City of Barcelona
SOME SAY IT IS THE COOLEST CITY IN EUROPE, SOME SAY IT HAS CHIC LIKE NO OTHER...
Barcelona is a city perceived as a magnet for beautiful people will always buck national trends. This probably explains why Barcelona is looking a better bet than the still struggling Costas. Alex Vaughan, a British agent of Lucas Fox reports sales turnover is up by 250 per cent on a year ago. The Spanish government is wooing overseas buyers, and stylish two-bedroom apartments in classic buildings that require renovation prior to entry are available for about £80,000. This could be the perfect time to invest in a buy-to-let property in a landmark European city. The neighborhoods of El Raval, Ghotic, Eixample, Borne have fantastic potential comparing to other big cities in Europe.
Barcelona is the only European club to have played continental football every season since 1955, and one of three clubs to have never been relegated from La Liga, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. In 2009, Barcelona became the first club in Spain to win the treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.
That same year, it also became the first football club ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year, thus completing the sextuple, comprising the aforementioned treble and the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. In the 2014-15 season, Barcelona won another historic treble, making them the first club in European football to win the treble twice.
Barcelona is the 10th-most-visited city in the world and the third most visited in Europe after London and Paris, with 8 million tourists every year since 2012. With its Rambles, Barcelona is ranked the most popular city to visit in Spain.
Barcelona as internationally renowned a tourist destination, with numerous recreational areas, one of the best beaches in the world, mild and warm climate, historical monuments, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many good-quality hotels, and developed tourist infrastructure.
Barcelona’s cultural roots go back 2000 years. Since the arrival of democracy, the Catalan language has been promoted, both by recovering works from the past and by stimulating the creation of new works.
Barcelona is a world-class city with monumental architecture and cultural institutions that are leading the world. From the exceptional architecture of Gaudi to the mesmerizing paintings of Miro and the world class museums of modern art – Barcelona is leading the European chic.
Barcelona beach was listed as number one in a list of the top ten city beaches in the world according to National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Barcelona contains seven beaches, totaling 4.5 kilometers of coastline. Sant Sebastià, Barceloneta and Somorrostro beaches, are the largest, oldest and the most-frequented beaches in Barcelona.
The region of Barceloneta consists some of the finest restaurants of Barcelona and modern architectural monuments and surrounded by a pleasant boulevard full of strollers, roller bladers, bikers and skateboarders killing time in the sun.
With the exceptional works of Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona has become an architectural trend setter for the world and pivot of refined architecture. Sagrada Família church, Park Güell, Casa Milà – all represent the amazing vision of Gaudi but also the fine ground for innovation that is Barcelona.
The city is home to modern icons like the Torre Diagonal Zero Zero, The famous Torre Agbar, Barceloneta Market and many others.
One of the city’s advantages is the Catalan way of life. The city is awaken to its fullest in the late evening, when the residents hit the streets to enjoy a night out at some of the best scenes Euroe can offer. Barcelona’s attractions is, of course, the renowned Las Ramblas Boulevard, the main artery of the city, which stretches from Placa Catalunya right down to the harbour.
This huge thoroughfare is heaving 24 hours a day with tourists, theatre goers, party animals and more. On both sides of the Ramblas you will find the old city of Barcelona and its quarters of El Raval and Gothic – both are teaming with restaurants, bars and fashionable icons. The Port Olimpic also contains some glitzy and high glamour places to see and be seen when in Barcelona.
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