Top Things to do in Barcelona

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Whether you are into sports, music, arts, food or shopping, you will probably find a holiday or weekend in Barcelona a very good idea. You can find the latest fashion and trollbeads jewellery on one of the most famous shopping boulevards in the world, before you go to watch one of the greatest football teams play.

Art in the City

Barcelona is a city filled with art and monuments from many historic eras. The main tourist art attractions are related to either Gaudi or Picasso. There is a museum named after Picasso where you can find some of his early works. Picasso’s family had a home on Carrer de la Merce but unfortunately the property is not there anymore. There are many current artists active in the cultural city of Barcelona and you can find less commercial work on small alleys scattered around the city.

Fundacio Joan Miro is one of the most famous museums and it has a wide range of surrealistic paintings and sculptures made by artists during the 1920’s surrealistic era.

There are two other famous buildings built by Gaudi worth seeing. One is the wavy Casa Mila and the other is Casa Batllo with balconies inspired by skulls.

Gaudi has left his mark on a few other landmarks in Barcelona such as the famous gatehouses and park Guell inspired by English gardens. A grand staircase brings you past mosaic art up to an old marketplace.

The Sagrada Familia

This is a basilica and expiatory church, a gothic looking building which is Gaudi’s most famous work. The basilica tells the life of Christ. The views from the top are amazing and a visit to the top of the building is definitely worth it. Gaudi didn’t start the initial work on the basilica. It started in 1828 and Gaudi was first commissioned to continue the works in 1883.

Gaudi spent the last 43 years of his life working on the famous church. Since his death in the 1920’s, several architects have carried on work on the basilica based on Gaudi’s ideas. The work is proposed to finish in around 30 or 40 years’ time. The basilica in central Barcelona identifies Barcelona and Spain. Millions of tourists visit it every year.

A Walk on Las Ramblas

This famous boulevard is a mile long and it is difficult to miss. La Boqueria market is worth a visit and you must sit down in one of the restaurants or cafes to enjoy the delicious Basque version of tapas; pintxos. The Las Ramblas will take you down all the way to Barcelona’s beautiful beach where you can either chill out or go to popular nightclubs in the yacht harbour.

Sport in The City

FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe is worth a visit and so are all the remains of the 1992 Summer Olympics that took place in Barcelona. Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys gives you a glimpse of The past Games.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s greatest cities worth visiting for anyone looking for a fun break.

Robinson Goldsmiths offer a fabulous collection of Trollbeads in a variety of designs and materials.

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