Sitting majestically on a plateau, Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most famous cities in Spain. It is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula just looking towards the Mediterranean Sea. It is a city that is rich in sights and sounds, including world renowned arts and architecture, fabulous cuisines, great shopping places and lively nightlife. Barcelona also has beautiful sandy beaches where tourist can relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the ocean.
One of many the world-renowned live music venues and theatres such as, the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera theatre, the Teatre Lliure, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall and the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, can be found in Barcelona. It is also home to the largest symphony orchestra, the National Symphonic Orchestra, which holds two major pop music festivals every year called the Sound Festival and the Sonar Festival. The alternative music scene is also flourishing in Barcelona with great musical geniuses such as The Pinker Tones.
There are superbly magnificent places for tourists to visit in Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia, an 1882 old cathedral that is amazingly huge, The Parc Guell, a park with large attractions all year round that was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Camp Nou which is a beautiful stadium and home to the best football teams in the world, the Picasso Museum where the works of the late and famous Pablo Picasso are exhibits, and the large stretch street La Ramba where you can stroll to see lots of restaurants and shops. If you are a fan of boats, you have to go to the marina and marvel the magnificent yachts lined up.
Climate: has mild and warm winters and very dry summers. The city experiences rain storms particularly in the month of August. The month of June is cool due to occasional rainy weathers such as April and May as well. Rains are experienced continuously through November while the driest seasons occur from February through July. Today, the weather in Barcelona actually varies tremendously year after year which has become a major concern for many residents. The coldest months are experienced from December to February.
Transportation: Barcelona residents and tourists can access a comprehensive public transport network that includes a metro, a bus, and a tram network. The Barcelona Metro has nine lines that connect to other cities outside Barcelona. It is well known for its open-topped two decked buses and a night bus network called NitBus. Cars and taxis are also plentiful in Barcelona, cables cars and bicycle services that are valuable public transports.
In Barcelona you are captivated by Gaudi’s most exquisite architecture. His most famous architecture is Sagrada Familia. Sagrada Familia is a breathing taking gothic cathedral. From a distance it looks as though a careless giant has spilled melting wax all over the cathedral, but a closer view shows that they are tapestries of Christ’s life.
Barcelona is a child friendly place and there are many places that kids will enjoy. For example the zoo in Parc Ciutadella is a large zoo that will provide day’s easy entertainment and a fun time with the family. For kids that enjoy sports, a must see place is Barcelonans Olympic stadium. Here is where the national team FC Barcelona practices; if lucky you may meet some of the players.
Business Travel Tips for Barcelona
Those traveling business class to Barcelona airlines above and beyond the great expectations. For business class travelers Casa Fuster Hotel is a great hotel to stay during your visit in Barcelona.