Thursday, 14 April 2011

The centre of Barcelona is La Rambla!!

La Rambla is certainly the centre of Barcelona! This famous street is bustling with life where you can find anything from souvenirs, bars, restaurants, typical Tapas, to famous Spanish art.

Paella and and a one litre glass of Sangria is of course the major attraction along La Rambla at lunchtime!!

A 15 minute walk up the La Rambla will bring you to the Plaza de Catalufia, another hotspot for great shopping in town.
Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly two million people, and the capital of Catalonia. The city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history dating back at least 2,000 years when it gained prominence as a Roman town under its old name, Barcino. 

This beautiful city is full of what European cities are known for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona while the beaches the city was built upon provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather. 

we are back home (click here)
first impression of Genoa (click here)

a bit more about Genoa (click here)
the balconies of Barcelona (click here)
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stay tuned for more of Barcelona!!
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