Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia is said to be the most beautiful city in Spain and with a mild Mediteranean Climate it is an ideal destination at any time of the year. The city enjoys a prime location surrounded by hills and washed by the Mediterranean Sea. Well known as a cultural centre, Barcelona is a very modern, multicultural, cosmopolitan city with a rich heritage reflected in its superb architecture, monuments, museums, galleries, historical sites. Although Barcelona is a large city, it is easy to get around on foot and visitors can reach any point in the city by metro, bus or taxi. With the explosion of low-cost airlines, plus the good value at hotels and restaurants compared to other European cities, Barcelona attracts tourists from all over the world and has fast become the European city break capital and one of the coolest chic cities in the world.
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In the greater Barcelona city area there are seven beaches where you can relax in the sun and cool off in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea during the hottest time of the day and then enjoy the sights and sounds of this mesmeric city in the cool of the evening. Walking north from the port area you will find many kilometres of promenades and walkways hugging the sparkling azure blue sea and savour lunch or dinner in one of the myriad of restaurants along the seafront. For beach holidays in Barcelona the Nova Icaria golden sandy beach is just a short stroll from the Olympic port at Cuitadella Vila. As well as beach bars it has some very popular restaurants on the promenade. Bogatell beach at Poblenou is twice as long and a winding stretch of stone walkway is perfect for jogging, roller blading and cycling. Mar Bella is an unofficially elected naturist beach separated from Bogatell by a breakwater, it boasts tuition and hire centre for windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. Barcelona beach is a wide, long and fringed by wooden decking lined with several eateries and along its length it merges with San Sebastian beach.
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Away from the beach why not visit Montjuic Parc to enjoy breath-taking views of the city and the port area including the new W hotel which from a distance resembles a ships sail. Montjuic Parc is also home to some of Barcelona’s most renowned attractions including the Olympic Stadium. The park can be reached by bus or metro, which includes a funicular ride, from the city centre there is also a nail biting cable car ride from the port area. Why not take the Tramvia Blau for a tram ride up to the top of Tibidabo in the north of the city for magnificent sights of the city below. Soccer fans will enjoy a tour of the Nou Camp football stadium home of Barcelona F.C. to visit their museum and trophy room. Better still during the football season if you can obtain a ticket join the eighty thousand home supporters and experience the atmosphere at one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.
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