Barcelona, Spain - vacation travel photos
Barcelona is a majestic city in Spain, which is admired all over the world
History of Barcelona has more than 2000 years and its origins shrouded various myths and legends
Barcelona is a unique European city that successfully combines both cultural and historical tourism and resort. There are practically no similar analogues in Europe. Thanks to the rich history of the city and region, Barcelona is a paradise for lovers of architecture and art. Dozens of museums, art galleries and incredible sights - Barcelona is not inferior in its beauty and cultural significance to Paris, Rome and other European tourist centers.
It can be said without exaggeration that most of the main sights of Spain are located in Barcelona. Of particular interest to tourists are local museums. The main attractions of Barcelona are concentrated within the city. In total, more than 100 objects of cultural and historical interest for travelers are located in the city. However, in the vicinity of Barcelona there is something to see. In the city lived and worked architect Antonio Gaudi, who created many interesting buildings. And in the town of Figueres, 140 km from Barcelona, the famous Salvador Dali was born and died - now here is the theater-museum of Dali.
Tourism in Spain is one of the most developed sectors of the national economy. Every year, Spain receives millions of tourists from all over the world, who are attracted to the beaches and resorts of Spain, wonderful hotels, water parks, casinos, discos, a wonderful climate and interesting gastronomy. The rich historical and cultural heritage of the country also plays a huge role.
Barcelona, the thriving Catalan capital makes a grand impression. The city can be proud of the outstanding buildings of the Gothic style and modernism, magnificent museums (dedicated to Picasso, Miro and Catalan art), but the greatest pleasure can be obtained, lost among the narrow alleys, bars and cafes where you can have fun, eat and drink until late hours and be filled with the local atmosphere. This largest port and the most prosperous commercial center of Spain is distinguished by a complex and dynamic culture and is ahead of the rest of the country in this sense. Barcelona is one of the most prominent cities in Spain, it has its own, distinguishing history of development from all, that has found a perfect and eccentric expression in the architecture of Antonio Gaudi.
Barcelona is a real tourist pearl of Europe, famous for its ancient history and amazing modernity
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after its capital Madrid. The population is 1.6 million people. (together with the suburb about 5 million people.) and this is the tenth place among the EU countries. The city is located 120 km from the border with France, 200 km from Andorra. It is washed by the waters of the Balearic Sea, which belongs to the Mediterranean.
A 5-km long sandy beach stretch along the city, which is free to visit. Here are located such famous beaches of Barcelona, as Barceloneta, San Sebastian and others. In the suburbs, on the shores of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, there are many popular beach resorts around the world: Blanes, Sitges, Lloret de Mar, etc.
The cuisine of Barcelona is mainly traditional Spanish cuisine with an admixture of local, Catalan dishes. Spain is famous for its rich, varied and refined cuisine. Dishes that have been handed down from generation to generation support the unique traditions of Spanish cooking. Gazpacho, seafood paella, sangria, jamon - these are typical gastronomic representatives of Barcelona. National cuisine of Spain is famous for its traditional dishes due to their unusual flavor combinations and a wide variety of ingredients. Each region of Spain and the climatic conditions contribute to the national cuisine of its features and culinary delights. Spaniards appreciate naturalness in products: fresh seafood and meat, rice and fragrant spices, olive oil. Each dish in its own piquant and always has the original design.
Tourism in Spain began to develop in the 1960s. They liked to come here to relax from France, the UK, and Central Europe. In 2007, according to the World Tourism Organization, Spain became the second most visited country in the world after France. Since 2010, Spain is in 4th place in terms of attendance after France, the United States and China.
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