Mellow Eco-Hostel welcomes you to discover both the well-known Barcelona and all of the hidden secrets that lie far from the crowded tourist spots.
Barcelona is second largest city in Spain after Madrid. It is located on the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, dry winters and warm, humid summers. Barcelona has seven beaches, totalling 4.5 km (2.8 mi) of coastline.
Barcelona Sights and MuseumsThe Barri Gótic is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from Medieval times
Fundació Joan Miró: is a museum of modern art honoring Joan Miró and located on Montjuc (Barcelona). The building housing the museum is itself a notable example of modern design drawing from regional traditions. Catalan modernisme architecture (often known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe), left an important legacy in Barcelona. A great number of these builidings are World Heritage Sites.
Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city:
Park Güell: is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Grácia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".
Palau Güell: is a town mansion (translated literally a "palace") in Barcelona designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí for the Catalan industrial tycoon Eusebio de Güell.
La Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family) is a large Roman Catholic basilica under construction. The basilica is the last, and perhaps most extraordinary, of the designs of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
Casa Batlló: is a building designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in years 19051907. It is located at 43, Passeig de Grcia.
Barcelona EntertainmentFebruary March: ten day Carnival
April 23rd: Dia de Sant Jordi, also the Day of the Book, is a local festival celebrating Catalunya's patron saint.
June 23rd: Berbena de Sant Joan (also known as La Nit del Foc) kicks off midsummer celebrations with drinking, dancing and fireworks.
September 24th: Festes de la Merc include concerts, dancing, a swimming race across the harbour, and a correfoc (fire race).
October: International Jazz Festival
Barcelona TransportsThe Barcelona Metro network is composed of nine lines, identified by an "L" followed by the line number as well as by individual colours. Six of them (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 and L11) are managed by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), while the other three (L6, L7 and L8) are FGC commuter lines that run through the city.
Metropolitan transports of Barcelona, TMB operates: Scheduled day bus services through the city, plus a sightseeing bus service called Bus Turstic. The tram lines known as Trambaix and Trambess and the funiculars that climb the Montjuic and Tibidabo hills. Night bus lines (Nitbus), operated by Mohn SL. Transports Ciutat Comtal operates the regular Tomb Bus (across the Diagonal avenue). Aerobus (to the airport) services. The Port Bus, a service for cruise passengers, and Tibibus, to the Tibidabo amusement park. Other companies operate services that connect the city of Barcelona with towns from the metropolitan area.