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A Vistit To Barcelona And Costa Brava
The history of the Iberian Peninsula dates back to the Romans. The most distinct impression is of what the Arabs who inhabited this region left. You can visit various Roman and Arab structures on your trip to Spain. You can also check out many other cathedrals and historic buildings to take in the rich and long history of Catalunya.

Catalunya goes from the French border all along the coast to the city of Valencia. Visit the cities of Lleida, Girona, and Tarragona to see something different on your days off from touring Barcelona. Each of these outlying cities has things to offer and you can make day excursions all around Barcelona to see more of Catalunya.

Thanks to Barcelona's amazing location, culture, and architecture it has been a beacon for all kind of tourism. You can stay outside the city at a beautiful beach resort to engage in water sports or stay closer in the city to take in culture.

One of Barcelona's most famed sites is the Sagrada Familia or the Sacred Family, for you non-Spanish speakers reading this. Antonio Gaudi, the famed Catalan architect, designed this in 1883. He worked through donations of the faithful and with other architects to begin construction of this massive structure. He decided to make his monument unique by rounding off the bell towers rather than letting them be square which is more traditional. By 1923, the Saint Joseph chapel, the crypt, and the east facing of the building was completed. Gaudi died in 1926 and was buried in the crypt.

Since his death the bell towers have been finished and other parts of the church have been completed, but the entire structure is not finished. You can find Gaudi's work in other parts of the city. Every tourist should make sure to see something by this renowned architect. Check out La Pedrera, Mila House, or the beautiful Park Guell just to name a few. Make sure though that the Sagrada Familia is definitely on your sightseeing list.

You can find loads of information on Barcelona through the Internet, agents, travel books, or through the many tourist information booths that are set up all over the city. You can find information in several languages and much of it is free. You can get current information on times for museum and monument openings, temporary exhibitions in the city, bank information, restaurant bookings, shopping, and the all important city map. Make your vacation in Barcelona and on Costa Brava one of your most memorable yet with all the fun things to do.
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Author of this article is Rob Carlton. For more of his articles visit this website: Alicante, Spain.
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