Barcelona, Best Travelling Destination in 2019?
Just another excuse to visit the city!
Our blog articles always praise the magnificent city of Barcelona as if it is the most fantastic place to visit in Spain and probably in the world. But honestly, can you blame us for that? We’ve entitled this article Barcelona, best travelling destination in 2019 and this is why.Photo by Mike McBey on Flickr / CC BY
The city enjoys more than 2530 hours of sunshine yearly, it’s located between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, there are numerous restaurants serving exquisite local food and beverages, and it is world-famous for its culture and astounding art nouveau architecture.
Are we exaggerating when we say that our luxury holiday apartments in Barcelona are also an important factor to take into account? Hmm maybe a bit, we have to admit.
Well, we have to recognise that our opinion might be a little bit biased but it has officially been confirmed byo outside sources! Find out now why Barcelona is the best travelling destination in 2019.
The Visitors Have Made Their Choice
One of the greatest experts at providing user-generated travelling tips has ranked Barcelona among the top destinations in the world. That’s right, TripAdvisor has confirmed! In this case, travellers are speaking so probably you or someone like you. And we’re pretty chuffed with the results especially when they come from you.
Barcelona stands at the 7th position of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Top 25 destinations. Not too shabby, right? Especially taking into account it beats dream destinations like Tokyo, New York and Sydney.
As for its ranking in Europe, Barcelona comes in 5th position behind London, Paris, Rome and Crete respectively. Considering it is competing amongst the highest-class destinations, it is doing very well actually! And as a consolation prize, Barcelona is the first Spanish destination in the list, beating Mallorca and Tenerife. Olé!
In its description in the article, TripAdvisor puts some of the key landmarks under the spotlight and presents Barcelona as Gaudi’s city. Some of his most renowned works, such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Batlló, are mentioned. Also, another site designed by him, Torre Bellesguard, is listed as one of the to-dos.
As for the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, they also had their opinions about Barcelona. Even though the ranking isn’t as promising as the previous year, the Catalan capital has still appeared in the top 20 of Readers’ Choice Awards for various consecutives years.
It’s the only Spanish city rubbing shoulders with some of the best city destinations to visit in 2019. That’s another accomplishment to be proud of, don’t you think?
The Word of the Experts
Travel Supermarket published its index of the best cities to explore in the world and we let you guess which city reached the top of the list. *drum rolls*
The ranking is based on a range of 7 criteria. Most are focused on the connection with public transport within the cities, the ease of mobility and the cost for transport.
Out of the maximum score of 100 Barcelona got a spectacular result of 81.3! You can’t expect less when you can find 6,000 cycle hire schemes, 345 walking tours, a rather efficient public transport network and fairly cheap taxi fares.
Madrid comes in second position and we’re also very proud of that! There’s no rivalry from our part as we also offer top-end holiday apartments in the Spanish capital so it’s a win-win for ChicRoom Barcelona!
Mobility as the key factor for a successful visit
In an interview given to The Independent newspaper, Joey Tyson, travel editor at TravelSupermarket, explained:
“Discovering new cities, exploring new cultures: it’s a massive part of modern travel and it’s easier than ever to do... But if you’ve only got a few days to spare, getting the most out of a city can be a challenge. Time is of the essence when you’re exploring, and you need a city that’s well connected, easy to get around and, ideally, cheap to do so.”
It seems that Barcelona knows how to respond to visitors’ expectations and to adapt to the changes of the tourism sector.
Top Eco-Tourism City in Europe
Talking about mobility, being as eco-friendly as possible is a plus for a city that welcomes millions of tourists a year. The online travel and leisure retailer lastminute.com created a ranking of the top eco-tourism cities in Europe. These European capitals are among the most popular for city breaks and appear to maintain a certain of the environment over tourism.
Barcelona ranks at the sixth position of the list with an average score of 4.9/10. Not too bad considering there are over 32 million visitors per year. One of the main points is related to mobility with its numerous walking and cycling tours, its car-free sections and cycle lanes. The sector of hospitality also plays an essential role, thanks to the variety of eco-friendly hotels.
Coming to Barcelona?
Now when you come to Barcelona, you’ll understand better why we (and so many others) consider this city the best travelling destination in 2019. And to make your trip more unforgettable, we suggest you stay in one of our fabulous holiday apartments so you can rest in total comfort, elegance and luxury right in the heart of the Catalan capital. Visit our website today!
Valencia Chic on ChicRoom Barcelona
More than a Holiday in Barcelona?
And then if you love Barcelona as much as we think you will, why not move here? We have listed even more reasons to do so in our article, The Best Reasons to Live in Barcelona.
And if you fancy getting started on your accomodation hunt now, you will be able to find high-quality, luxury accomodation for rent and for sale through our sister company, ChicRoom Propeties. Click here to find your new home today!
The Passatge Apartment on ChicRoom Properties