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Barcelona, Spain

Like many other cities of the Mediterranean, Barcelona was founded by the Romans. Barcino, old name of the city, was a small port city that was roughly where today is located the Cathedral.

In the early years Barcino lived completing the shadow of Tarragona which at the time was the most important city of the province.

Subsequently came the Visigotos and the Moors, but the time of these people never had the same importance as the time of the Franks-Germans, who arrived here around 1800.

It was during this period that Barcelona and Catalonia took the first steps toward their identities, differentiating themselves from the Spanish.

This is very evident in their language. The Castilian (Spanish), containing many Arab words, while Catalan, more French terms. The Catalan is not a Spanish dialect, but a true and proper language.

The Barcelona history to score a lot in its geography. Towards the sea we find the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), the oldest neighborhood, full of shops. The other part of the Ramblas, the main street, we find the legendary Raval.

Until the 80s was the typical district of a port city with a Chinatown of Barcelona (Barrio Chino) and the Red Light District.

Today, the neighborhood became more refined with its fashionable boutiques and splendid coffee houses.

If we address toward the North we arrive at the mundane Eixample, which represents the major expansion of Barcellona which occurred around 1800.

At the head of every street they were created small squares and acolhentes Xamfra calls (notch).

The most amazing feature of Barcelona is the air we breathe. The lightweight, salty wind from the sea and who gives the city a perennial summer atmosphere even during the months more nublosos. Cheerful, noisy, never pregriçosa, rich in museums and galleries where you can appreciate great works of the past and the vanguard of this.

A proud Catalan city their best: Mediterranean in spirit and fun and very European about the dynamism and efficiency.

Among the brilliant architecture of Gaudí and the bars filled every corner of the city, it seems that everyone is committed to making the most of life, and is probably the same that way.

Districts and neighborhoods

With the development of Barcelona, ​​neighboring municipalities ended up attaching itself to the city, thus providing their current neighborhoods:

Barcelona Neighbourhoods

1. Ciutat Vella:

Raval, Gothic neighborhood, Ribera and Barceloneta.

2. L’Eixample:

Sant Antoni, Eixample Esquerra, Dreta Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Fort Pienc.

3. Sants-Montjuïc:

Can Tunis, Montjuïc, Badal, Hostafrancs, Bordeta, Sants, Poble Sec, Free Zone, Font de la Guatlla.

4. Sant Martí:

Sant Martí de Provençals, Clot, Camp de l’Arpa, Poble Nou, the Olympic Village, Besòs, Verneda, Ciutadella, New Icària, Diagonal Mar.

5. Les Corts:

les Corts, Pedralbes, Sant Ramon.

6. Sarrià / Sant Gervasi:

sarrià, Galvany, Sant Gervasi Cassoles, El Putxet, Tres Torres, Bonanova, Vallvidrera, Les Planes.

7. Gràcia:

Vallcarca, Penitents, Salut, Gràcia, Camp d’en Grassot.

8. Horta-Guinardó:

Horta, Carmel, Teixonera, Can Baró, Font d’en Fargas, Guinardó, Vall d’Hebron, Montbau, sant genís dels agudells, Baix Guinardó.

9. Nou Barris:

Vallbona, Ciutat Meridiana, Torre Baró, Canyelles, Roquetes, Trinitat Nova, Prosperitat, Guineueta, Verdun, Turó de la Peira, Vilapicina.

10. Sant Andreu:

Congres, La Sagrera, Sant Andreu de Palomar, Bon Pastor, Trinitat Vella.

Hotel em Barcelona

See

A weekend is not much to be familiar with the attractions, but it’s enough to discover the places that make it unique:

– Las Ramblas
– Holy Family
– House Batlo
– Casa Mila
– Parc Güel
– Quarter La Ribera
– MACBA – Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona
– CCCB – Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona
– La Sardana: typical dance of the region
– Palau de la Música Catalana
– Church of Santa Maria del Mar
– Parc de Collserola
among others.

Festivals and Events

Second Passover or Easter Granada (12 / May)
Festivities National Cataluña (11 / Sep)
Day of La Merce (24 / Set – the main street in celebration, inspires a range of activities, from fairs wine tasting street art contests and free musical performances.)

How to get there

Barcelona has at its disposal two international airports:

Barcelona International Airport El Prat (BCN)

It lies southwest of the city and there are many bus companies that perform transport towards the city.

Buses stop at each terminal every 15 minutes and directly manage the Plaza de Catalunya in central Barcelona.

The ticket costs about € 3.45 each trip. In addition, there are also local trains that leave every 30 minutes and cost about € 2.20.

Taxi to go to the center of Barcelona costs from € 12 to € 20 during weekdays and something else on holidays.

For more information www.aena.es

Airport Barcelona Girona (GRO)

Girona Airport is 100 kilometers from the center of Barcelona. There are three ways to get to the city.

The price of the bus is 11 € for 1 trip and 19 € for travel back and forth. The bus takes passengers to Estacio d’Autobuos Barcelona Nord. Barcelona Bus Information: Tel 0034 902 361 550.

The taxi costs about € 120.

A better alternative is to sleep in Girona for 1 night and catch a bus the next day.

Also, there are trains arriving and departing from Barcelona to Barcelona, ​​but it must be sought a means of transport from the center of Girona to the airport.

For more information www.aena.es

Tourist Information

Tourist Office – Turisme de Barcelona
Plaza Catalunya, 17 (below El Corte Inglés)
Tightening every day from 9h to 21h (closed days 25/12 and 01/1).
Tel .: 34932853834

External Links

www.barcelonaturisme.com
www.spain.info
www.bcn.es


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