Basilica of La Merce, Barcelona
Barcelona, the community capital of Catalonia, prides itself with an abundance of cultural heritage sites, which have successfully made this Spanish city an important travel destination and a vital cultural center.
Feast your eyes on the masterpieces of renowned architects, such as lluis domenech i montaner and Antoni Gaudi, and know that you’re stepping your foot on UNESCO World Heritage ites. In addition, you could keep yourself busy with the countless recreational activities in Barcelona, not to mention top off your tan on its many beaches as you enjoy its balmy, mild climate.
Moreover, you could follow what Daily Mail UK Travel staff writer Gareth Huw Davies did during his Barcelona vacation by checking out historical monuments in the city ("Picasso, La Rambla and gold-star tapas: six things you must do in Barcelona"). Below is an excerpt of his travel post:
Leave the wide acres of Plaza de Catalunya and head down La Rambla - a broad, tree-lined promenade… Take in an impromptu street performance (high-speed acrobats, maybe) and then divert into the Mercat de Boqueria (market) under its high iron roof and explore the peaceful haven of the 19th Century opera house, Gran Teatre del Liceu… Then turn left at the mighty statue of Christopher Columbus and walk the waterfront - a glamorous, car-free, two-mile sweep of sandy beaches, esplanades, marinas and boardwalks - to Frank Gehry's bronze headless fish sculpture at Olympic Port.