16 - 17 October, 2018
Le Meridien Ra Beach Hotel
+44 (0)207 368 9516
Welcome To Barcelona!
When & Where…
16th-17th October 2018
Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa
1 El Vendrell, 43880 Spain
Tel: (34) 977 694200
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Top 5 things to do in Barcelona!
1. Sagrada Família
Visit the iconic Sagrada Familia - a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although not finished, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Building of the Sagrada Família began in 1882. Gaudí started working on it in 1883. He took over the project, and changed it with his ideas on architecture and engineering. Gaudí worked on it until he died. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the building was finished.
2. Park Güell
Park Güell is certainly one of the most famous sights of Barcelona. The landmark of the park is a friendly dragon, watching over the entrance of the market hall. The hall, with a forest of Roman-inspired columns, supports the main eye catcher, the large terrace. The allusion to Roman temple refers to a Roman road that led here. Getting there: Take the metro L3 to the station Lesseps. From there it's about 10-15 minutes by foot.
3. La Rambla, Barcelona
La Rambla is the central most boulevard which cuts through the heart of the city centre and is a vibrant and lively promenade filled with Barcelona action at its best. It is approximately 1.2 kilometres long with Port Vell (near the cruise port terminal) at the Southern most end and Plaça Catalunya at the northern most end.
If you have your back to Port Vell and you are looking up towards Catalunya along the Ramblas on your left hand side is the Raval area and on your right-hand side is the Barri Gòtic (or Gothic Quarter).
4. Casa Milà
Casa Milà was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí. It’s known worldwide for its artistic and heritage value and in 1984 was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Casa Milà was one of the last civil works by Gaudí and is currently the only Gaudí interpretation centre in Barcelona that’s devoted to providing an understanding of the work of this inspiring architect. A visit to the site will give you a glimpse into its original purpose, which was an apartment building, through a display of the home and life of a Barcelona bourgeois family during the early part of the twentieth century. Today, Casa Milà still features some private homes of those who are lucky enough to live in this architectural masterpiece.
5. Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
The beautiful neighbourhood known as the Gothic Quarter is so called because it used to be the Roman village and thus has some remnants of its glorious past. These days because of the constant modernization it is easy to spot an ancient building right next to one built in the 90s. It is this mix of old and new that brings people from all over the world to stay in the Gothic Quarter.
The narrow, winding streets create quite a labyrinth and means that it may take a while to get your bearings.
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