City in a Day: Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia region of Spain. it’s a well planned coastal city. it has some of the best art and architecture. in which Gaudi’s influence is unique.

Things to remember:

Barcelona has beautiful weather overall, it has beaches and hills. City is planned in grid, one can easily walk and bike on the roads which have enough space for sidewalk and cycle track as well as landscape.

Good Spanish food and watching a football is something no one wants to miss. but one day visit is going to be hectic here. Currency is Euro, time zone is GMT+1 (CET) airport is not far and transport system works very well. Get ready to maximize it.

What to see in Barcelona:

1. La Sagrada Familia:

It is a Church and one of the main attraction of Barcelona, Designed by Antoni Gaudi. some parts of the church are still under construction, Its open to people, although it’s a paid admission.

Another amazing architecture by Gaudi is Park Guell. 3km from La Sagrada Familia.

Sagrada familia
La Sagrada Familia
2. Cathedral of Barcelona and old City:

Walk in the old city of Barcelona. you will find Cathedral of Barcelona with its unique architecture, Gaudi exhibition center next to it. walk little around and you will find Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar and Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi and many other churches.

Cathedral of Barcelona
3. La Rambla:

Most happening street of Barcelona, often crowded with tourists. surrounded by old buildings. many cafe, restaurants, eateries along with many other shops are here. if you walk towards north end, you will reach Plaça de Catalunya. Another happening space with good shops around it. there are many sculpture and sitting space.

Las Rambla
4. Camp Nou:

One of the biggest football ground. It belongs to Football Club Barcelona. it also has a museum, ground and museum are open to people, but little expensive.

Camp Nou
5. Barcelona Beaches:

Next thing on the list are beaches of this beautiful coastal city. starting from march. you can find people enjoying activities on the beach. although water is little cold for surfing that time.

barcelona beach
Barcelona beach

Few more picked options around:

  • Ciutadella park: City park with many activities around. good for small walk, but often crowded. On the one end you will find Barcelona Zoo  and on the other end, there is a Arc de Triomf.
Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf.

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