Thursday, July 31, 2008

5 Reasons to Why You should Select Barcelona for Your Next Holiday Destination

1. The weather - Barcelona weather is generally good throughout the year with warm sunny days in Summer and mild winters which make it a kind of destination you can visit at any time of year.

2. Diverse Cultural Activities - Barcelona has wonderful cultural activities that happen frequently throughout the year. There are also staple "fiestas" that happen each year:
The following are the cultural activities and fiestas in Barcelona.

  • New Year's Day

  • Epiphany

  • Good Friday

  • Easter

  • St. John's Day – also known as Sant Joan -fireworks, bonfires and beach parties are the order of the day.

  • National Day of Catalonia

  • La Merce Day - The biggest, most colourful and wild festival in Barcelona - make sure you are in a party mood!

  • Columbus Day

  • All Saints Day

  • Christmas
3. Beaches on your doorstep – Unlike many of other European destinations in Barcelona you have golden sandy beaches only a few kilometres from the city centre. There are plenty of things to do on the beach except swim. Windsurfing and kite surfing are popular. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink from one of the many beach huts.

Barcelona Beaches

  • Barceloneta Beach - Barceloneta is one of the most famousof Barcelona beaches and therefore it can get quite busy during the summer months.

  • Icaria Beach

  • Mar Bella Beach (Nudist beach)

4. Diversity, Beauty And History - The city has a diverse range of architecture from the winding old streets in the Barri Gotic (Gothic quarter old town) to the modern and stylish Eixample district. You can also see some of the most unique and inspiring architecture in the world thanks to Antoni Gaudi one of Barcelona´s most famous architects. The Gothic quarter still has remains from when the Romans were here.

5. Bars, Nightlife and Restaurants Galore - Barcelona has a diverse nightlife and evening culture.

The summer season is the best time to visit Barcelona. With warm sunny days every day, it is a great time to pop down to one of Barcelona's beaches. For those of you thinking of visiting Barcelona in the summer season, then you can make a lot out of it with the summer sales. Starting in the first week of July until the end of August shops all over the city will be slashing their prices by as much as 50%. If you love shopping then this is a great time to visit the city. Aim to arrive here in July to make the most of the sales. At this time there is still a lot of variety of sale items in the stores. Towards the mid of August many of the best items have been snapped up by avid shoppers.