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La Rambla | Barri Gòtic | Museu Picasso | Port Olímpic | Parc Güell |
If you're looking for a city that's got it all you couldn't do much better than choose the Catalan capital Barcelona, Spain's second city, and one that's bursting with life at every turn. Whether you’re looking for a party town, laid back beach resort, or a cultural oasis in which to lose yourself this city has activities to keep everyone happy.
Not many European cities steeped in culture can also boast beautiful beaches literally right on their doorsteps, but Barcelona is no average city. Explore out-of-this-world buildings courtesy of famous local architect Gaudi, head down to Las Ramblas to find crazy street performers and market stalls selling everything from fruit and flowers, to birds, bunnies and snakes in cages or join the bikini set at Barceloneta Beach, a 15-minute stroll out of town and finish your day enjoying nightlife to rival Paris or London. This city has it all.
For several years now Sala Montjuic has screened new and classic films onto the side of the castle wall up on Montjuic hill. The idea is to take your own picnic up and enjoy a concert before night falls and the projector starts to whirl. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in July. salamontjuic.org.
Every September Barcelona celebrates being rescued from a plague of locusts by Our Lady the Virgin of Mercy with the largest festival of the year. Between 22 and 25 September, expect parades of giants and dragons, human castles and fire-jumping to be taking place around town - as well as a series of free concerts by well-known bands For more information visit bcn.cat/merce.
Whilst Park Guell draws the path beaters, locals will be heading to the gorgeous Parc de la Ciutadella to sunbathe, slackline, practice yoga, and sip a "cerveza beer amigo".
Set on a rocky outcrop next to a beautiful reservoir where you can swim and kayak, the town of Siurana still bears the legacy of its life as an Arab stronghold - the remains of a 9th century Moorish castle. The surrounding area is popular with hikers and rock climbers. www.turismesiurana.org
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