Travel not to escape life but for life not to escape you
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A lively city , where the old and the new mingle in a unique way. Barcelona is hard to be described in just eight things but these eight things suggested here are a good start.
1. Τake an afternoon walk around MNAC and Font Magica : MNAC (aka Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), housed in Palau Nacional, is very interesting museum with an excellent collection of Romanesque church paintings and Catalan art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Modernisme . But even more interesting is to take an afternoon walk at the surrounding area. The site was selected to host the 1929 International Exposition, which was the first huge project to reconstruct the city. Palau Nacional, Placa D’ Espanya, Avinguda De La Reina Maria Cristina, Font Mogica and the pilars based on the campanile of St Mark’s in Venice were all part of a larger project that transformed the whole area. The huge stairways, the cascading fountains and the gardens are all spectacular and along with the magnificent view of the city will make your walk spectacular. Come here during sunset to watch the Font Magica show, when the fountain “dances” to the rhythm of polular music (for info about the show check here).