Knowledge for Today:
The famous beaches of Barcelona stretch for 5km, but this was not the case until 1992! They were built for the Olympic Games which were held in the city.
The beaches, 2 buildings shown (left one is one of Barcelona’s most expensive hotels - one night in the penthouse would cost you a soft $15,000) and many more developments along the waterfront really aided the atmosphere and tourism of the city - Barcelona’s been a travel hub ever since!
Lastly I’d recommend ‘Cruising Bike Tours Barcelona’ to anyone who might be interested in 3 hours of site seeing and interesting information!