The city of Barcelona is located in Catalonia, a region in the northeast of Spain. The city is graced with a beach, nearby mountains and many historical buildings.
1. How to get there
Travel to Barcelona is you are into architecture, food and long walks by the beach. The easiest way to get to the city is to book a cheap flight to Barcelona in advance. The city has one main airport, connected to the center by a shuttle bus, and another airport in the neighbouring province of Girona. Another option is to take the high-speed AVE train from Madrid.
2. Where to stay
The city of Barcelona has many hostels, hotels and a variety of apartments available for rent. Before travelling to Barcelona, choose what you want to visit, and look for a hotel within walking distance of the main attractions on your list. There are many apartments for rent along the set of main streets, Las Ramblas, which have lower prices than the hotels.
If you are on a budget and want to explore the city on foot, then booking a hostel in the Gothic Quarter is the ideal option. The Gothic Quarter is located steps away from the city center, and is known for its variety bars, lounges, ethnic restaurants, party hostels, shops and Gothic buildings, including the city)s oldest cathedral. &t is well connected to the city by public transport, an option for those who want to explore the Parc Guell park, famous for its Gaudi design, and the Montjuic area, where a palace with dancing fountains is located.
3. Where to eat
Usually, eating out is a large portion of your holiday budget. &n Barcelona, with its selection of Michelin-starred restaurants, rooftop bars and lounges serving futuristic drinks, it is tempting to spend all your savings on tasting what the city has to offer. However, the city offers a large variety of options for those travelling on a budget.
Check out one of the many local markets, where you will find authentic Catalan food at a lower price. In the rather well-known Boqueria market, located just off the main street of Las Ramblas, you will find traditional sweets, homemade jams, fresh fruit and vegetables from nearby regions and many iced, fruity drinks ideal for combating the heat. In the more centric and more traditional Sant Antoni market you will find stands selling cured jamón ham, many types of cheese, dried fruits and other ingredients popular with the locals. Grab some chapata bread straight from the oven, ham, cheese, fruit, and head to one of the many parks to enjoy the views. At the Parc Guell you will find many colourful statues covered in mosaics and an observation deck that has views towards the city and the sea. The more centric Ciutadella park has several museums, a lake where boats can be rented and a zoo.
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