Post by Stephen W Tizzard
Everyone coming to Barcelona for the initial time is in for a pleasant surprise. The city is fairly modest with regards to other European cities this sort of as London and Paris but that’s exactly where Barcelona’s true allure lies.
There is so much to do here and you could never ever get bored effortlessly. When I first moved to Barcelona I enrolled in 1 of the very best schools for learning Spanish – the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas in the vicinity of the port place of Drassanes. I rapidly found out Barcelona’s attraction as I went for walks around the gothic quarter after school drinking cortados (little coffees) in the several quaint tiny bars and cafés Barcelona has to provide.
Barcelona has 1 of the finest markets in Spain if not Europe for fresh fish, meat and vegetables. It’s named La Boqueria and is extremely common with the locals as properly as tourists. You’ll discover it just off Las Ramblas in the vicinity of the famous Liceu theatre. It even has its personal web site in 5 languages like Japanese!
If you are a lover of architecture you are in for a actual deal with. Barcelona is home to Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece – La Sagrada Familia Church. Other mentioned performs by this Catalan architect are La Pedrera, La Casa Batllò and his famous Parc Guell which is a wonderful park to stroll by way of on any day of the year.
One particular of my favorite museums is the Picasso Museum and a trip outdoors Barcelona to Figueres and you could check out the Salvador Dalí Museum a single of Catalonia’s finest if not most extravagant of painters.
For the football supporters amongst us there is Barcelona Football Club’s Camp Nou stadium with its amazing trophy place total of silverware.
Acquiring to Barcelona these days has in no way been easier. With the lower-charge airlines flying each to Barcelona’s El Prat airport and the smaller sized airport in Girona, visiting the metropolis for a week or a brief town weekend break has never been greater.
A 25 minute trip by taxi from El Prat will get you into the metropolis centre whereas an hour and a half on the coach will do the same issue if coming from Girona.
Barcelona is also property to several foreign college students and travellers who have been captivated by its allure and find it hard to leave. A instructor at the school I went to mentioned above when instructed me that if a foreigner stays in Barcelona for a number of a long time, he or she would locate it really tough to go back again house. How right he was! Barcelona is a quite captivating metropolis and enjoys a freedom that is not appreciated everywhere else in Europe.
associated articles and stories can be discovered at Steve’s weblog about Catalonia.Catalonia Spain
About the Author
Born in London UK and moved to Barcelona Spain in 1989. Steve runs a website Catalonia Weblog and his spouse runs a small language college referred to as Docklands Idiomas