Cosmopolitan and busy, the city of Barcelona is among the top holiday destinations in Europe and is a place that has everything to keep the traveler busy and satisfied. Thus, browse the internet to find one of the serviced Barcelona apartments ot apartments in Madrid that will best suit your needs and make a plan of the landmarks you want to see. If you have some more time in the capital of Catalonia region, remember the numerous hidden attractions that are there in Barcelona, waiting to be discovered.
If you happen to have more time on this trip, start with a walk along the Gothic neighborhood known as Barrio Gotico, which has central location. The place is great for a walk without a map and with no track of the time. There could be seen medieval buildings and many narrow streets arranged in a labyrinth way, which are closed for traffic. Among the landmarks that need to be seen here are the Santa Eulalia Cathedral, dedicated to the second patron saint of the city.
Another of the hidden gems in Barcelona is the neighborhood El Raval, which is placed in the district Ciutat Vella, which is placed next to the Gothic Quarter. This area is famous with its artists, the trendy bars and the fine restaurants. The night clubs here are very popular as well. The landmarks that have to be seen in El Raval district is the statue El Gat of the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, while the other hidden attraction here is the market La Boqueria. This actually is among the best markets in Europe, where one can find fresh fish, various seafood and many fine vegetables and fruits. Travelers should know however, that they have to keep their belongings close, since there might be pickpockets around.
The other place from the so called hidden attractions is the neighborhood Ciutat Vella and its Barceloneta area, which is generally known for its beautiful sandy beaches. The place features also many pubs and restaurants, set along the boardwalk. The area is great for trying the local beverage Cava with some tapas, which are some very tasty sandwiches. Other nice hidden places in Barcelona are the Plaza del Pi, which is a small square with lovely outdoor cafes, and paintings by artists. Not far from here is the area Carrer Palla, famous with its many antique shops. In case that you love to drink tea, make sure to visit the Petrixol area where are placed some of the nicest teashops in the city.
Those who love to go where history was made, should have a coffee at the Café de la Opera, that dates back to year 1850 and is close to the famous La Rambla area. Not far from here is also the area Escudellers, which is famous for the high concentration of pottery shops and some hidden bars and wineries.
This photo of Cafe de L’Opera
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