A city in Spain, Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia. It
is a seaside resort city. With its magnificent scenery, superb cultural
attractions, and breathtaking architecture, the city offers an engaging
vacation. Balmy Mediterranean climate of the city adds to its charm. While
here, travelers can escape to the sandy beaches near the harbor and enjoy
leisurely meals on outdoor terraces. One can also wander aimlessly and
explore hidden town squares where street musicians play melodies on Spanish
Things to do in Barcelona
The spiritual and secular centre of the city, Gothic Quarter features the
relics of ancient Roman buildings. Middle Age is best represented here by a
plethora of historic monuments. Visitors can wander around aimlessly and
come across magical medieval world, atmospheric alleyways, and delightful
maze of narrow cobblestone streets.
National Art Museum of Catalonia
National Art Museum of Catalonia is located on Montjuic Hill. It is notable
for its collection of Romanesque church paintings and for Catalan art. One
of the largest museums in the country, National Art Museum of Catalonia is
housed in Palau Nacional, an Italian-style building.
Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Parc Guell is a splendid
surrealistic park designed by Antoni Gaudi. It is a beautifully landscaped
park with architectural elements in the signature style of Antoni Gaudi.
The park is also home to Casa Museu Gaudi that displays the works of art by
Best Time to Fly to Barcelona
The best time to book Barcelona flights is from May to June when mild
temperatures mesh with a flurry of festivals that trumpet the arrival of
summer. Winter is mild compared to other Spanish cities. Booking flights
from San Francisco to Barcelona in spring may seem like smart idea for
avoiding crowds. April experiences frequent showers, which may put a
literal damper on sightseeing plans.