Barcelona’s capacity for organizing important sports events was recognized worldwide with the staging of the Olympics, in which the enthusiastic participation of all its citizens was a key factor. The city’s calendar is filled with major sports competitions and participation is high.
Barcelona, with its wealth of family-friendly attractions and fascinating cultural institutions, is the perfect place for a family vacation. The city boasts everything from beautiful beaches to world-class museums to a wide array of historic landmarks. No matter where you go in Barcelona with your family, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting to do. With so many great sites and family-friendly activities, Barcelona always makes for a memorable family vacation. Continue reading
A week-end – or why not a week – in Barcelona will bring you in contact with some of the worlds most amazing architecture. Barcelona was the place where Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí created his own very special variety of Art Nouveau. Continue reading
Barcelona is an ancient city, born of the Roman Empire. But like many great cities around the world, it flowered in the late Middle Ages and blossomed in the mid-19th century. Yet there are many exciting elements of the modern period there, as well. These periods are all evident in this northeastern Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Continue reading
The architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) didn’t create Barcelona. The city is over 2,000 years old and the famed artist was active around the end of the 19th century. But much that is worthy in this Spanish city is the result of his efforts. Just a list of the works he created that are still extant here would fill pages. To describe them would take volumes. Continue reading
Barcelona Zoo receives over a million visitors per year. It isn’t hard to see why, once you know about all the things it has to offer animal lovers. Built in 1892 these 13 hectares located in Ciutadella Park house thousands of animals from 400 different species, many of whom are not typically found at other conservation facilities. Continue reading
From a general liveliness to museums to attractions, Barcelona has it all and definite eclectic flare. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous area in the south east of Spain. The city sits directly on the Mediterranean coast and the population is over 5 million in greater Barcelona. Continue reading