Today I would like to take you for a virtual trip in Barcelona. This post will be for people who never had a opportunity to seen this city. My last trip was in May (perfect weather for sightseeing). Let’s start!!!
SAGRADA FAMILIA by Antonio Gaudí
That was first point of my visit due to location. Our apartment was 100 meters from her. A Giant Basilica designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudí. It was so different from anything I had ever seen I had no reference point. Its uniqueness, its boldness and shear size are breathtaking. It is under construction which means that each time you visit you will see something new.
Very easy access by metro (stop Sagrada Familia).
Main entrance €15.00
Main entrance + towers €19.30
LAS RAMBLAS- The number one street of Barcelona
Here you will not only find many interesting shops, restaurants and buildings but also street performers. I don’t recommend you to spend here too much time in case you don’t like shopping 🙂
One attraction which is popular and in my opinion is The Magic Fountain. This is a light, music and water extravaganza that just can’t be missed. Performances are nightly but times vary depending on the time of year.
Metro access: Playa Espanya
CASA MILA and CASA BATILLO by Antonio Gaudi
Barcelona is a city of Antonio Gaudí. His creations once again hits the top 10 most visited attractions in Barcelona. This building used to be called Casa Mila but nowadays it’s more commonly known as La Pedrera which means “quarry”.
Access: Metro Diagonal
CAMP NOU- FC Barcelona
If you like football it is a must see. I have enjoyed the place but the prices are in my opinion too high but on other hand you don’t visit similar places that often.
It is an wonderful large park created by Antoni Gaudí. There is both a free and admission free part to the park. You will see amazing stone structures, colourful ceramic tiles and the house were Gaudí lived. You can easily spend half a day on a visit to this park.
Metro access: Lesseps
Many paintings of Picasso gives you a fascinating insight into his development. Perfect place for fans of modern art.
Plaça Reial is a picturesque square situated just off La Rambla. The square offers you a relaxing spot to have a coffee or a bite to eat and just take in the atmosphere. The square has a beautiful fountain in the centre and some fine restaurants and bars.
The most famous beach is a perfect place to relax, in summer full of people. Ideal place to meet, have a cocktail and enjoy sunny weather. It is a place to be for “party animals”-Most of the clubs are located over there.
TIBIDADO and TORRE DE COLLSEROLA
Those places are far from the city center but if you will manage to get there you won’t regret. One of the best view in my opinion to see Barcelona from the hills. Many people come there to fo mountain biking or running.