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Barcelona

The City

The city of Barcelona offers its visitors many tourist activities as diverse as a tour of the Roman city ruins or the most emblematic architectural buildings of the Catalan Modernism.

Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya in the center of the city, the Paseo de Gracia with its luxury boutiques, the Cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, or the Santa Maria del Mar church.

Barcelona and its colors and shapes, evokes the spaces created by Antoni Gaudí. Among his most notable works are the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. There are scooter rental services such as Via Vespa which makes visiting the city and all its highlights a fun and original experience.

La Roca Village: The must-visit shopping destination

 If you love fashion then you can’t miss a trip to La Roca Village while you’re visiting Barcelona.

Located just 40 minutes from the centre of the city and the breathtaking Costa Brava, and considered a meeting point for local and international visitors to the region,  La Roca Village, part of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, offers an exclusive shopping experience, featuring more than 130 boutiques of the finest international fashion and lifestyle brands with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, from Monday to Sunday.

The Mediterranean-style Village is an interpretation of a traditional Catalan town, complete with detailing inspired by historical buildings, such as Gaudi’s trencadís technique. The boutiques, positioned along a sun-kissed boulevard in a charming open-air setting, include Bulgari, Camper, Etro, FC Botiga Barcelona Official Store, Furla, Longchamp, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Philip Plein, Pretty Ballerinas, Sandro, Swarovski, TAG Heuer, TUMI, Zwilling and many more.

As well as exceptional savings, La Roca Village offers guests a selection of hospitality services, including Hands-free Shopping – allowing guests to shop without having to carry around their purchases, a Tourist Information Centre, multilingual staff, daily Shopping Express® coach service connecting Barcelona and the Village, instant tax refund and currency exchange service, Personal Shopper, free Wi-Fi, and restaurants and cafés offering a variety of regional and international cuisine, including halal-friendly options. In addition, the Village partners with a number of frequent flyer programmes, which means guests can earn miles while they shop with Avios, Miles&More, Flying Blue, Etihad Guest and Aeroflot.

www.larocavillage.com

 

 

The Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Tibidabo)

The Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at the top of Tibidabo, was built between 1902 and 1961, under the direction of the Barcelona architect Enric Sagnier.


In addition to the small chapel built on the highest point of the mountain, the temple has a crypt Neo-Byzantine style, with close to modernism decor, and a neo-Gothic Basilica topped by a majestic bronze statue of the Sacred Heart.


From its terraces open to the four winds, you can enjoy privileged views of Barcelona and a remarkable extension of Catalonia.

https://tibidabo.salesianos.edu/

Activities

In the city of Barcelona there are many activities to choose, not only tourism, such as shopping or tasting the most representative dishes of  Catalan cuisine.

Let yourself be carried away by the charm of Paseo de Gracia or Pelayo street and discover exclusive shops that will welcome you to  international brands and modern design stores as well as traditional establishments.


You can also enjoy the best restaurants in the city, such as those awarded with the renowned Michelin Stars.

The Tibidabo

The Tibidabo is the highest point of the Collserola mountain range in the city of Barcelona. It is known for its wonderful views over the city as well as its natural spaces, among which we can find the Tibidabo amusement park.

The Tibidabo amusement park, the oldest in Spain, is an ideal place for family enjoyment with the little ones, where enjoy more than 25 attractions  both for adults and children.

In Tibidabo you can also find other places of interest such as:

 

  • The Templed of the Sacred Heart
  • The Fabra Observatori an astronomical observatory  built in 1901,  that continues  working today  on scientific research into the three branches for which it has been known over the last 100 years: meteorology, seismology and astronomy
  • The Collserola Communications Tower is a unique work of engineering in our country

The Gran Hotel La Florida has the privilege of being in this incomparable environment, with the best views of the city of Barcelona.

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