The seaside city of Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and is the largest metropolis in the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona was founded in the Middle Ages as a Roman city and today still continues to be an important economic and administrative center. Its cultural heritage is rich and is one of the world’s major tourist destinations. It is home to multiple architectural works that have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sights including works by Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech I Montaner. Many of these architectural treasures are over 2000 years old and include temple columns, ancient city walls and stone corridors from the Roman era and Gothic inspired lanes from the middle Ages.
It is the 5th most visited city in the world and has multiple recreational areas and boasts one of the best beaches in the world. These are great spots for a jog, a bike ride or a stroll. Many other water based activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and sunset cruises are also popular here. The hills of Barcelona are perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
Barcelona is also known for its nightlife, with limitless possibilities at vintage concert halls, bars, taverns and clubs. The drinking and dining scene here is world-class and feature simple flavorful ingredients like seafood, cured ham and market fresh produce. The options to dine here are varied and include tapas bars, seafood taverns, Japanese restaurants and chocolate shops.
If you are in Barcelona, the recommended way to start your day here would be with an early morning jog. Barcelona sure is one of the world’s most captivating cities.
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