As well as being the ´undisputed jewel of the Mediterranean´, Barcelona is also officially one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, as every year millions of tourists flock to this Gaudi inspired Catalan crown. Barcelona has many unique selling points such as pleasant weather conditions, spectacular beaches (which can be reached within ten minutes from the centre), vibrant night-life and a distinctive mix of cuisine and culture which is steeped in history.
The city was recently described by BBC travel as a ´wonderland for Instagrammers´, thanks to the dozens of historical monuments and sights of interests that line their Catalan cobbles. Barcelona is indeed a city of rich variety which can appease the most demanding of travellers; from couples and families to solo travellers alike. Several days spent in Barcelona will rarely do it justice, so why not stay another few days and take a day to discover each of its seven most outstanding landmarks. Here are some of our favourites;
The Museu Picasso
The Museu Picasso houses one of the most comprehensive collections of artworks by the 20th century radical artist, displaying some 4,000 works on permanent display. One of the museums highlights is the level of detail in which it seeks to disclose the painter’s lifelong relationship with the city – a love affair that was born in his youth, developed in his adolescence and revered in his death. Make sure that you discover all five, inter-linked medieval palaces in ´La Ribera´ because the architecture alone is worth the trip.