Barcelona’s history is seen everywhere in the city. The oldest areas are located by the sea, including the shopping enclave Barri Gotic. The main boulevard, Las Ramblas, is a tree-lined pedestrian mall in the center of the city that is popular with both tourists and locals alike. Further north is fashionable Eixample, the area created as a result of the 19th century expansion of the city. The beauty of Barcelona is the blending of old and new. Much of the attraction of Barcelona is the city’s wide range of sights. Whether you are into architecture, design, football, art, or food - there is something for all types of travelers in the most self-assured city on the Mediterranean.
Rome is an iconic city, filled with some of the world’s most fascinating ancient history, while also being a city full of modern touches. This city is big — huge actually. You could be here for months and not get through all there is to see and do. While the temptation might be to race from one popular monument to the next, my advice to you is to slow down and appreciate what Italians call la dolce vita.
You don’t visit Iceland to stay in the city. But you might find yourself with a day or two in Reykjavik, and if you are looking for the best way to enjoy your time there, I’m here to help you out. Reykjavik is the northern-most capital in the world, and while your time spent in this country will probably involve a lot of sightseeing outside of the city, it still happens to be a great city to explore.
Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The buildings, cutting-edge design, hip style, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Ekoparken, the first National City Park in the world, is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant presence in the crush of the city. With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Experience big-city life, the history of civilization and natural scenery, all in the course of the same day.