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The city of Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, besides
being the second most populous municipality of Spain. It doubles up as one
of the most populous urban areas in the European Union and is the largest
metropolis on the western Mediterranean Sea. Home to one of Europe’s port
hubs, the city’s claim to fame rests largely on its hosting of 1992 Summer
Olympics and its stunning seaside ambiance. The same is exemplified with
its Modernist architecture and its total contrast- the Medieval-era quarter
called the Barri Gotic that flaunts a delightful ambiance of a long-gone
Things to do in Barcelona
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous Art Nouveau
churches in Europe, and this honor is derived due to the church’s 18
ornately-crafted towers that pierce through Barcelona’s skyline. Built in
1883, it flaunts an ornate appearance and is hallmarked by a praiseworthy
Nativity facade that depicts various life phases of Jesus Christ.
Gothic Quarter is a 2000-year-old spiritual and secular centre of
Barcelona. It features several world-class relics of ancient Roman
buildings and several monuments built during the Middle Ages. This
classical masterpiece of Gothic architecture also marks the site where
Christopher Columbus was welcomed by Spanish Crown after his first voyage
to the Americas.
La Rambla is a tree-lined street and a shopping enthusiast’s delight in
Barcelona. It is dotted with several top-end shops, restaurants, and
outdoor cafés, that all come to life with the evening. A star attraction in
La Rambla is the Mercat de la Boqueria, which is famous for its farm-fresh
produces like fruits and vegetables. Also, of note here are free street
performances and live music shows.
Best Time to Visit Barcelona
Summer season (the months of July and August) are the best to book your
flights from Miami to Barcelona. It is the season when you can have a great
time exploring the city because of extended daylight hours. Book your
flights from MIA to BLA during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like
El Grec and Festa Major de Gracia. It is advised to book Barcelona flights
in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.