Barcelona, the home of Sagrada Familia and Ramblas, opens its frontiers beyond the sea and reveals its magnificent modernist architecture and splendorous streets and avenues. As a contemporary version of early 20th century style, the capital of Catalonia offers plenty of unequalled venues and breath-taking views for the most particular events. The latest luxury and boutique hotels merge with lifelong accommodation sites that have become part of the history of this vibrant city. Barcelona, a treat for the senses, harmonizes Mediterranean charm and urban style as only a cosmopolitan city can do.
The modernist part of the city of Barcelona is a must for anyone who visits the city.Modernism is scattered everywhere in Barcelona and has its maximum expressions in the stunning buildings of the architect Gaudí: SagradaFamilia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Also famous, the ParcGüell, designed by the same architect, is one of the most important city parks in Barcelona.
On the other hand, the gothic part of the city is located in the former Roman fortification of the Barcelona. There are still some traces of the Romans and can be spotted in this area. A visit through this area includes a walk along the Ramblas, the famous avenue full of shops and human statues; the Call Quartier, so called for its narrow streets; the Cathedral, a clear example of the Catalan Gothic Style and the Royal Square, the ideal place to have a drink and some tapas.
Spain`s third largest city has always been overshadowed by the political influence of Madrid and the cultural and economical power of Barcelona. However, since the last few years, this Mediterranean city has changed its fate and skyline with stunning public buildings like the City of Arts and Sciences by Calatrava or the hosting of sport events such as Spains first urban circuit of Formula 1.
Valencia is widely known in the country for being Madrid`s preferred short break venue, as it is 90 minutes away by train. It`s a vibrant, friendly, mildly chaotic place with outstanding fine art museums, one of Spain`s most exciting nightlife scenes and home to the country`s most well-known dishes: paella. Moreover, every March, the traditional festival of Fallas is celebrated for a week in the city centre where hundreds of papier-mâché figures are burnt under the gaze of thousands of people.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, discovers its neoclassical influence in every corner and combines it with the latest touches of modernity that scatter all over the city. This eclecticism is evident in the most recent venues and buildings where the contemporary is added to the classical refinement characteristic of Madrid. Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala and the Retiro Garden are the most representative landmarks of the capital of Spain, a beguiling and lively place where to definitely get lost a few days. Art, architecture, cuisine, nightlife these all together turn Madrid into the ultimate in vogue destination where to enjoy the art of life
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