An introduction to Barcelona
Hot lonkend from the beaches of the Mediterranean is Barcelona one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, and that is not without reason. The city offers beaches with clear blue waters where you can enjoy the abundant Sun. It has a large number of world famous architectural styles that go back two thousand years. In addition, there is a plethora of different types of food and culture. The vibrant city has many Spanish greats inspired including Gaudi, Dali, Picasso, and Miro.
As the cultural and economic centre of Catalonia and at the same time, the second largest city of Spain Barcelona is the beating heart of the Catalan identity. In recent decades, immigration led to a revival of Islam. With nearly two million Muslims currently living in Spain (4% of the total population) is that almost doubled compared to 2007, both in total numbers as in the percentage of the population.
This rapid rise means that facilities and activities tailored to the Islamic traveler can easily be found. Sufficient accommodation to accommodate the rapidly growing population, however, is scarce, especially during the Salat. This has led to the opening of a large number of smaller spaces where one can pray in place of a few large-scale mosques. However, there are plans on the table to a deserted arena, which in the past was used for bullfighting, to build a mosque in that spot offers for 40,000 faithful.
Currently, the largest and most famous places for worship the following:
Located along the Calle San Rafael, you will find the largest and most well-known Masjid of Barcelona. The Masjid has more than six floors where the prayer can take place, despite this, there is still demand for more space. This Sunni mosque is multicultural and is used by locals as well as visitors from all over the world for their daily prayers.
Les Glories shopping area you will find along the Carrer de Clot one of the most visited Islamic centres of the city. The mosque is built in Andalusian style of the Spanish Islamic past and is suitable for up to 1300 worshipers.
The sheer volume of Barcelona, the long history and the variety of cultures translate into an abundance of places to visit and experiences to enjoy. Whether you are planning to non-stop cultural experience or just want to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the beach, Barcelona has something for everyone.
The masterpiece of modernist architectural master Antoni Gaudi is without a doubt the Sagrada Familia. With 4.5 million visitors last year, the most visited location of Barcelona. Gaudi's lifetime and uncompleted obsession is something Unique that no longer is passed.
Park Guell is also a gigantic work of the ever-present Gaudi. The park began in 1900 as a conscription of Count Eusebi Guell. The park is recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984 and is known for its playful design, rustic atmosphere, lush greenery, many pictures, sculptures and mosaics created by the modernist master. Take some food and drink and enjoy under the Spanish Sun by the enchanting atmosphere.
Barcelona is one of the best European cities for visitors who want to shop and will not disappoint the inner fashion lovers. Among the many fashionable shopping malls is the most luxurious yet though the Passeig de Gracia. Big brands such as Dolce and Gabbana, Luis Vuitton and many others there are calling. In addition, there are two points of interest along the boulevard, these are made by the ever-present Antoni Gaudi.
This museum is located in five medieval stone mansions. It is home to more than 4200 works of art by the famous artist of the twentieth century. The museum is opened in 1963 and leave detailed his early years and highlights. Also his personal and long relationship with the inspiring city.
This museum was built in 1929 and renovated for the world exhibition in 2005. You'll find Catalan art from the middle ages to the twentieth century. Roman frescos (wall paintings) forms the Centre of the extensive collection which represents a thousand years of art.
Like so many of the most emblematic places in Barcelona is Casa Batllo the work of Antoni Gaudi. In 1904 this existing building in its own re-designed Gaudi modernist style. Since then it is perhaps the most fascinating residential building in the world.
This pedestrian street forms the center of the normal lives of local people and tourists. The food, the shops, the artists, the cafes, the street performers, the architecture and many more excite the Catalan sensory experience. On this crowded pedestrian boulevard is the pressure until the early hours of the morning.
Barcelona has over 4.2 kilometres of golden beaches along the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the many beach bars, kite surfing and windsurfing. There are four main beaches to choose from and all of them are easy to reach by public transport from the Centre of the city.