We just came back from Costa Brava. We love Spain and its people! Spanish are nice, polite, smiling and helpful. Even though we were in a foreign country, we felt like home.
We made a list of places that are worth seeing in the Costa Brava and neighbourhood.
One thing is certain- Spain is the country that we will definitely visit again!
1. Costa Brava
Costa Brava is famous from the best parties in Spain. Basically, hotels and clubs are everything you can find there. We purchased a 7-day trip with a travel agent. Our hotel was average, 3-star, with private pools, about 400 meters from the sea. Unfortunately, we do not remember its name, but it is not important- at the Costa Brava almost all the hotels look the same :).
The parties on Costa Brava never ends! We were pretty quiet, compared to others. For example the group of young Germans who we were observing. Their day began at 2 p.m. with a drink. Using the All Inclusive option, they were drinking in the hotel until midnight, and then they were going to a party. They came back in the morning, slept until noon and the whole cycle repeated.
Admission to the clubs are pretty expensive, 5-10 Euro. The positive side of this is that some clubs belonged to the same owner and purchasing ticket to one club, allowed you to go to the others. There were even special cars going around the city that took you to the selected party for free. Madness! Never before and never again we have been in such a crazy place. So Costa Brava is region for young people who want to have A LOT of fun.
3. Port Aventura
One day we took the optional tour to Port Aventura. This is a great amusement park, with attractions for both children and adults. Fun is amazing, everyone will find something themselves there.
Icon of Barcelona. The huge church making a great impression, one of the greatest achievements of Gaudí.
Describing Sagrada Familia, art critic Rainer Zerbst said it is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art and Paul Goldberger called it ‘the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.
Due to many unfortunate reasons, the building is still unfinished. It is supposed to be ready in 2030. Despite the fact that it is still under the construction, it is worth seeing. It’s really breathtaking work of art, in which every element is important.
This place is like a fairy tale, we felt like heroes of one of the Disney movies. It is a large park that has a fabulous and fancy buildings, such as the sloping wall at which you feel as if gravity did not exist.
Park was entirely designed by Gaudi, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
A feast for the eyes and ears. Dancing fountains can be found in many places around the world, including Barcelona. The light, sound and water show in the capital of Spain is really amazing!
Camp Nou, a football stadium of FC Barcelona
A must-seen for football fans. Stadium is really huge!
The most famous, vibrant street in Barcelona. You can find there a lot of shops. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometers between Barri Gotic and El Raval, connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Columbus Monument at Port Vell.
Port de Barcelona
From the La Ramblas we came straight to the Port de Barcelona, where we went for a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a great way to relax after a long walk. And the views are … unforgetable!
See also: Top Sightseeing Places in Barcelona