Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. This beautiful city is situated along the Iberian Peninsula in the region of Catalonia giving it that perfect Mediterranean climate. The best time to visit Barcelona is between May to October when the weather is just right and during its off-peak season in August where you can get best rates for cheap hotels in Barcelona. You can also see nearby cities that are Sitges, Pineda De Mar and Tarragona.
The history of Barcelona dates as far as 2,000 years ago having the name Barcino which was said to be founded by two legends, the mythological Hercules and the historical Hamilcar Barca. Barcelona gained fame in 1992 when it hosted the Olympic Games and continues to attract many tourists because of its beautiful sights and festivals.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The city's main festival Festes de la Merce which features the highest human tower, wooden giants, firework displays and live music. The most famous religious fest in Barcelona is Corpus Christi Day held every May where they decorate fountains most of them are located in the city's churches. To get the best views during your stay in Barcelona hotels make sure to try the Harbour Cable Car which spans from Barceloneta and Montjuic. One name stands out in Barcelona when it comes to architecture and that is Gaudi who have created many masterpieces in the city including the spectacular Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Park Guell. You can see these landmarks by booking Barcelona hotel deals.
The best way to enjoy Barcelona’s attractions is by foot and you can start it along the streets of the Old City where one can take a stroll along La Rambla and see its other landmarks.