city of miracles. A glance at a map of the city will give you a general idea. The centre takes the form of a grid, the “Eixample”, in which the Rambla de Catalunya and the Paseo de Gracia are located, along with the greatest display of modernist architecture to be found : a real open-air Museum.

Barcelona is the only European city which can boast more than four kms of beach, opening up a modern and cosmopolitan city to the sea.

A wander through the labyrinth of old streets is essential to feel the history ( Roman walls, Gothic buildings, Jewish quarter and modernity )

WHERE TO GO :

While you are in Barcelona, pay a visit to the Sant Sadurni d´Anoia caves and Monserrat, or visit the cities of Sitges, Figueres, Girona and Tarragona or Costa Brava.

Do not miss :

– Gaudi ´s master pieces : La Sagrada Familia, Parque Güell, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló.

  • Gothic Quarter
  • La Boqueria market
  • Montjüic
  • Sant Pau Hospital
  • Las Ramblas

AND ALSO :

Spend April 23rd, Saint Jorge´s Day, in Barcelona, when the city fills with roses and books, given as a symbol of friendship and love. In 1995 Unesco declared this day International Day of the Book

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