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Barcelona • Top 10 • City of Gaudí

Barcelona is the Catalan capital with several million inhabitants and a splendid location on the warm Mediterranean coast. It is an encounter with fantastic architecture and buildings that have been developed in the diverse neighborhoods where Barri Gotic is the old medieval center.

You probably have the Eixample neighborhood at the top of your list of places to see. This is where you will find many of the famous works of modernism that make Barcelona so famous. And of course most of all Gaudí’s works. It is his city, and his fingerprints are seen in many places in the streets. You simply must see his masterpieces, which i.a. counts La Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila and Park Güell.

Barcelona also opens up to the water, and here the port and the Barceloneta district are in the forefront. You can take a tour boat on an interesting harbor tour or go into the water at the beaches of Barceloneta. And by the way, it’s also a place where you eat some nice seafood. The popular things continue in many places, and you can round off the visit with a football match with either FC Barcelona or Espanyol.

Here are 10 things that can make your trip to Barcelona even better…

 

Barcelona Sagrada Familia

1. Follow the Gaudí trail
Barcelona. Gaudí. The Sagrada Familia. Then everyone should know what to talk about. The colossal church with the unique architecture was conceived by Gaudí, who worked on the Sagrada Familia as his masterpiece. However, it has been built on ever since, and it is fun to follow the construction. And great to take a walk around the large church , where Gaudí’s clear mark is everywhere. Look at his colors. Look at his shapes. And enjoy the masterpiece to the fullest.

 

2. Take a walk along the Rambla
When in Barcelona, ​​you must promise to walk the stretch between Plaça de Catalunya and the port of Barcelona. This is where the Rambla with all the cosiness and all the trees lies and welcomes locals and tourists with artists, florists and much more. Remember to look where you walk, because you can see Joan Miró’s mosaic in the sidewalk and famous buildings such as the opera house Liceu. And when you get all the way to Port Vell, Columbus is waiting for you on his pillar, on which he has been standing on since 1888.

 

3. Buy fruit and vegetables at La Boqueria
You want to walk the extra mile to get to a real market with fruit, vegetables, colors, scents and something for the eyes. However, it is not necessary in Barcelona, ​​because the Mercat Boqueria is located right in the middle of the city. When you open the doors to the beautiful market halls, the experiences begin. You can enjoy a cornucopia of impressions with everything from nuts to seafood. It’s just a matter of having a natural hunger for delicacies with you. And if you are into more market, then do remember Santa Caterina with the beautiful roof.

 

Barcelona Park Guell

4. Enjoy a walk in the Park Güell
Antoni Gaudí is probably one of the big reasons why so many people go to Barcelona and go looking up at the city’s architecture. And with good reason. For Gaudí’s buildings are masterpieces, like no one else has created. You probably start with Casa Milà and Casa Battló and walk your way towards the stunning Park Güell, where Gaudí’s colorful design abound over a large area. Take a walk here and enjoy every little detail. It is both inspiring and relaxing, and you get a good view to the city as a bonus.

 

5. Become King of the Gothic Quarter
As you walk the Rambla or enjoy Gaudí’s masterpieces, you may not think you’re a few minutes from Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter with Plaça del Rei as a marvelous monument from bygone times. The royal palace is here and you can easily imagine what it was like to be the king of Aragon when you enter the square. Also take a walk around the neighborhood with old walls, beautiful churches and exciting museums. And finally do pass the Plaça Reial, which despite the similar name is completely different to Plaça del Rei.

 

6. Hum along with the Font Mágica
The joy of traveling often starts long before you go to your destination. Sometimes it’s almost magical, and it’s literally like that in Barcelona. Magic arrives during the day and in the evening, where the fountain Font Mágica fascinates and entertains children and adults with a show in many colors. And also remember to look up, because the impressive Palau Nacional is located as a focal point behind the fountain. The buildling resembles a large palace or a colossal church, but is actually a museum.

 

7. Swim and be seen at Barceloneta
City breaks and holidays at the beach are usually not so easily linked, although it sounds like a very captivating combination of culture and relaxation. And that’s exactly what you can experience in Barcelona. So just enjoy all the sights knowing that you can enjoy the warm and calm waves of the Mediterranean Sea and relax and sandy beaches in an instant. Platja de Sant Sebastià is the nearest beach and who knows if you will reach the beach itself. There are lovely restaurants on the way to there in the Barceloneta neighborhood.

 

Barcelona Tibidabo

8. Get to the top of Tibidabo
The experience of Barcelona walking through the streets is amazing. The small squares, the Rambla, Eixample, Park Güell, etc. And then imagine it all in perspective with the Mediterranean as a backdrop. That view is your reward if you go to the top of Tibidabo, where you can both go to church and to an amusement park. Whatever you choose, you get a panoramic view of the city. And how do you get to the top? By far the best way is with the Tramvia Blau tram from 1901 and afterwards board the Tibidabo funicular the rest of the way.

 

9. Fly to Montjuïc
When you walk around central Barcelona, ​​you can occasionally look up to the top of Montjuïc, where you can spot a fortress. And then you can also see the cable car, which constantly takes people up into the air with a nice view along the way. There are actually two different cable cars and you can enjoy them both on your way up. Start at Torre San Sebastián on the harbor and head for Miramar Montjuïc. Up here you stretch your legs on a fresh walk to the cable car station that runs up to the Montjuïc fortress.

 

10. Cheer at Camp Nou
There are a handful of the really big football clubs in Europe where all the boys dream of playing one day. One of them is FC Barcelona, ​​where many stars such as Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and Michael Laudrup have played over time. You may have seen the showdown between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid on TV, but what about the real thing? Camp Nou is a fantastic stadium with an unforgettable atmosphere. Even when the opponent is not Real Madrid. And if you are more into the city’s other club, Espanyol, then you should buy a ticket to Estadi Cornellà-El Prat instead.

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Experiences in Barcelona

Barcelona is the Catalan capital with several million inhabitants and a splendid location on the warm Mediterranean coast. It is an encounter with fantastic architecture and buildings that have been developed in the diverse neighborhoods where Barri Gotic is the old medieval center.

You probably have the Eixample neighborhood at the top of your list of places to see. This is where you will find many of the famous works of modernism that make Barcelona so famous. And of course most of all Gaudí’s works. It is his city, and his fingerprints are seen in many places in the streets. You simply must see his masterpieces, which i.a. counts La Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila and Park Güell.

Barcelona also opens up to the water, and here the port and the Barceloneta district are in the forefront. You can take a tour boat on an interesting harbor tour or go into the water at the beaches of Barceloneta. And by the way, it’s also a place where you eat some nice seafood. The popular things continue in many places, and you can round off the visit with a football match with either FC Barcelona or Espanyol.

Here are 10 things that can make your trip to Barcelona even better…

Travel guide Barcelona: vamados.com/barcelona

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