Best Things to do in Barcelona
Barcelona could be the capital and largest city of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city, with a population of over one and half million people (over five million in the whole province).This city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has an abundant history, having been under Roman, then Frank law before declaring its independence.This beautiful city is packed with what European cities are noted for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core centre of town, focused round the Ciutat Vella (“Old City”) provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience living of Barcelona as the beaches the town was built upon provide sun and relaxation through the long periods of agreeably warm weather. It features a classic “Mediterranean climate” with mild, humid winters and hot, dry summers. While you will find four distinct seasons to the year, they are not at all of equal length if measured by conditions as opposed to equinoxes.
Most visitors to Barcelona know its urban beaches, but away from capital is where you’ll really experience all the Catalan coast must offer. Full of charming seaside towns and spectacular Blue Flag beaches, this stretch of the Mediterranean runs for some 360 miles, from the French border down to the Ebro Delta in the south. Fortunately, a lot of the coast is easily accessible by train from the town, meaning you may be sunning on the golden sand beaches of the Costa Dorada or the Maresme within an hour.Playa de Ocata is simply 10 miles northeast of Barcelona, Ocata is worlds away from the city’s perpetually crowded urban beaches. While a lot of the Maresme shoreline could be narrow, this wonderfully broad, 1.5-mile-long swath of sand ensures you are able to always find a spot for the towel—and maintain a healthy distance from fellow sun-worshippers.