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Airports in San Francisco
The US city of San Francisco in California is primarily served by San
Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO).The airport also serves San
Francisco Bay Area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. Located 13
miles away from downtown San Francisco, this airport is the largest in
Northern California and the second-busiest in California. San Francisco
International Airport is well-connected to all parts of the city through a
superb transportation network comprising a rail network (BART and
Caltrain), buses operated by nearby San Mateo County (called SamTrans),
shared ride, vans, hotel courtesy shuttles, and taxis.
The vibrant capital city of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona is an
eye-catching seaside city that boasts her beauty and sunny lifestyle.
Beautiful scenery, magnificent architecture, and excellent cultural
attractions make for an attractive tourist destination. Indeed, the balmy
Mediterranean climate augments the charm of visiting this city. The city is
home to an atmospheric medieval quarter, the Barri Gotic, with Old World
ambience, but is also known for its Modernist architecture. Barcelona is
one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with to its
encouraging weather conditions, easy access, gorgeous beaches, vibrant
nightlife, and much more.
Things to do in Barcelona
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Listed in the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, Basilica de la Sagrada
Familia is one of the unconventional churches in Europe. The basilica
stands in the northern part of the city and dominates its surroundings with
its 18 imposing towers rising high above the other structures in the city.
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is also popular in Spanish by its official
name i.e. Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.
Since ancient times, Barri Gothic (Gothic Center) has been the secular and
spiritual center of the city. The quarter is home to the relics of ancient
Roman buildings. The middle ages are best represented here by a number of
historic monuments packed in this quarter. The medieval quarters here are a
masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Barri Gothic is the place where
Christopher Columbus was received by the catholic monarchs after his maiden
voyage to the New World.
Museu Picasso, an interesting museum boasting one of the most wide-ranging
selections of artwork by the celebrated Spanish artist Pablo Picasso,
divulges the connection of the artist with Barcelona. This museum is
situated in five impressive adjoining palaces in La Ribera.
Best Time to Fly to Barcelona
Best time to visit Barcelona is from May to June when the temperatures
remain balmy. The actual summertime is humid and sticky. Winter in
Barcelona is comparatively mild in comparison to other destinations in
Spain. For those who want to avoid crowd, spring is an excellent time to
visit the city.