What Makes Barcelona A Major Tourist Destination?
Catalonia boasts of its capital Barcelona that in the year 2017 attracted an average of about 19 million tourists from across different countries in the world. The city is a former Roman city and that is why it carries a deep sense of history that is thrilling to every human.
There are many other causes that have made Barcelona stand out globally as a well renown tourist destination other that the deep roman history. One of the tourist attraction to the city are the sunny beaches. The basking in the sunny beaches is essential for holiday lovers and people who are taking some time off their busy schedules or even lovers who are on their honeymoon and they come here to bond and be with one another hence improving relations.
Barcelona’s second tourist attraction is the iconic architecture that is considered by many locals as inspiring. Walking or chauffeured tours around the city by travel agencies can help the tourists have a glimpse about the works of art and even save them a lot of time while introducing plans that they didn’t have. The Buildings now in the city include the Sagrada Familia, a Roman cathedral, Casa Batllo, the allure, wonderful mosaics and many others some of which are works of famous artists like Antoni Gaudi.
The other attraction in the city is the UNESCO world heritage sites. These include places of cultural, educational or historical significance that are protected by the world organization. Examples of these places are the Parque Guell and the Palau de la Musica Catalana among many more.
The third tourist attraction is the largest metropolitan park. Parc de Collserola is the largest park in the city and it’s the most famous even though the city has more than sixty others and has an amusement park that families can enjoy. The park also thrills the residents and the visitors who love to go there and enjoy the beautiful nature, an observation tower and a Tibidabo mountain.
The other popular attractions to the city are the museums. The most popular of museums include the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Fandacio Joan Mir. To spice things up, it’s a wonder that the FC Barcelona owns one of these museums.
The city of Barcelona also boasts of having another tourist attraction that is the passion for soccer. The city boasts of a big stadium called the Camp Nou that hosts around ninety-five thousand people. The city is also linked with one of the best football clubs in the world that is Fc Barcelona. World football stars like Lionel Messi play in this club and they attract football lovers from all over to come and watch them play.