If before, Barcelona was the envy of all Romans and Moors, today it is the object of desire for all tourists.
Capital of Catalonia, Barcelona rivals both culturally and economically with Madrid and has more than one million inhabitants. Indeed, it is the seat of the autonomous government of the country, the Generalitat.
A large city, port of several renowned artists, beautiful Barcelona proudly displays its architectural monuments from all eras.
If you go to the old town, you will discover many monuments on Las Ramblas Avenue. Suitable for walking, it leads directly to the beach.
Then wander through the heart of the city, in the famous Gothic Quarter, the oldest district of Barcelona. Here you can visit the Gothic cathedral, the city history museum and the town hall itself: the Casa de la Ciutat in Plaça de la Sant Jaume.
Have a little picnic in Ciutadella Park, it's the perfect place to find some peace. The fountain you will find there is a real marvel!
Don't forget to take a look at the Exiample district and admire the great Sacred Grotto, a work of art surely dedicated to the talent of the city's architect, Antoni Gaudi, who also erected the famous Sagrada Familia, a monument that must be seen at all costs.
Moreover, the Barcelona is the ideal route for a family holiday. Your children will certainly appreciate the animations of mimes and men statues of the Rambla and the visits walks in the Park Güell.
housingKabul Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Barcelona, on Plaça Reial. The view from its windows is superb.
The atmosphere is warm, a large common room with a bar allows you to have a drink with friends or meet passing travelers.
The room is also equipped with several computers and guests can surf the Internet for free.
It really is a good address!
Have a drink and take a break
have a drinkA stroll through the old quarter led me to discover La Clandestina. Hidden in a small alley, this place serves fruit juices, tea and cakes in a very pleasant setting.
This is an opportunity for a well-deserved break before discovering Port Vell, just next door.
Descent of Villadecols n ° 2 bis
Eat a small or a large piece
have a bite to eatNear Port Vell, a mythical brand allows you to "eat well" while discovering the festive atmosphere that reigns in Barcelona as soon as night falls
At the champañeria – if you manage to make your way inside and reach the bar – you can eat chorizo or ham “bocadillos” for around 1€, taste excellent croquettes and accompany everything with a bottle of "vino de la casa" at 2,5€.
Everyone is standing and playing elbow to elbow with their neighbors but the address is worth a look!
Address: Carrer de la Reina Cristiana, at the intersection with Carrer de Llauder.