REASONS WHY BARCELONA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Added on: 20th Aug 2016
Let us start out with one of the most important reasons why
living in Barcelona is such a pleasure: The great Mediterranean
climate. With warm temperatures nearly all year round, clear sky
and almost 2,600 hours of sunshine annually, Barcelona usually
makes its residents happy just with its beautiful weather.
As Barcelona is located right on the coast of the Mediterranean
Sea, it is not surprising that the city has long miles of great
beaches. If you find the city´s most popular beaches such as
La Barceloneta too crowded for you, hop on a train and after a
short ride, you can enjoy some peace and quiet in nice
sleepy beach towns like Sant Pol de Mar.
It is no secret that Barcelona is gastronomes´ paradise.
With thousands of excellent restaurants to be found in the city,
Barcelona particularly stands out when it comes to seafood.
Based on the Mediterranean diet, the Catalan cuisine
is delicious and healthy at the same time.
One of the greatest way to explore Barcelona is on a bike.
Featuring a dense network of bike lanes and fleets, the
city is also famous for “Bicing” – a bicycle sharing system
adopted in 2007. Its purpose is to cover small and medium daily
routes within the city in a climate-friendly way, eliminating the
pollution, roadway noise, and traffic congestion.
If you are not a fan of cycling, you can use local public
transport to discover the city. Barcelona has very reliable and
comprehensive public transport with metro, buses, trams, trains
and cable cars covering almost every corner of the city.
Just the renowned Barcelona Metro itself comprises of 11
different lines that will get you pretty much everywhere.
Barcelona is a real heaven for all architecture fans.
Combining breath-taking gothic structures with magnificent
modern buildings, the city is known to be the hometown of
Antoni Gaudí, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.
Gaudí´s fascinating architectural wonders can be admired
almost all over the city.
If there is one stunning piece of architecture that deserves our
special attention, it is the iconic landmark of Barcelona,
Sagrada Familia. Having been under construction since as
early as 1882, this monumental Roman Catholic Church combines
Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. The Gaudí´s
masterpiece is scheduled to be finished in 2026.
Apart from Sagrada Familia, there is one more thing that has
made Barcelona famous all over the world. It is the local soccer
(football) club FC Barcelona. The club is one of the most
supported, successful, valuable and richest sport teams in the
world. 23-time Spanish champions, “Barca” just keep millions
of their fans all over the world happy. Visca el Barca!
Football is not the only sport enjoyed by the Barcelonans.
They also enjoy table tennis. There are over a hundred of
outdoor ping-pong tables scattered all over Barcelona,
ready for you and your friends.