Discover the charming city Barcelona in Catalunia, Spain

Discover the charming city Barcelona, Spain


Great city with lots of attractions, entertainment, shopping and beautiful beaches.

Here are some tips and facts about the beautiful city Barcelona.

Attractions in Barcelona

Attractions are many and the most visited attractions are Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. All designed by famed architect Antonio Gaudi.

Moreover, a football (soccer)  match on Camp Nou is a great experience when one of the best football teams FC Barcelona plays a home game. Stadium seats about. 100 000 persons, and is often almost sold out.

Barcelona coast beach

Lovely beaches in and around Barcelona

Barcelona’s coastline is perceived as one long beach, but the many small bays have different names and different activities.

The beach is best near Port Olympic, powdery sand and plenty of beach cafes and restaurants.


Shopping in Barcelona is a delight with so many stores of all kinds. Small cozy grocery stores in the Gothic Quarter.


Market St. Josep in the middle of La Rambla is nice.


Placa de Catalunya, at the top of La Ramblas, you find the large department store El Corte Ingles.

With everything you need, also a restaurant with panoramic views of Barcelona on the top floor.

More things to see and do in and around Barcelona

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Carnivals in Europe

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Enjoy the famous Venice Carnival, 4 – 21 February 2023

Enjoy the most famous carnival in Europe, Venice Carnival.
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Sitges Carnival, Spain. 16 – 22 February 2023

Every year, just before the commencement of Lent, the Barcelona-adjacent seaside resort of Sitges goes crazy with its carnival !!
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Carnival Santa Cruz Tenerife, Spain

Wild street parties at Tenerife Carnival, 17 – 26 February 2023

Tenerife Carnaval main celebrations are in the capital city, Santa Cruz. An extravaganza of dance, colours, lights and music.
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Colossus of Prora on Rugen

Colossus of Prora on Rugen


Stroll along the beach approx. 4 km from Binz, or take the little train Prora Express.

A large construction on the east coast of Rügen in the middle of the mile-long bay between Binz and Sassnitz.

Prora is named after a hill on Rügen and would become a holiday resort for 20.000 guests.

Construction began in 1936, but because of the war, it was never quite finished.

Today it is a historical monument of the Nazi-era in Germany.

Not very nice, but interesting with its history.

Several museums are located at one end of the Colossus.

During 2014 – 2017 most of it was renovated to apartments.


Parts of the Colossus are now hostels and youth hostel where you can stay cheaply.

Links for more information;

DJH Jugendherberge Prora  – Youth hostel Prora

Prora Express train

Prora center website

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