Situated on the Mediterranean coast between the Llobregat river to the southwest and the Besòs river to the north, the city of Barcelona is an ideal spot to enjoy your next vacation.
The historical record of Barcelona dates back to around 200 BC, and the city has thrived, in various forms ever since. This historical background blends with elements of modern culture to create a delightful feast for the senses that enthralls locals and visitors alike.
As a city that was once home to Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Antoni Gaudí; Barcelona is an art lover’s paradise. By simply strolling through the city, you can take in numerous impressive architectural works by Gaudi and his contemporaries. The city boasts an abundance of art galleries and museums; if time is an issue, here are two locations you will not want to miss:
• Museu Picasso- This gallery holds the early works of the artist, Pablo Picasso and gives aficionados a unique look at the evolution of Picasso’s work.
• Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)- This museum offers visitors a look at Catalan art. The collection transports visitors from the middle of the 20th century back to Roman times.
Ocean breezes and mild temperatures make Barcelona an ideal spot for the beach enthusiast. There are numerous beach front hotels and rental properties in Barcelona, as the city is home to 4.2 KM of golden sand beaches. All of the beaches are ideal for soaking up the sunshine or enjoying a drink at a beach bar. Additionally, windsurfing and kite surfing are popular beach activities.
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