Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain after its capital city Madrid. Barcelona has a population of 1.5 million, more than 4 million including suburbs. The varied, eventful history of the city dates back 4,000 years to the first settlements by ancient farmers.
Afterward, it became a Roman colony, the Visigoth's capital town, then it arrived under Moorish rule. It moved through sieges, destructions and occupations, eventually to become an autonomous democracy 1975.
The town has always played a significant role in the cultural and political life of Spain and it is well reflected in the variety and quality of historic buildings, museums, many other tourist attractions. Today Barcelona is one of the most diverse European cities with unique culture and rich traditions.
You may find here a powerful balance of the conventional items and also the avant-garde. A cosmopolitan metropolis, Barcelona affords visitors a warm and sincere welcome, being acknowledged worldwide as one of the best tourist-friendly cities in Europe.
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Barcelona's organization of the 1992 Olympics provided regeneration of this lively city, gave a new start to its infrastructure growth. If you are looking for luxury shopping in Barcelona then you can simply visit luxe.elcorteingles.com/luxe/stores/diagonal.
What To See And Where:
Points Of Interest – La Rambla is a coastal pedestrian boulevard packed with buskers, living statues, mimes and itinerant salespeople selling everything from lottery tickets to jewelry.
Pavement stands and cafes selling craftwork, street actors surrounded by curious onlookers, a noisy bird market, Palau de la Virreina, a grand 18th-century rococo mansion, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the famous 19th-century opera house- all of these are colorful components of La Rambla's mosaic.
La Rambla ends at the lofty Monument a Colom (Monument to Columbus) and the harbor.
Barri Gotic – also known as the Gothic Quarter, it is the old part of the city. Picasso lived and worked in Barri Gotic from 1895 to 1904 and Joan Miro was born and lived here during his childhood.
Gothic Quarter is located on the ideal hand side of the La Rambla, it contains a concentration of medieval tall Gothic buildings (14-15th century) on narrow cobbled roads and today is home to much of the city's nightlife.