Barcelona, a beautiful vibrant city on the Spanish coast is one of the most popular vacation spots in Europe. Barcelona is a very important cultural center with its many venues for live music and theater. It’s culture dates back 2000 years and this is evidenced by the Romanesque and Gothic churches and sites like the medieval Barri Gothic (Gothic quarters) with some buildings dating as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona.
The remarkable modernist work of architect Antoni Gaudí is seen all over town in his unusual houses and the still unfinished Sagrada Familia church (construction started in 1882 and is scheduled to be finished in 2026).
Contemporary Barcelona has an active night life, is a fashion and design center and sits on a wonderful beach on the Mediterranean.
Because it is such a popular tourist destination hotels in Barcelona are very expensive. Travelers on a budget are increasingly looking into home exchange to make their Barcelona vacation affordable. Home swapping provides free accommodation and often the possibility of staying longer.
Saving your hotel money makes a huge difference on trip expenses. It might allow some extra money for travelling around to see sites outside the city. An example of a wonderful day trip is the Monasterio de Montserrat with its altar to the Black Madonna. The monastery is built on the mountain of Montserrat offering breathtaking views of the countryside. Another example is the small coastal town of Sitges which can be accessed by train from Barcelona.
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