Start your holiday by exploring the landmarks in town. The spires tickling the sky of the La Sagrada Familia Church, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, will leave you breathless. Afterward, take a tour of another Gaudi dream-turned-architectural reality in the Palau Guell. The home features two large iron gates at the entrance, which allowed guests to drive their horse-drawn carriages right into the parlor. Admiring stonework can build your appetite, so go for afternoon tapas. Placa Reial, a square in the Gothic Quarter, is the place for restaurants and bars. In the evening, the plaza turns into party central, with live music and nightclubs emerging out of nowhere. Some Barcelona vacation packages offer special dining and club promotions, so search for deals.
Festivals and Events
Rio isn’t the only place with a carnival. The Barcelona Carnival is growing every year, and if you find yourself there at the end of February or start of March, consider yourself lucky. For seven days it’s parades, dancing, and free-flowing sangria. Don’t forget to don a crazy mask while partaking in the festivities. Does that sound too frenzied? The Sala Montjuic may be more your speed. During July and August, the grounds of the medieval Montjuic Castle become a beautiful open air film festival. Enjoy jazz and movies from around the world under the Spanish stars. Get a car rental and drive up the winding roads to the castle for the films.
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