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Located in north-eastern Spain, Barcelona is the country's second largest city. It is also the capital and the largest city of Catalonia. It is situated along the Mediterranean coast and its towering mountains bless the city with perfect backdrop. The city is filled with galleries, museums, medieval monuments and many other special attractions. It is also a major commercial and industrial centre. Its long sandy beaches and lush green parks attract tourists from all over the world. The city is specifically popular for its architectural marvels from architect Antoni Gaudi, its food and irresisitable nightlife.
Barcelona has everything a European city is famous for markets, restaurants, museums, churches, and shops. The town center provides life and enjoyment, whereas the beaches near the city allow complete relaxation. It is a gateway to a few of the best tourist spots in the entire world, like Costa Brava, Tarragona, and Costa Dorada. Barcelona is also the chocolate-producing centre for Spain.
Some of the best activities besides sightseeing in Barcelona are hiking, cycling, and water activities. However, wandering around the city to soak in the architecture and culture and taking a food tour is highly recommended. Additionally, adjusting to the laid-back life of Barcelona and trying to be okay with the waiter taking longer to serve or shops remaining closed for siesta can come in handy.
Gràcia, El Born, Barceloneta, L'Eixample, El Raval, and Barri Gòtic neighborhoods in Barcelona are the best areas to start with. In addition, there are several day trips from Barcelona to Girona, Montserrat, Figueres, Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Tarragona, Colònia Güell, and Vic, that will take you to a fresh scene away from the hustle bustle of the city.
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