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Catalan architecture, Picasso's art, and Lionel Messi's football club

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About Barcelona

Football fans cannot think of “Barcelona” without thinking of “FCB”, “Lionel Messi”, or “Catalan”. The football club has made the city famous, and passionate fans from around the world make their pilgrimage here to walk where their heroes such as Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué walk, and to watch them play at the Camp Nou stadium. Just as FCB is “not just a club”, Barcelona is not just any city: away from the football fever are churches, Picasso art, Catalonian food and a people proud of their history and unique language. As the football fans say, “Força Barça!”

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La Rambla

Surrounded by blooming trees and a burst of talented street performers, La Rambla is a series of bustling streets where shopping, entertainment and food come together for a true Spanish experience. Whether it’s morning or evening hours, this promenade is lit up and busy around the clock.

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Camp Nou

For many FC Barcelona fans, this stadium is considered a temple of football. Among the most grandest in the world, this stadium is worth a visit even by those who aren’t fans of football to marvel at the stadium’s enormity.

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Park Guell

Personifying quirky and unique, this park is a dedicated space for famous artist and visionary Antoni Gaudi; people believed that the work he created here was some of the most raw and awe inspiring in his entire lifetime.

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Picasso Museum

Barcelona had made an impact on this legendary artist that paved ways for the Cubic art movement and inspired several others after; this museum is a testament to more than 400 of his artworks. Picasso Museum also takes part in exhibitions around the world to bring Picasso to the people.

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La Sagrada Familia church

Designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1882, the La Sagrada Familia church is still incomplete to this day. However, being a work in progress didn’t stop the church from becoming a UNESCO world heritage site, and in 2010 it was declared a minor Basilica.

Restaurants in Barcelona

Chok the Chocolate Kitchen

Abac

In an elegant setting of white, this 2 Michelin star restaurant delivers some of the finest from Catalonian culture.

Chok the Chocolate Kitchen

Dos Palillos

With an open kitchen and an outdoor terrace, diners can enjoy a tasting or an a la carte menu at this fusion eatery.

Chok the Chocolate Kitchen

Arabia Cafe

If you’re craving a taste of the Middle East while in Spain, Arabia cafe is just what you’re looking for.

Chok the Chocolate Kitchen

Chok the Chocolate Kitchen

These chocolate ambassadors specialise in tantalising your sweet tooth with a variety of ‘choks, a type of doughnut but more nutritious.

Chok the Chocolate Kitchen

Habibi Restaurant and Cafe

This restaurant serves a combination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern delicacies in an Arabic setting.

Shopping in Barcelona

Diagonal Mar

The only thing shoppers need to worry about in Diagonal Mar is overspending. The mall offers hundreds of shops and restaurants that cater to everyone's needs.

Diagonal Mar
Heron Outlet

Heron Outlet

If it's offers and discounts you're looking for, Heron Outlet is the place to be. The mall offers a variety of local and high-end brands at discounted prices.

Maremagnum

Maremagnum

With a breath-taking view of the Barcelona Port, the Maremagnum centre offers two floors of shops that sell various items including clothes, jewellery, electronics, and home ware.

Gran Via 2

Gran Via 2

Located next to the trade show centre of Barcelona, the Gran Via 2 is a stylish shopping mall that offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. The mall also offers a movie theatre where visitors can enjoy the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

El Corte Inglés

El Corte Inglés

Barcelona's answer to Selfridges or Macys, El Corte Inglés is a 9-floor department store in Barcelona. The store sells everything ranging from clothes and shoes to perfumes and makeup. The store also has a pharmacy, supermarket, salon, and a bookshop.

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Because of the expansive metro system, tourists can afford to stay further out from the downtown area; buying the 10-trip pass for the metro will save you money and time, and it will take you to all the city’s major spots.

Best time to visit Barcelona

summer

May to June

temperature
10° to 28°C

If you want to plan a visit to Barcelona at a time where the weather is moderate, and the hotel rates are reasonable, the best time to do so is from May to June.

Barcelona facts

Languages

Catalan and Spanish

Currency

Euros (€)

Transportation

trains, buses and underground metro

Population

1.6 million

Landmark

Camp Nou

Airports

Barcelona International Airport

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