Barcelona, the 2nd biggest among the Spanish cities and the capital city of Catalonia, is one of the main economic centers of Europe. The airport is also the second biggest of Spain. The city is a very popular tourist destination, particularly for those interested in culture and architecture.
Parks in Barcelona
Barcelona has around 68 parks; among them 12 are historical parks, 45 city parks, 6 woodland parks and 5 theme parks, covering about 10% of Barcelona city. Montjuic park, situated on a mountain sharing the same name, is the largest of all. Some others include Guinardo Park, Ciutadella Park, Orento castle and Diagonal Mar. You will never be short of park visits in other words.
Barcelona has seven different beaches. Barcelonata and Sant Sebastią beach are among the oldest and largest beaches of Barcelona, and the are separated from the other five beaches by the port of Olympic. Barcelona is not best known for its beach culture, but it certainly gives people the opportunity to relax and chill out for a while as well, having a short break from immersing themselves in art, culture and architecture. Also, the beaches make a great spot for a late night paella with some sangria on the side!
Barcelona is home to numerous museums, covering different eras and styles. The National Museum of Art of Catalonia displays renowned Romanesque art, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art mainly focuses on the post-1945 Spanish and Catalan art. The Fundació Joan Miró, Fundacio Antoni Tapies and Picasso Museum are specific to the artists they are dedicated to. The Cosmocaxia science museum received European Museum of the Year Award in 2006. There are also renowned architectural works by Lluis Domenech and Antoni Gaudi, which were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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