Barcelona - top things to do and visit

Updated: Jul 25, 2018

This is the list of various places that I visited. I witnessed multiple cultural things and architectural places while wandering around in lanes of Barcelona!

#Barcelona is an enchanting city with breathtaking architecture and art. Every lane leads to discovery of new places and events. Magnificent city to watch the magical architecture and small streets that are full of life and wonders , enjoy luxurious or economical shopping or relax by beach to enjoy a lazy day!

“ This is a place to revive your childhood imaginations of wonderland with Gaudi's work.”

How to commute?

Best way to discover the hidden gems is on foot or rent a bicycle from a corner shop. They are economical and whole city has a separate road for cycle riders. Having cycle stand at all places makes it even more convenient; just remember to lock it.

Where to stay?

There are numerous hotels and hostels everywhere and the whole city is accessible by bike easily. Still, I would recommend staying near #Plaza_de_Catalunya as it is at the centre of the city. You have the shopping centre, buses to airport, restaurants and all sightseeing places nearby.

What all to see?

1. #La_Sagrada_Família : Trip to Barcelona is incomplete without visiting this beautiful church with amazing light and a panoramic view of the whole city from twin towers. It is always crowded so don‘t forget to book your tickets at least one day prior to official site

2. #Gothic_quarter or #Barri_Gòtic : Take out some time and walk on the streets without any map and explore the centre of the city all by yourself. Quarter contains various cafes, old architecture, small and lookalike streets, various other sightseeing landmarks including  #LaSeuCathedral where you can see shows going on in the evening.

3. #LaRambla_street: One cannot miss shopping in Barcelona. This city is the origin Zara, Mango, and Bershka. This street starts at the Plaça de Catalunya and stretches till 1.2 Km with trees on both the sides. You can find multiple cafes, street entertainers, souvenir shops etc on the way.

4. #La_Barceloneta Beachside: Tired of walking around in the city? Try La Barceloneta to enjoy the sun and a dip in water. A word of caution - it is extremely crowded and beware of your belongings.

5. #Parc_Guëll : Another wonderland destination built by #Antoni_Gaudi. It has mushroom shaped chimneys , roofs that look like cake icing among other structures, mosaic collages etc. Don't forget to spend one afternoon at this park with beautiful view of the city.

These are major attractions which can be covered in 2-3 days easily. However there are a handful of modernist buildings in Barcelona that are outstanding. Few of them are #Casa Batlló, #Palau Guell near La Rambla, #CasaMila. In summer time Casa Mila have roof terrace jazz and music concerts on Thursday,Fridays and Saturdays from end June to beginning September from 9.45pm to 11.45pm. Don‘t forget to see the magic fountain show - #Font Màgica located below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuïc hill between 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. in summers and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in winter.

This is the list I followed along with multiple other things that can be witnessed only by wandering around!

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I am Seema Sheoran from Jaipur, India. I love to travel to see the miracles of nature! To witness different cultures and visit places that are untouched, unique or build in collaboration with nature.  

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