EXPLANATIONS WHY BARCELONA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Added on: 15th Nov 2016
Las Ramblas is an about 1.2 km (0.75 mi) long boulevard in the
heart of Barcelona connecting Plaça de Catalunya with the
Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. Fringed with trees
on both sides and brimming with shops, kiosks, cafes and
restaurants, this iconic street is generally considered the
most vibrant and lively part of Barcelona.
Catalonia is blessed with diverse, fertile soils and a warm climate;
perfect conditions for wine-making. It is therefore not surprising
that Barcelona hosts a variety of delicious wines and
hundreds of little, family run wineries.
Visible from almost any place in Barcelona, Tibidabo is at
512 metres (1,680ft), the highest point in the city. Dominated by
the Sagrat Cor Church that resembles a magical castle, the
peak affords spectacular views over the city and the
New York City is usually referred to as the “city that never
sleeps”, but Barcelona also ranks very high when it comes to
a dynamic and hoping nightlife. From Las Ramblas to the
Gothic Quarter and Raval, all of the central neighbourhoods
have their own nightlife style with music clubs, bars,
pubs and a host of dance parties.
Barcelona boasts of 68 enormous municipal parks, of which
12 are historic parks, 5 are thematic (botanical) parks, 45 are
urban parks and 6 are forest parks. Barcelona´s most famous
park is the Park Guell, a public park system composed of
gardens and architectonic elements. Designed by Gaudí, the
park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Celebrated in late September since 1687, La Merce is an annual
festival to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy.
During this long week festival, there are about 600 events spread
throughout the plazas, streets, museums and parks of Barcelona,
attracting almost 2 million visitors every year.
La Merce is not the only festival in Barcelona. Every March 3,
for instance, the neighbourhood of Gracia celebrates Sant Medir,
festival fondly known in Catalan as “la festa més dolça”,
“the sweetest festival”. During the festival´s parade, 60 tons
of sweets are given away to local children.
In Barcelona, street art can be seen literally in every corner
and it is much more than just painted walls. In some areas,
even the store shutters and other suitable objects are
transformed into colourful and vibrant art pieces. It is in
Raval and Gotico where the most elaborate and impressive
graffiti and urban paintings can be found.