Barcelona vacation guide

Barcelona is an ancient city, born of the Roman Empire. But like many great cities around the world, it flowered in the late Middle Ages and blossomed in the mid-19th century. Yet there are many exciting elements of the modern period there, as well. These periods are all evident in this northeastern Spanish city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Continue reading “Barcelona vacation guide” »

Visiting Gaudi architectures in Barcelona

The architect Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) didn’t create Barcelona. The city is over 2,000 years old and the famed artist was active around the end of the 19th century. But much that is worthy in this Spanish city is the result of his efforts. Just a list of the works he created that are still extant here would fill pages. To describe them would take volumes. Continue reading “Visiting Gaudi architectures in Barcelona” »

Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo receives over a million visitors per year. It isn’t hard to see why, once you know about all the things it has to offer animal lovers. Built in 1892 these 13 hectares located in Ciutadella Park house thousands of animals from 400 different species, many of whom are not typically found at other conservation facilities. Continue reading “Barcelona Zoo” »

Top tourist sights in Barcelona

From a general liveliness to museums to attractions, Barcelona has it all and definite eclectic flare. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous area in the south east of Spain. The city sits directly on the Mediterranean coast and the population is over 5 million in greater Barcelona. Continue reading “Top tourist sights in Barcelona” »