If you love a modern city that has everything like a foodball stadium, modern shops and a giant century old temple, then you’d love Barcelona. Barcelona was where intellectuals gathered during the 17th and 18th century. This is one reason why there are various museums in this city. Barcelona has a rich history despite the fact that at present, it’s a modern city, though not as busy as Amsterdam or Paris.
There’s the top tourist favorite Sagrada de Familia at Calle Mallorca where a giant temple was first constructed in 1882 by Antonio Gaudi. Though Gaudi has long been dead , the Sagrada de Famila has been rebuilt and improved up to this day. In fact, some say that final completion can only happen given 30 to 50 more years. The Sagrada is more than just a huge Cathedral but a whole complex. See the Segrada’s smaller chapels and churches and gardens. This edifice looks so impressive because there are more than a hundred murals and bas relief of saints and the Holy Family on the thick old walls. It also is shaped like a tower or a huge minaret. This is extraordinary since its top seems typical of Arabic architecture. See the glowing stained glass windows which seem to improve the sacred ambiance of the place. The Sagrada de Familia has more than two million tourists visiting it every year making it one of Spain’s top tourist site. The city of Barcelona also offers the L’Aquarium Barcelona, the most important marine aquarium and lesiure center in that deals about Mediterranean water species. The Aquarium has about 35 huge tanks, 11,000 animals and 450 species which is why it is visited by millions all over the world. Part of this famous Aquarium is an immense Oceantarium. Tourists may also want to visit Barcelona’s Spanish Village also called Poble Espanyol. The Poble is a replica of a real Spanish village which is designed from different other villages in Spain. It isn’t only the array of different Spanish architecture that will impress you here, but also the activities within this replica village.Enjoy seeing the the crafts, arts and the famous Flamenco show at tablao de Carmen. Barcelona also is the city of museums and is known to be where premiere museums in Europe are located. It also is a city of fun where the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, a well choreographed dance of lights and colors none like any other in Spain, can be delightfully enjoyed.