Barcelona and its virtues

Barcelona It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, that is something that no one can deny. It has a beach that extends throughout much of its geography and with architectural wonders such as sacred Family wave Agbar Tower. Perhaps that is why it is the preferred destination of millions of tourists who visit it year after year wanting to repeat.

The Catalan capital offers a enviable weather, with bearable temperatures in winter and with summers that are warm but bearable thanks to the sea breeze. What is a pity is the pollution, present in Barcelona as in other European capitals such as London or Madrid.

In 1992 Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games, something that served to make a qualitative leap that today is obvious. It is a modern, cosmopolitan city full of shops and bars in practically all its neighborhoods. It is a city to live, although to move with public transport. Moving around most neighborhoods in Barcelona by car is crazy, especially at peak times. Luckily there are very good combinations by train, metro and bus.

The Catalan gastronomy It is another strong point of Barcelona. There are many restaurants offering food of all kinds, from traditional to the most innovative. The fan is very wide, suitable for all budgets and palates.

For whatever reason, if you want to stay in a Barcelona hotel you have many options. From the typical hostels for which they will ask you less than 50 euros for a night to the four and five star hotels where you will feel at home.

You know, do not miss the opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy a good hotel to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Betting on a prestigious hotel chain is my recommendation, as long as your pocket allows it of course.

Deirdre McCloskey in Barcelona: "The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce" (August 2022)

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