holiday to barcelona

Reasons to go on holiday to Barcelona

The Spanish coastline is the European equivalent to the Caribbean. Barcelona is especially popular amongst tourists around the world because it’s a cosmopolitan city with a beach. In this article, we are going to check out the main reasons why you should go at least once on a holiday to Barcelona.

Here we go:

Beach lifestyle

The main reason is, of course, the beach. But we are not talking only about the sand and the sea. In Spain going to the beach is part of a lifestyle, mainly because during the summer this place becomes a second residence for many Spaniards. We have beach clubs where you can find the most amazing nightlife in the city, the famous “chiringuitos” which are small beach bars next to the water, volleyball tournaments and so much more. A summer on the beach of La Barceloneta is the only summer.  

And the best of all is that the whole place is riddled with hidden beaches. Calas (coves) are a Spanish classic. Skip the city beaches and head for the Balearic Islands or the Costa Brava and find endless gems hidden between pine forests and crystal-blue water.

Mountains everywhere

Spain is Europe’s second most mountainous country, after Switzerland. In Switzerland, though, you can’t have a cocktail by the sea an hour away from the slopes.

Amazing gastronomy

On a scale of 1 to 10, Spain’s cuisine rates a 15.

There seems to be an infinite variety of food, with variations in every region. You can eat at very inexpensive places and still have a great meal. The menu of the day option is fantastic because it offers a complete meal for a bargain. Spain has the best restaurants in the world, literally.

Ferran Adria’s legendary elBulli was number one in its day, and now another Catalan eatery, El Celler de Can Roca, has taken the reins in 2013 as the best restaurant in the world.

Spanish parties are legen… wait for it … DARY

Few local parties make international news, but few places throw a party like Spain.

Most Spanish villages have their own summer fiestas, ranging from folk dances to 5-story human statues, flaming effigies, and battles involving paint, meringue, grapes, or oranges. The Tomatina is an annual favorite and Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls draws 100,000 people every year.

Spain has THE BEST wine in the world

Shhh! Don’t let those French guys hear us… They are wrong, the best wine is from Spain. There is an infinite variety of Spanish wines; the wines from the Rioja region, the wines from Ribera del Duero, cava from Catalonia, and the sherries from Jerez de la Frontera, and the sweet Moscatel from Malaga…

Spain… You are my sunshine,  my only sunshine

Recent medical research is coming up with new discoveries about the healthful benefits of taking some sun every day. The Vitamin D that the sun gives is very beneficial and helps strengthen the bones, it even prevents some types of cancer and heart attacks.Taking moderate amounts of sunshine definitely prolongs life. It also makes people feel happier and prevents depression. These are good reasons to take a holiday to Barcelona, a city blessed with sunshine all year long.

Taking moderate amounts of sunshine definitely prolongs life. It also makes people feel happier and prevents depression. These are good reasons to take a holiday to Barcelona, a city blessed with sunshine all year long.

 

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