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Spain IV: Barcelona – Vivid Streets - VIDEO

Published: 12.5.2015
I visited the Catalonian capital with my family for a week in the time of Christmas holidays. I like to learn about culture of the country I spend my time in so I spent lot of time wandering in the streets, in parks or had breakfast in back-alley cafes with locals. I enjoyed hours-long dinners having great tapas and even better wine. I tried to met as new people as possible. True, only disadvantage was that I didn’t speak Spanish or Catalonian.

One of the largest and most popular parks is Parc de la Ciutadella sitting right next to Barcelonan Zoo. We can even find there a building of Catalonian Parliament. People take walks there, or make a picnic, study, run, joggle, do yoga, walk on slackline. Or they race on rollerskates. I lived near the park so I went there almost every day to sit down.

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Many sportsmen could be seen on Barcelona beach and around. The Mediterranean Sea is quite cold in winter. Yet couple of winter swimmers and many people surfed (despite there were hardly any waves). Right next to the beach there are many pleasant bars and restaurant. We even spent the Christmas Eve in one of them (the Spaniards don’t take Christmas as seriously as we do, yet they are deeply religious).

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And what is this famous Spanish tapas all about? Simply put, various meals are on small plates shared at one table. Everyone takes what he likes. It is an ideal way how to eat. They normally spend hours eating dinner. Inseparable from any tapas are cheeses, hams, sausages, olives, shrimps, fish and other seafood. “Spanish omelet” is another typical dish. It is fried on olive oil with potatoes and onion. Last but not least, a bottle of good southern wine should be also on the table...

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Many people travel to Barcelona because they want to do some shopping. They satisfy their urge at many places. Perhaps the most famous is Passeig de Gracia street. Except for dozens shops with luxury goods you can see some buildings designed by Antonio Gaudí. Also, you shouldn’t miss La Rambla.

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Barcelona is an ideal holiday destination for everyone. You can spent couple of days visiting sights, galleries, museums or enjoying nice nature, and relax on beaches. Or you can hit city’s vivid nightlife. You can arrive in any season but the best is either spring or autumn. It is cold and damp in the Czech republic. On the contrary, it is beautiful weather in Barcelona. There are also considerably less tourists than in summer, therefore you can enjoy the town much more.

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Text/photo/video: Matouš Vinš

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