Barcelona is the largest city of Catalonia and its capital. Catalonia is a region of Spain that always wanted to independent but its history was long and winding. For this reason, the city becomes special and provides numerous reasons to visit and learn more about the city as well as the country and the region. This article will point out the most essential knowlegde on the city.
At the beginning, it is worth to start with the most popular pedestrian zone in Barcelona- La Rambla. The promenade goes from Plaza de Catalunya to the entrance to the port where is placed the Columbus monument. The promenade is about one kilometres long but it sometimes takes several hours to walk along it because there is always something interesting happening at La Rambla. The promenade was built in the eighteenth century and later, in the nineteenth century it was modified and now it looks like in the 19th century. There is a market hall, an opera house and characteristic flower stalls of wrought iron and many more. At La Rambla, you will not only meet traders but also street musicians, jugglers. There are also a lot of restaurants and cafes where you can go for a morning coffee or an afternoon dinner.
The second reason is football. Every holidaymaker should know that the people of Barcelona are the greatest football fans. Why? Because there is available the well-known Catalan sports club – F.C. Barcelona. The football club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Spanish and later became a Catalonian institution of great social importance. When it comes to international matches, the team has been taking part in those continuously for over 50 years- from the beginning of the European Cups. During your stay in the city, it is worth to go to football match because only there you can feel the atmosphere of Catalan football madness. It is also worth to visit Camp Nou, that is the second largest stadium in the world after Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, the true football fans should also go to museum dedicated to F.C. Barcelona to learn more about its history founders and the biggest achievements.
The tourists who would like to stay in Barcelona more than few hours will find there numerous possibilities when it comes to accommodation. There are available inexpensive hostels dedicated to young people and luxurious 5-star hotels that will meet the expectations of every traveller.