Every year massive amounts of people from all over the world flock towards Europe to enjoy the sheer beauty that many of the countries have to offer. One of the most popular tourist locations if definitely that of the Mediterranean coastal country of Spain. Barcelona, the capital city, has a massive list of fantastic attractions and experiences to offer. From architecturally magnificent museums to beautiful beaches, busy streets to historical buildings, there is guaranteed to be a little something for everyone when visiting this gorgeous destination.
Before the excitement can begin, the first step to pulling off a memorable holiday is finding the perfect accommodation. There is a large range of different accommodation styles, although we believe that the best way to achieve the true Spanish experience is by spending your nights in one of the many cosy cottages and villas that can be found spread across the land.
With the accommodation out of the way and a comfortable place found to rest your head each night, here are three attractions that you should definitely visit while in Barcelona.
Tibidabo Hill and Amusement Park
Towering some 512 metres above the city, this massive mountain not only offers hours of fun for the whole family, but also a chance to experience some spectacular 360 degree views of the glorious city below. On top of the hill you will find the architecturally mind-blowing Sagrat Cor Church, a building that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale kingdom. If the children feel that it is boring visiting a church, they will be glad to know that atop the mountain is also a fantastic amusement park. Experiencing the thrills of the rollercoasters and Ferris wheel while so far above the city is a truly unique experience and will definitely remain with you for life.
Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
This enormous water fountain, located at the head of the Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc district, provides visitors with an amazing music, light and water show, completely free of charge. During summer the shows take place every Thursday to Sunday at thirty minute intervals starting from 9pm, with the last show at 11pm. In winter months the show is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, running from 7pm to 9pm.
Barrio Gotico, Gothic Area of Barcelona
This medieval city, constructed around the old Roman town of Barcino in the middle ages, offers visitors the chance to experience beautiful old-fashioned churches, plazas, museums and markets. The ancient town of Barcino is the oldest part of Barcelona, making it a must see for anyone that is interested in the rife history of the land.