The capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain is the second largest city in the country. It is located in the comarca (similar to a district) of Catalonia, along the Mediterranean coast and between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos.
Over the last two decades, the city has undergone an extreme makeover. Today, Barcelona Spain is one of the most dynamic and stylish cities in the world. The summer season is for serious party-goers with fun fiestas lasting for weeks. The rest of the year, the city continues to sizzle.
Barcelona Spain offers the biting edge of architecture, which is a fusion of old ruins and fascinating contemporary buildings. In addition, as with any Spanish cities, Barcelona lets you enjoy the charmingly diverse food, fashion, style, music, and good times of España.
Below are a few interesting places and sights you can check out while in Barcelona Spain:
For a taste of Barcelona’s local hunts, try wandering around La Boqueria, a typical Barcelona market. The best time to wander is in the morning, when it seems like all the locals in Barcelona are out shopping in this food heaven. Here, you will find everything from pigs’ head to prickly pears, star anise to star fruit, and everything in between. There is no better way to satisfy your stomach pangs while in Barcelona Spain.
El Bosc de las Fades
If you are the sort who likes to discover out of the way spots, then try out Barcelona Spain’s El Bosc de las Fades. To get there, just go down a small back alley at the bottom of Las Ramblas. At El Bosc, you will find a bar in the middle of a forest where the trees have faces and where fairies bathe in waterfalls. Besides drinking and enjoying communing with nature, you can also sit and relax in a play room with a four poster bed.
For the best pizza in Barcelona Spain, stop by Il Popolo. This small pizza house is located on Sardenya Street, just two blocks away from Parc de la Ciutadella (another must-see). Be sure to order the ifernio pizza and say “hi” to Paco, the friendliest guy in town.
For a nice restaurant with a classy feel and on a good location, the Les Quinze Nits is the place to go in Barcelona Spain. It sits right on a beautiful square so you can see the whole city pass by. What is even more surprising about this restaurant is that its wondrously affordable.
The Porquesi is also another great eating place. Calling itself “Food from the World’s table”, this Barcelona Spain restaurant offers a unique diversity, spectacular flavors, and a cracking atmosphere.