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  • 5 Fun Facts about Barcelona

    Here are some interesting and fun facts about Barcelona you might not know!

    1. Founding of Barcelona

    There are two Spanish legends concerning the founding of Barcelona. One legend says that Hercules was the founder of Barcelona before building Rome, and the other says that the city was Hamilcar Barca’s, masterpiece. Which one do you believe?

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    2. La Rambla is not just one street, in fact it’s five streets

    The most famous street in Barcelona is La Rambla, but did you know that actually it’s not just one street, but it consists of 5 boulevards, joined to make one long promenade. This is the reason why La Rambla is also known in plural, Las Ramblas. It starts at Placa Catalunya and ends at the Columbus statue by the waterfront. More than 150 000 people walk on La Rambla every day.

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    3. Sagrada Familia and Antoni Gaudi

    Did you know that Antoni Gaudi wasn’t the first architect who was appointed to work on the famous La Sagrada Familia. The person who was appointed first on this huge project was Francisco De Paula. The construction of Sagrada Familia started in 1882, and it’s still an ongoing project, the promise is that it will be ready the year of 2026.

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    4. Barcelona is the reason for World Book Day

    St. George’s Day in Catalan, La Diada de Sant Jordi is one of the biggest, most widely celebrated festivals in Barcelona. It takes place on April 23rd and it’s a celebration of love and literacy, a Catalan Valentine’s day. On this day, the tradition is to give roses and books to the loved ones. UNESCO was inspired by this day and it declared the day as the International Day of Books.

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    5. According to National Geographic Barcelona is the best beach city in the world

    Today there are in total seven beaches located on Barcelona’s 4.5 km long coastline. But did you know that before 1992 Barcelona’s seaside was completely covered by industries and there was no beach existing for leisure use. When the city was hosting the 1992 Olympic Games they moved their industries and converted the seaside area into a nice leisure area by improving two of the beaches and creating five new ones.

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  • Barcelona's Top 10 Attractions

    Barcelona is city full of interesting architecture, amazing viewpoints, great museums and more. The easiest way to get around and visit the famous sights is to take the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus it is an affordable way to see the city and its main attractions as well as hear the stories behind each remarkable sight. Below we have listed some of the amazing attractions of the city!

    Sagrada Familia

    Buildings of Antonio Gaudi are certainly the top attractions of the city! The most famous one is of course the spectacular Sagrada Familia, the giant basilica. This basilica has been under construction since 1882 and the plan is to finish it in 2026. This is a sight you don’t want to miss while visiting Barcelona, it is totally worth a visit. Check this video out how it will be when it is done!

    Carrer de Mallorca, 401

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    La Pedrera, Casa Mila

    This building is also one of the incredible creations of Gaudi. You can see Gaudi´s hand mark clearly in this one, the wavy brick work and colorful tiles. Don’t miss this, one of Gaudi’s masterpieces.

    Carrer de Provença, 261-265

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    Casa Batlló

    Casa Batlló is an impressive building located in the center of Barcelona. The building is remarkable with its irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. This is a must visit!

    Passeig de Gràcia, 43

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    Park Guell

    Park Guell is a public park full of gardens and architectonic elements and it is located on Carmel Hill. This park is considered to be Gaudi´s most artistic work and it is definitely one of the most magnificent sights in Barcelona. In addition to the great architecture you can also admire the amazing view over the city!

    Carrer d’Olot, s/n

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    Picasso Museum

    Here you can find permanently 4,251 art works from Pablo Picasso. This museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. Barcelona is full of other interesting museums, here you can find some of the best ones.

    Carrer de Montcada 15-23

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    FC Barcelona Museum and Camp Nou Stadium

    The Camp Nou experience is something every football fan should do when visiting Barcelona. It is the largest football stadium in Europe and 4th largest association football stadium in the world in terms of capacity. The seating capacity is 99 354 people. You can book the Camp Nou experience through us.

    Carrer de Aristides Maillol

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    Tibidabo Hill

    This is something fun also for the children since there is a nice amusement park on top of the hill. There is also an impressive church that is free for visits. From top of the hill you have a gorgeous view over the city! You can get there by bus or a funicular.

    Plaza del Tibidabo, 3-4

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    Barcelona Zoo

    The Zoo of Barcelona is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella and it has a wide variety of different animals. Also the zoo offers a restaurant, picnic area, a shop, electric cars, ponies as well as mini-train. This is definitely worth a visit for the families with children! Also the Parc de la Ciutadella is stunningly beautiful and we highly recommend to take a walk around the park. Also the famous Arc De Triomf is located right outside of the park!

    Parc de la Ciutadella

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    Montjuic Cable Car

    Montjuic Cable car is no doubt the most modern and attractive way to see the city´s skyline and the sea. This unique panoramic view over the city is a great experience.

    Avenida Miramar 30

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    The Magic fountain show of Montjuic

    The Magic fountain is an incredible collection of waterfalls and ponds on Avinguda Maria Cristina. During the summer time from Thursday to Sunday at 21:00 to 23:30, there is a series of fountain shows with beautiful music and lights. This is something that can’t be missed!

    Plaça de Carles Buïgas, s/n

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