Lying in the northwestern part of the city and covering around 20 km2 of the total city’s area is January’s featured district – Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. It is one of the largest districts in Barcelona and even though quite near the center (considering the easy access to the public transport), it offers a calm getaway from all the hustle & bustle there.
A vegetarian and vegan food scene has been spreading in the world for quite some time now, and a cosmopolitan city like Barcelona is no exception. With so many veggie-friendly places, vegetarians and vegans will have no difficulty enjoying the Catalan capital to the fullest!
Every city has its’ landmark. For Paris it’s the Eiffel Tower, for Rome – The Coliseum, for Athens – the Parthenon… And of course the Sagrada Família in sunny Barcelona! Once the construction is finished, Sagrada Familia will be the tallest religious structure in Europe! Being so vast, it obviously does make an impact on Barcelona’s skyline, but that was not the only goal Gaudí had in mind for it. As a true Christian, he wanted to show appreciation of Christianity as well as pay respect for the work of God – nature.
When the movement of Jazz in America was experiencing the transformation from the unknown to the mainstream, it appeared in Catalonia as well. The gateway for that was Barcelona, which in the 1920s was a haven of romantic cultural development and artistic exploration.