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Barcelona Places And Charm, Spain

Las Ramblas

One of the symbols of Barcelona, this is a long pedestrian street that starts at Plaça de Catalunya and ends at the monument to Columbus at the old harbor.. It is always an incredibly vibrant scene, the entire street is dotted with kiosks and many stands sell books, birds or flowers. Important buildings line the way such as the church of Betlem, Palace of Virreina, Boqueria market, Liceu Theater and Palau Güell, the magnificent work by Gaudì.

La Ribera

This quarter, also called El Born, has become one of the best loved areas of Barcelona in recent years, and is very trendy due to the fact that it has maintained its traditional and bohemian ambiance. The quarter is teeming with boutiques, shops, trendy cafes and fashionable restaurants for passing a pleasant evening. It is possible to visit the church of Santa Maria del Mar, Born market, Santa Catarina market, Picasso Museum and Calle Montcada here.

Güell Park

Parc Guell shows the creative genius of Gaudì and is one of the most incredible artificial landscapes in the world. Gaudì wanted to create a garden city emerged in nature, almost as if to blend the natural with the artificial. The project was never completed but Gaudì managed to leave his unmistakable mark. In this area of twenty hectares you'll never encounter a straight line, everything flows and it never fails to charm visitors with its great sense of magic.
: May-Aug. 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Mar-Oct. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Apr. and Sept. 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Where:

Montjuïc Hill

Montjuïc hill is one of the most symbolic areas of Barcelona. Construction began on it for the 1929 Expo and it continued to develop until the 1992 Olympics. Today it is a large area dedicated to culture, sports and leisure. It is home to some of the most important museums of Barcelona, a "theatrical park", the most grandiose Olympics facilities and the city's trade show area. The main attractions on Montjuic are the Archeological Museum, Ethnology Museum, Joan Miró Foundation, CaixaForum Foundation, Teatre Grec, Anella Olimpica, Poble Espanyol and Montjuïc Castle. The prettiest picture of Montjuïc is in the evening from Plaça de Espanya, when Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina, Font Màgica and Palau Nacional are lit up.
: with the Bus Turistic or funicular from the Parellel subway station.


In the 19th century Gracia was a poor working class suburb of Barcelona, located to the north of Eixample, today it is a colorful quarter popular with the city's artists, students and intellectuals. However some of the bohemian atmosphere that the area had in the 1960's can still be experienced; its tree-lined squares like Pl. Sol and Pl. Rius Taullet, are peaceful oases during the day, but at night they are transformed into one of the liveliest spots in Barcelona.

Tibidabo Mountain

Tibidabo is the top of Sierra de Collserola, a mountainous area above Barcelona which has become a large protected park. The view of the city from the top is unsurpassed. Visitors will find a large amusement park and the 268 meter tall Telecommunications Tower. Even public transportation to get to Tibidabo is a visitor attraction in itself: the famous Tramvia Blau (blue streetcar), symbol of Barcelona's identity, takes you to the starting point for the funicular, for the final part of the journey to the top.


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