An impressive sight and the crowning glory of the football community in Spain, Camp Nou is one of the largest stadiums in Europe. Home ground of the beloved FC Barcelona, known simply as Barça to locals, this spectacular stadium was constructed in 1957 on a separate piece of land when the expansion of the Camp de Les Corts stadium was deemed impossible due to lack of space. The stadium is sometimes referred to as the 'house that Kubala built', in reference to the great Slovak-Hungarian goal scorer who played for Barça through the 1950s. Kubala was so popular with spectators that the stadium was even unable to accommodate the extraordinary masses that flocked to watch him play on more than one occasion. Camp Nou can accommodate more than a whopping 99,000 spectators at a time, and is profoundly iconic for its vibrant bleachers, painted in the club's royal blue and red colors.
A landmark district in Barcelona, the Portal de l'Àngel is always filled with people looking for a bargain inside one of the cool boutiques. Located in the Ciutat Vella (old city), the Portal de l'Àngel has a wide variety of stores and it is the second most popular area to shop in the city. The district extends from the Plaça Catalunya and runs along the Avinguda Diagonal all the way to the Barri Gòtic.
Located in Barcelona's traditional fishing quarter of the same name, Barceloneta Beach runs parallel to the esplanade to one side of the Port Olympic. Spanning a length of 422 meters, the beach's soft sand set against shimmering turquoise waters fringed by swaying palms is the ideal sun-drenched retreat. Thronged by tourists looking to soak up some Mediterranean warmth under the shade of striped umbrellas, the beach also has a variety of useful facilities as well as a lifeguard on site. A few meters from the beach, the seafood eateries tucked into Barcelonata's bylanes serve authentic Catalan seafood and are a local favorite.
There's no better place to get a rush than the Tibidabo Amusement Park, an exhilarating attraction that opened on top of Tibidabo Mountain in 1901. Begin your visit to this family-friendly attraction with a panoramic ride up the Tibidabo Cable Car then hit the rides. Hold on to your seat on a stomach-turning roller coaster, watch your kids take a trip on the miniature train, or take a scenic flight on the historic Red Aeroplane ride. You'll also discover great performances, wonderful restaurants, and an outstanding view of Barcelona on offer here. Thrill seekers welcome.
It all began with a certain Luis Marti Codolar donating his animal collection to the City Council in 1892. Today, Zoo Barcelona is one of the most visited spots in Parc de la Ciutadella. Over 7000 animals from over 500 different species call this beautiful sanctuary their home. Exotic mammals like anteaters, hippos, and mangabeys offset enchanting birds like the black vulture and red front macaw. Fascinating amphibians and reptiles round out the fauna housed at the zoo, and all around, majestic Grevíl-lea and Om trees represent beautiful flora. Beyond its incredible wildlife, the attraction's commitment to ecological conservation and preservation is a big selling point, as if guests weren't already lining up to experience the wonderful Zoo Barcelona.
An architectural and historical landmark of the city, the Poblenou Cemetery is a popular attraction for its notable burials and numerous statues and monuments. Constructed in the early 19th Century, it was designed by Italian architect Antonio Ginesi and is divided into two sections; the normal burial niches are located at the front of the cemetery while the more extravagant area of mausolea and monuments which catered to the wealthier population of the city, are at the back. The cemetery is visited by a large number of tourists from around the world to admire its architectural beauty and the nostalgic aura that surrounds the place. The Kiss of Death sculpture, located in this cemetery, particularly attracts the attention of each visitor because of the bittersweet undertone that it gives to the observer. It depicts a marble sculpture of a skeleton planting a kiss on young man's forehead as it prepares to lift him away. A visit to this cemetery, surely gives a very enchanting experience to the visitor.
Located along the main shores of Barcelona's vast stretched coast, at the rear of the Passeig Joan de Borbó, the Port Vell Marina is a public waterfront dock where boats can be moored. Surrounded by pristine views of the sea, night-time bars, restaurants, and cinemas, this port is the place to be to soak in the entertainment and nightlife scene of Barcelona. For those who arrive in their own private boats, the Port Vell Marina offers top-notch services like 24 hours electricity supply, a fueling station, drinking water, showers as well as boat maintenance. For more details on reservations and services provided, please check the website.
Offering 360-degree panoramic views of the beautiful Catalunian capital city of Barcelona, Teleferic de Montjuic is a famous tourist attraction. The Montjuic Cable Car offers a gondola lift and birds-eye perspective of the architectural wonders that the historic city of Barcelona is famous for all over the world. From within its modern cable cars, visitors can view some of the city's most revered and emblematic landmarks, including the Agbar Tower, Sagrada Familia, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Fundacio Miro, Poble Espanyol, and the Olympic and Sports Museum.