For People planning to visit Barcelona during the year end holiday season, there are a number of popular tourist attractions to see and enjoy. Touring families might need to extend their holidays as two or three days might not be sufficient to visit even the most important places of attraction. It’s better to plan for five days of holiday fun at Barcelona. There are many apartment rentals available in Barcelona to stay and enjoy your sight seeing. While visiting Barcelona, touring families should pay a visit to the following places.
1. Sagrada Familia
This is an architectural wonder conceived and built by the famous Architect Antonio Gaudi. It has taken nearly 80 years to build this architectural marvel, and it is still not finished. One of the highlights of this structure is the usage of 22 kinds of stones for decorating the exterior and the interior of this church. The main facade of this structure called the glory facade faces south East pointing towards the sea and consists of four majestic towers joined together by porticos. There are three chapels located in this majestic complex. These chapels come with intricately designed geometric patterns as part of its interior.
2. Barcelona Aquarium
This is one of the largest Aquariums in Europe and needs at least two days to cover all the sections of the aquarium. Kids and grown ups have a range of activities to experience sea life as it happens. Some of the thrilling activities include becoming an underwater observer, where one would scuba dive deep in to the aquarium waters and closely observe the sharks, the rays and the moonfish. For those new to scuba diving, there are scuba diving instruction lessons available at the aquarium. There is another exciting adventure activity available for thrill seekers in the form of diving with sharks. This event is only open to experienced divers who are above 18 years of age. This diving exercise is split in to three parts, namely the guided tour, theoretical class and dive in the Oceanarium.
3. Spanish Village
This is another beautiful place where one could see a mini Spain in the form of houses and architecture models that can be seen in different corners of Spain. There are also a number of shops available in this village that sells traditional Spanish hand crafted goods. This is the place in Barcelona which hosts the famous Flamenco show every year.
4. Barcelona Football Club Stadium Tour and Museum
One of the most successful football clubs in the world, FC Barcelona had its origins here. Visitors can visit the dressing room and come through the tunnel to enter the stadium. There is also a museum that traces the history of the club including all the famous players who had come to this club from different parts of the globe.
Opting for an Apartment Rental accommodation
One of the ideal ways to stay in Barcelona with family members is to go for apartment rentals. By renting an apartment, families get to save substantially on the hotel room per day rentals which are usually on the higher side during holiday season. Families can prepare food of their own choice without having to depend on the menu served by the restaurants. Kitchen comes with all the appliances to cook and store food. Finally family members get to stay in a homely atmosphere and feel at ease.