Barcelona abounds with history Deatrich Wise Jr. Limited Jersey , culture and art. Spain锟絪 second largest city, it is situated in the Cataluna region with the Catalan government based here. Cataluna has its own unique culture and a language separate from Spanish. Barcelona itself is an elegant city and due to its location on the Mediterranean coast is a major port and industrial centre. Architecture in the city is magnificent with the oldest historical buildings found in the Gothic Quarter, most importantly the 13th century cathedral. Famous for being the home of Picasso, it also features work by Antonio Gaudi, the modernist architect. The seafront has undergone recent development and is a popular place for recreation and leisure and there are plans in the future for a marine wildlife park.
The Gothic Quarter is the hub of the city and most popular attraction for tourists. It embraces museums and monuments Antonio Garcia Limited Jersey , art galleries and fascinating little boutiques next to trendy cafes and restaurants located in the narrow cobbled streets and medieval buildings.
The Cathedral of Barcelona is the main attraction in the Gothic quarter. Built in the 14th century it is erected on the grounds of Roman worship grounds and dedicated to Saint Eulalia, the patron saint of Barcelona. Next to it is the plaza where a variety of street performers and artists perform along with an antique market and many types of birds on sale.
Las Rambas is a long avenue full of activities and fascinating sights. Take a stroll from the Placa de Catalunya at the centre of the city to the monument of Columbus on the waterfront and you will see street performers, small animals for sale, street cafes and restaurants, exotic flowers and much more. There are five sections to the avenue each with a different name and eccentricity. Stop off to visit the hundred year old Boqueria Market where you can buy fresh produce Derek Rivers Limited Jersey , meat, fish, and dried fruit. At the waterfront is a pier with a beach nearby and many restaurants, movie theatres and night-clubs.
On the mountain behind the city is a Greek theatre, museums and sculptures as well as the Olympic Stadium. At the base of the mountain are the Montjuich Castle and the Magic Fountains where a show of light Isaiah Wynn Limited Jersey , water and music is held every weekend attracting hundreds of visitors.
How to get around
The best way to see the sights amongst the twisting streets and narrow alleyways of the Gothic Quarter and other areas is to walk. If you don锟絫 like the idea of walking then take the underground, the fastest and most convenient way to get around the city with five lines connecting most of the main attractions. There is an extensive bus system and also night buses that run on some of the routes. Taxis are yellow and black and fares reasonable, although higher at night and weekends. There is also a new tram system that is fast and reliable way to see the sights.
Barcelona has some of the best shopping in Spain offering designer clothes, galleries, boutiques Women's Jordan Matthews Jersey , arts and crafts. Along with the popular stores there are many winding streets that lead to all sorts of treasures with individual stylish boutiques and unusual jewellery to be discovered. If you are interested in art, then C. Montcada is a chic neighbourhood of art galleries, design studios and craft shops found near popular museums. Barcelona is also well known for its flea markets where you can pick up books, antiques, jewellery and lots of other unusual items.
Finding accommodation in Barcelona should not be too difficult Women's Jeremy Hill Jersey , since there are hundreds of Barcelona hotels available from budget to luxury class, in any suburb of Barcelona.
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LONDON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Britain's departure from the European Union should not prevent a high level of cooperation with France, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday at the end of a British-French summit.
The French president and British Prime Minister Theresa May both spoke after a day of talks and negotiations during which a series of agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed covering a wide range of topics from defense to culture.
Speaking at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst Women's Cyrus Jones Jersey , where the summit took place, Macros said he respected the Brexit decision by the British public but regretted it. He also said Britain could not have the same level of access to areas such as financial services once it left the EU.
He said he is not aiming to punish Britain, adding: "The choice is on the British side. If you want access to the single market, be my guest."
There may be some difficulties in the short term but the relationship will remain deep between the two close neighbors, Macron said.
May said she believed it is in the interest of both Britain and the EU to continue to have a good economic partnership with Britain.
"We will be looking for a deep and special partnership for the future Women's Jordan Richards Jersey ," she said, referring to the upcoming negotiations with Brussels on a future trading relationship.
Both sides agreed to British-funded improvements to border security along the French coast at Calais to deter migrants' intent on reaching Britain.
The British government is reported to be paying around 60 million U.S. dollars for enhance border controls on French soil.
An agreement was signed, Macron said to enable the famous Bayeux Tapestry to leave France for the first time in almost 1,000 years on loan for exhibition in Britain in 2022.
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