Considered the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona plays host to a beautiful array of architecture, amazing food and surroundings which are simply breathtaking. This is definitely a city you need to visit at least once in a lifetime. It makes a great destination for your motorhome hire holiday, allowing you to witness its surroundings and attractions in comfort.
Barcelona is particularly famous for its astounding architecture, which covers over two thousand years and encompasses styles such as Gothic and Modernisme. One of its most famous buildings is La Sagrada Familia. Designed by master architect Antonio Gaudi, this unfinished basilica is still undergoing construction, over a hundred years since construction started. Visitors have been able to enter the building since 2012, and it is definitely worth the price of admission to view the stunning interior. Barrio Gotic, or the Gothic quarter, is one of the oldest parts of the city and the home of Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat, which hosts remains of ancient Roman houses and streets amongst other antiques and displays. The world famous La Rambla is a long pedestrian street crowded with tourists and hosting an array of souvenir stands and cafes.
For those looking to indulge their artistic side, a visit to the Picasso Museum is always worth the time and explores the early years of this most famous of artists. There is also Monestir de Pedralbes, an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture featuring a complex Gothic church and a beautiful, sprawling garden. Casa Batllo is also worth visiting, a fantastical mansion designed by Gaudi in the Modernist style with a vivid and colourful exterior. Of course, sports fans won’t pass up on the chance to visit the famous Camp Nou, the stadium of FC Barcelona.
When you’re travelling in a motorhome, you should seriously consider exploring nearby attractions and sights as well. Close to the city itself are an array of beaches, including Barceloneta which offers a perfect location in which to relax and soak up the sun. There is also Tibidabo Mountain, crowned with the Sagrat Cor Church and the ever popular Tibidabo Amusement Park, offering entertainment for everyone. There are various towns close by which can be reached easily by motorhome, such as Sitges which offers a beautiful location beside the sea and the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat, an absolutely stunning natural park hosting amazing attractions such as its Basilica, one of the oldest in Catalonia.
We can provide you with an easy search facility to find a motorhome for hire that you can take to Barcelona and begin enjoying your own Catalonian exploits. This is a beautiful city that is rich in culture, and the surrounding area is just as beautiful as the city itself.