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
- 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