Barcelona is the largest Mediterranean metropolis in Europe and considered a top tourist destination in Spain. This beautiful city faces the Mediterranean Sea and situated northeast of Iberian Peninsula. Barcelona is bordered by several municipalities making it easier for tourists to explore the neighboring cities. The Mediterranean climate makes Barcelona a favorite summer getaway but avoid going there during August when the weather is too hot.The Romans founded Barcelona in 15 BC making it a Roman City. After joining the Kingdom of Aragon, it became an important city for the Crown of Aragon. Its long and rich history makes it one of the most interesting places to visit not only in Spain but all over Europe. Barcelona boasts of its World Heritage sites so make sure to visit all of them including Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Palau Guell, Casa Mila, Casa Vicens and Casa Batllo. There are also lots of spectacular religious sites in this city such as the Barcelona Cathedral, Church of Santa Maria del Mar and Church of Santa Maria del Pi. Must-see historical sites include the Grand Royal Palace, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Hospital de Sant Pau, Columbus Monument and the Triumphal Arch. Barcelona also has some of the best beaches including the Barceloneta beach. The best way to explore Barcelona is by riding the Metro or the Tram since that is cheaper and faster. There are also bicycles available in each station which people can use to get around and just leave it in another station.