Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Summer Holiday in Barcelona

Where to go for spending your Summer Holiday, if you go to Spain, Barcelona is ideal and a great place to go, which both the kids and adults are sure to enjoy it, which can make your summer holiday an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Summer Holiday in BarcelonaIn a privileged position on the northeaster coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and pupulation. It is also the capital of Catalonia. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, and Spanish.

Barcelona has over four kilometers of beaches for enjoy your holiday. Barceloneta beach is the closest beach to Barcelona city centre. If you walk to Colom at the end of the Ramblas you have about a 15 mins walk to the beach. Barceloneta has many great sea food restaurants serving up fresh catches of the Day. Barceloneta beach can get busy during the peak season (June to Sep) in which case you could try visiting lcaria Beach the next beach along from Barceloneta.

The capital of Catalonia is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also and above all because of its history, tradition and cultural influences. The documented history of the city dates back to the founding of a Roman colony on its soil in the second century B.C. Modern barcelona experienced spectacular growth and economic revival at the onset of industrialization druing the second half of the 19th century. The 1888 World's Fair became a symbol of the capacity for hard work and the international outlook projected by the city. Culture and the arts flourished in Barcelona and in all of Catalonia; the splendor achieved by Catalonian modernism is one of the most patent displays.

Barcelona, more than just a single city, is really a collection of multi-faceted and diverse cities. The visitor unfamiliar with its history might be surprised that such a modern and enterprising city preserves its historic Gothic center almost intact, or by the curious contrast between the maze of narrow streets and grid-like layout of the Eixamples, the urban planning "Enlargement" project of the end of the 19th century.

My favourite hotels in Barcelona, Spain
Hotel Barcelona near the Barceloneta area.

1 comment:

  1. I was looking for info on Barcelona. Nice review and good tips. Thanks for posting.