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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageSpanish
Area32.113 km²
Population7,669,999  (2021, Catalonia)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)

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Vacations and Sightseeing

Tourism is of paramount importance on the Costa Brava. The beaches attract millions of tourists every year. For those interested in culture, the proximity of Barcelona is an additional argument for travelling to the Costa Brava.

The sophisticated and stylish city of Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Spain, second in size after Madrid. Barcelona has something for everyone and although the city is very large, it is surprisingly easy to find your way around. Barcelona has a huge number of attractions that make the city worth visiting. Tourist attractions in Barcelona include Parc Güell - with some stunning creations by the world-famous Antoni Gaudi, the Ramblas - Spain's most famous street, lined with trees and popular with tourists and locals alike, the Parc de la Ciutadella- the perfect place to relax in the sun, La Sagrada Familia - Gaudí's towering cathedral that has become a symbol of Barcelona, the Casa Mila - an extraordinary building designed by Gaudi, and the Eixample - a 19th century urban extension with stately avenues and mansions.

There are also many important museums and galleries in Barcelona, the most popular being the Picasso Museum with its large collection of paintings and ceramics created by the famous artist. There is also a wealth of information about the life of Picasso. The Museum of the History of the city, which describes the entire history of the city. The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya with a collection of Romanesque art, including murals from the Romanesque churches. The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona includes foreign works. The Fundació Joan Miro museum that shows the works of Miro The Fundació Antoni Tàpies has a collection of Tàpies works and the works of architect Antoni Gaudí.



Hendriksen, Bartho / Barcelona en Catalonië

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