5 things you didn’t know about Barcelona

It is pretty easy to become a Barcelona fan, the city will make you fall in love because of its amazing streets, the complex and interestings history the city tells and, of course, we can't forget about the beautiful skylines and views.  

Although the city has all these characteristics that we are all aware of, Barcelona has some not that known facts, some of them are pretty unbelievable. Keep reading the article and you will find a list with 5 of these facts.

1- Rumors has it that the Eiffel Tower could have been built in BCN: 

Yes, you read it right. There are some rumors claiming that the most iconic symbol of Paris should have been in Barcelona. Back then, local officials rejected the proposal and the tower had to move its construction to Paris.

2- Home of  the largest stadium in Europe:  

We already know that the home to FC Barcelona, the Camp Nou is one of the most popular attractions in the city, but do you know that the stadium is actually the biggest one in the entire continent? Actually, the place can seat 99,354 people.

3- Nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 

By this information we can affirm that Barcelona is a great city. Just have in mind that there are 23 in the United States, and BCN has nine! Just in one city, nine of them (and 7 of these 9 are from Gaudi’s).

4- Tibidabo Amusement Park had an offer from Walt Disney:

This park is one of the most wanted attractions by the tourists, actually, is a place everyone that visits has to visit at least for some hours. How can we prove it for you? Even Walt Disney thought that he actually offered a blank check in exchange for the park’s robots and put them in Disneyland. But, the directors denied the offer.

5- La Rambla is a complex with 5 streets, not only one:  

One of the biggest landmarks of Barcelona and also one of the most visited places, but did you know that the most famous street in the city is actually made by five streets? Seems confused but it will make sense.

From the Mirador de Colom to the Plaça Catalunya, this is how big it is, made up by these five different streets: Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins and Rambla de Santa Mònica.