Are you planning your next getaway and Barcelona is among the choices for your next destination? If you want to discover some great reasons to visit Barcelona this year, keep on reading. 

The beaches and the mountains: If you are not in the mood to choose between the beach and the mountain, why not choosing a destination that has both? That is, of course, one of the main reasons to visit Barcelona. You will find unbelievable natural landscapes surrounding the city. Beaches such as Castelldefels or Sitges are among the first spots in most of the rankings for Barcelona beaches. Trekking fans will also find several mountain routes just a few miles away from the city. The Montserrat route, the Natural Park of Garraf or the Collserola Park are some of the most popular.

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A Cosmopolitan city: One thing that makes everyone fall in love with Barcelona is the multicultural aspect. It is easy to find all kinds of cultural diversity around the city, including the traditions, the art or the gastronomy.

Art: And speaking of art… If you are passionate about painting, architecture or sculpture, then Barcelona is definitively a city you should visit. Along the streets of Barcelona, as well as in its museums, buildings, churches and cathedrals, you will find artistic manifestations from many famous artists from different periods, like Miró, Gaudí or Picasso.

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Sports: As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit Barcelona, we also have to add sports to this list. Soccer, basketball, handball… If you visit Barcelona, you will have the chance to go to some of the most important sport events in Spain, such as soccer matches between the Real Madrid and F.C Barcelona, or regional matches such as Espanyol – Barça, where you will be able to live the authentic Spanish soccer experience.

Gastronomy: We simply couldn’t leave Barcelona’s gastronomy out of this list. From the famous tapas – small dishes representing some of the best flavors of Spanish cuisine – to some of Barcelona’s most typical dishes such as the famous Calçots, or their botifarra made with beans. All of them are flavors you shouldn’t miss during your trip to Barcelona. The Catalan gastronomy would not be complete without its delicious drinks such as the vermouth or the cava. If you want to experience a more authentic side of Barcelona, don’t miss the opportunity to visit a typical vermutería and you won’t be disappointed.

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There are many reasons to visit Barcelona, these are only some of our favorites. However, we are sure you will find an endless list of reasons according to your preferences to come and discover everything this wonderful and unique island has to offer.