A few kilometers away and within the city of Barcelona you can visit El Passeig de Gràcia, one of the main avenues of Barcelona. Due to its tourist importance, its commercial and business areas, and its great showcase of modernist architecture from the architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, said architecture being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The construction of Barcelona's Gothic Cathedral lasted for six centuries, being today the landmark of the Gothic Quarter, the historical center of Barcelona, where remains of the first wall in the Plaza de la Seu are preserved, opposite the Cathedral.
The construction of the church of the Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí, begun in 1882 and still under construction, is the finest expression of the Catalan modernist movement and is currently one of the most visited landmarks in Spain. A few meters away you can also visit the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, one of the oldest health institutions in Europe, in the modernist style of Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
El Born is one of the neighborhoods with the most number of contrasts in Barcelona. In this area, there are shops with the trendiest clothes, art and foods. We cannot forget the historical sector of the city, foremost of which is the church of Santa Maria del Mar, a Gothic church of the fourteenth century culminated by two octagonal towers and beautiful rosette.
Barcelona is one of the great world capitals of fashion, a cosmopolitan city where shoppers can enjoy in style. It offers us a commercial array based on the combination of traditional family businesses, great international brands and innovative shopping. Store after store contributes to create a model of a unique city, a Mediterranean city, and a city of commerce. Pamper yourself, indulge yourself with all the temptations displayed in the windows of Barcelona and keep what fits you best. The "Ciudad Condal" is an ideal place to do shopping and renew your style.
Montjuïc is a large hill located southwest of the city center of Barcelona. This mountain is popular with sports lovers thanks to the Palau Sant Jordi; with art lovers thanks to the National Museum of Catalonia; and nature lovers thanks to Montjuïc Park. All of these sites are next to the National Palace and The Magic Fountain and offer many alternatives to spend an unforgettable day in an unsurpassed environment.