Washington, DC.- Barcelona is one of the most attractive tourist destinations for Americans. Since I arrived to the States, on August 2007, there has not been a conversation with locals in which they have not said something beautiful about the capital of Catalonia. Gaudí, Las Ramblas, and the Catalan food are, among others, the three most referenced icons of the city for them.
Especially this year, Barcelona has jumped over other Europe tourist destinations thanks to the last movie of the New Yorker Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I could say without a question that 90 percent of the Americans who I have talked with have been in Barcelona, at least once.
In this context, the today’s New York Times edition publish an interesting article about the city, “36 hours in Barcelona”. The story suggest a three-day trip in the city, mostly in Ciutat Vella, Barceloneta, and El Raval neighborhoods, where the visitor can enjoy some of its best restaurants, bars and designer shops.
I really believe that it is interesting, even for locals.