Top Attractions And Accommodation In Barcelona

By: Gaizka Pujana

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In Barcelona , you can choose between holiday apartments, hotel accommodation or even a combination of the two called Aparthotels. Few tourists think of renting a holiday apartment but if you are visiting Barcelona in a group of three or more people, then booking an apartment can work out cheaper than hotel accommodation. Furthermore, who wouldn't prefer staying in an exclusive apartment, with all the modern conveniences, at the same price as hotel accommodation?

The Aparthotel is a rather new holiday accommodation development in Barcelona. It is a small apartment that is situated within a hotel. It offers a cost-effective alternative for groups or families that want to stay together, or for groups of business colleagues that are spending time in Barcelona. Aparthotels holiday rentals normally have en-suite kitchens that enable you to store and prepare your own food.

Once your holiday accommodation has been booked, look at some of the top tourist attractions that Barcelona has to offer. Most people love Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi (although a minute few hate it). It basically is a giant temple that has been under construction ever since 1882. To top this, they are planning to still be busy for another thirty to eighty years (depending on how much resources and funds will be at their disposal) before it will be finalised.

L' Aquarium de Barcelona is a popular Barcelona attraction, especially for the kids and young ones. The aquarium is based at the at Port Vell (in the Barcelona Port Area)

The Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol de Montjuic) is a tiny Spanish village with different areas that replicate architecture styles from different districts of Spain. The Spanish Village is also home to a great many workshops and specialist craft shops where visitors can see some traditionally made Spanish goods. The Spanish Village is also where the Famous Flamenco show is held at tablao de Carmen, which may help boost it's popularity.

La Pedrera (Casa Mila) is another one of the great Antonio Gaudi masterpieces. It is also another one of his designs that forms part of the top 10 most visited sites in town. This building was always called Casa Mila but today it's more commonly known as La Pedrera, which means literally means "quarry". Gaudi was instrumental in completing this special building with his characteristic and unique colourful tiles mixed with wavy brickwork.

If you are a beach enthusiast, be sure to book hotel accommodation adjoining one of Barcelona's 7 beaches, which totals 4.5 kilometers of its coastline. The Sant Sebasti and Barceloneta beaches are both 1.1 kilometers in length, and are the oldest, biggest, and the most visited beaches in Barcelona. Its Olympic port separates it from the other Barcelona beaches: Nova Icria, Mar Bella, Bogatell, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant.

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