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A great Spanish trip: fun facts about Barcelona – Part 2

A great Spanish trip: fun facts about Barcelona – Part 2

A great Spanish trip: fun facts about Barcelona – Part 2 will bring you some more interesting facts to consider while traveling to the wonderful second largest and first visited city in Spain.

Here are a few things you may not be aware of about the center of Catalonia and its core:

  1. Barcelona today has seven beaches spanning over a surface of 4.5 kilometers. This may not sound very spectacular, but the fact that Barcelona had no beaches until 1992 may! Well, as you may suspect, this coast didn’t exactly appear by magic. The beaches are artificial and were created when Spain decided to host the Olympic Games in town.
  2. What Barcelona is and has always been is a huge port. It is also Europe’s largest cruise port, with about 3.6 million cruise ships stopping by every year.
  3. Barcelona has a lost of stories to tell and history and art to brag about; but it is the FC Barcelona sports museum the cultural center that holds the first position in people’s preferences. People love coming here and it is the most visited museum in the city. Seems like quite a lot of people love football, which is not necessarily surprising.
  4. Antoni Gaudi, the local hero architect, is present all over the city through his amazing creations. One of the most emblematic buildings in the Sagrada Familia, an amazing neo-gothic church, a grandiose building that reflects all things about the Spanish spirituality.
  5. Of all the nine Barcelona UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven are signed by Antoni Gaudi: Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, La Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, Crypt of the Church at Colonia Guell.
  6. There is actually a “pastry making guild” in Barcelona. Why is this particularly interesting? Because they own a very popular museum: the Chocolate Museum!

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