Barcelona (Spain) is one of the most complex travel destinations across Europe because tourist attractions in Barcelona go beyond laying in the sun or visiting the city center; it is the place of the famous Gothic cathedral – Sagrada Familia which is Gaudi’s work – the most amazing architect worldwide.
Here is a short travel guide info for people who choose the magnificent Catalan city as their next destination:
– the local currency is the Euro (Spain is an EU member since 1986 – at the time, the EU was called The European Economic Community);
– the Catalan national holiday is September 11th (also called La Diada); the Spain’s national holiday is October 12th;
– the official languages are Catalan and Spanish, and most of the population is Catholic.
Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, with mild and warm winters, and dry summers, which makes it perfect for visit all year round.
With millions of tourists visiting the city throughout the year, Barcelona is a crowded city, where free parking spaces are quite rare – which makes the use of public transport (the bus, the metro etc.) to be the best choice. The bicycle can also be a smart choice if you want to get your way through the crowded streets.
As a tourist in Barcelona, you will need either an national identity card (if you are a EU citizen) or a passport (for citizens outside the EU area).