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Barcelona as SPA for the Heart

Saturday, 27 February 2010

BarcelonaThe lofty and democratic Barcelona is the mix of the ancient Gothic and modern architecture, with its orange trees in the streets, tasty coffee with the smack of Mediterranean wind.This city comes smoothly and easily into your heart and stays there as the wonderful and touching keepsake. There are several tips to know if you want to perceive Barcelona as fully as possible for a few days.

Sometimes we do the things to care of our body, and sometimes we like the things just to ease. Talassotherapy, tons of all exclusive Turkish fruits are great to soothe the body, while the old good Europe is wonderful and noble as the vintage wine and mature as the rich fall.

Sightseeing

The highlights of the city that worth visiting in Barcelona include:

The great cathedral Sagrada Familia the construction of which was commenced by Antoní Gaudí 1883 and still under construction; wonder along Paseo de Gracia to admire the Gaudi's famous apartment buildings including Casa Batllo and La Pedrera and then the Gaudi's bizarre Park Güell considered as the most legendary things.

The Gothic Quarter, one of the oldest and attractive parts of Barcelona, is the labyrinth of tapered streets where every house and every bench look charming, where small and big squares and tiny yards seem to be the invaluable discoveries of the Middle Ages.

The Spanish village (Poble Espanyol) is the superficial park devoted to the whole Spain with 116 buildings in natural or reduced sizes that are the real pride of Spain. The buildings of the typical Spanish architecture are located by the restaurants and shops selling various craft from glass and clay, table ware, china, fabric and semi-precious stones.

Housing

Just accommodate in the Gothic Quarter where you find various small hotels of various pricing. Therefore, resting after the impressions you get in the end of the day, you may stroll along the legendary boulevard La Rambla. Throw a couple of Euros to the Live Statues, have some coffee in one of the sweet shops or have a snack, and appear in your room in 10 minutes to have a sleep of a satisfied and happy person in harmony with the time and place.

Transport

Two-decked tour bus is very comfortable for traveling when you can go out at the bus stop if you want and get on again with a single ticket. The terminal for the tour bus for both routes, of red and blue colors, is at Catalonia square. You will benefit if you buy a ticket for 2 days since it costs 18 Euros for a day and 22 Euros for two days!

You are handed over a booklet with discount tickets to many museums, galleries and stores in the city, and a map of the bus routes, which is very important, with the marked bus changes from the red «modern» to the blue, «Gothic» one. When traveling by the red line, you will enjoy the La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Park Güell and Tibidabo. The blue line will bring you to the Spanish Square, the museum of Catalonian works of art, the wonderful Parc de la Ciutadella, the mountain of Montjuic and the Spanish village located on it invisible to foreigners and the huge moll Magnum neighboring with the seaquarium. Both routes go by the famous Gaudi Houses with Casa Batlo, Casa Mila, and La Pedrera. The red route predominantly goes to the upper mountainous part of the city while the blue route goes along the lower sea way.

If you live in the Gothic Quarter, you will arrive home from both routes.

Stores

If you are in Barcelona and are not short of time, pay attention to the Spanish stores El Cortes Ingles where you can find various ware of famous brands, from expensive to affordable ones.

There are various trendy stores in Spain like H&M, C&A, Promod, Mango and Zara also popular in other countries. Small shops also offer nice things located inside the Gothic Quarter where you will not leave without getting some jewels, clothes and good shoes.

Kitchen

You are believed to waste your time in Barcelona if you miss trying the following:

Fish ragout: slices of potato stewed with pieces of goosefish, gilthead, langouste and mussels, seasoned with picadoo (Catalonian dressing made from almond, pignoli, hazelnuts and walnuts, garlic, parsley, salt, broth and … bread!)

Chicken with langouste: tender meat of poultry with sea products, seasoned with the rich Mediterranean dressing «sofrito» made from tomatoes, onion and garlic.

Catalonian cream: the dessert aromatized with cinnamon with crispy hard sugar base.

Grilled fish with green salad with a glass of home white wine is the perfect choice for the evening rest.

Barcelona is the ideal place to have a rest in autumn, since the city is able to give the feeling of astonishing and tasty holiday that presents in Catalonia in stone chimers on the buildings, in a plate of multicolor paella and in every step onto the sunny streets.

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