A video slideshow with pictures
Barcelona is full of unique, modern and old architecture making this city as exciting and cultural as it is. The city was shaped with a vision to make it sociable, open, colourful and distinctive. Therefore, the town planning of the city itself is unique. Besides the Sagrada Familia and all the famous buildings by Gaudi, who shaped the city’s architectures to a major part, there are many more wondrously buildings in various forms. Amongst others you can see the Torre Telefonia, the Barcelona Pavilion and the Santa Caterina Market in this video slideshow, all with a completely different architectural style.
Public holiday in Spain
The working population can be happy – next week the 6th December, Friday, is a public holiday in entire Spain! :-) :-) :-)
Why? Every year it is “celebrated” as a public holiday to remind of the Constitution of Spain in 1978. In this year Spain left the years of dictatorship behind and finally became a democracy, granting its citizens more rights. It is not officially celebrated in Spain, except of open shopping malls and some political events. All shopping malls, stores and Corte Ingles are open, available for Christmas shopping. Since shopping in Barcelona is popular and a wonderful experience with plenty of shops, it will get crowded.
The 8th December is a public holiday as well. This year it’s not free, since it falls on a Sunday, which is free anyway. Normally, many people in Spain use both public holidays to take a long weekend and take a day off. This means for Barcelona, that traffic is even more extreme, so watch out for long traffic jams.
Above you can see the monument of the Constitutión located in Madrid. It shall remember everyone of that important year, when Spain became a democracy. Credit Pictures: Flickr Gallery Dario Alvarez
15 numeral facts about this beautiful cityBarcelona has a lot of interesting facts, which are worth to know. To make a beginning, we collected 15 numeral facts about beautiful Barcelona. Be amazed and share :-) (more...)
These are the principal 10 cultural attractions visited in Barcelona in 2012. Since Gaudi shaped the city a lot, his work appears three times in this list; La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. La Pedrera is even on place one with 47,8 %.