05 Apr Barcelona, a modern city of contrasts
Barcelona is one of the favorite cities for tourists. It is not surprising: it is modern, cosmopolitan and extraverted, ready to welcome and make the visitor feel good. That’s why these Easter holidays are a perfect time to take a break to the Catalan capital.
There are many places to visit and it is impossible to cover everything in a few days but there are certain essential that you can not miss. From its beautiful beaches, Barceloneta and the port, through the Palace and Park Güell, the Gran Liceu, the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and other charming neighborhoods, the Sagrada Familia, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the Palau de la Música, Torre Agbar, Casa Batlò and Casa Milá, the Monastery of Pedralbes or the Tibidabo mountain with its amusement park as well as Montjuic mountain.
Barcelona is also a city of museums. Do not forget to visit the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, the Picasso Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art. And, of course, also essential are its markets such as Boqueria, Mercè, Concepción or Llibertat, among others.
The gastronomic experience in Barcelona is also worthy of mention. After so much walk and visit, you have to recover forces with a good typical food as the escalivada, the faves to the Catalan, the tumaca bread, the butifarra, the esqueixada of cod and the delicious Catalan cream, among many other delicacies. The traditional recipes like the ones just mentioned coexist perfectly with the most avant-garde cuisine that has managed to put several restaurants in Barcelona at the forefront of international cuisine.
More info: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/