Enjoying Barcelona


Get a Barcelona Card and start the day with a visit to the impressive church of the Sagrada Família. It certainly won’t leave you indifferent. Afterwards, if you need some sightseeing tips, you can drop by the tourist information booth. Another good option is a walk up to the nearby neighbourhood of Gràcia, where you’ll be able to have lunch in one of its many charming squares. From Fontana metro station, line 3 will take you to Park Güell, where you’ll be able to continue admiring Gaudí’s spectacular works. And, as you’re in the northern part of Barcelona, you might like to go up Mount Tibidabo at dusk and have dinner while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the city.

Barcelona Walk.
The walking tours, Barcelona Walk, are the perfect way of seeing the city on foot, and you could dedicate your day to two of these themed itineraries. In the morning, we recommend you cover the waterfront area, you can visit Barcelona’s beaches and enjoy a trip on one of the typical Golondrina pleasure boats from Barcelona harbour. Afterwards, you can end your morning with a maritime flavour as you sample a mouthwatering paella in the Barceloneta. In the afternoon, Barcelona Walking Tours Modernisme will ensure you fall under Gaudí’s spell when you visit La Pedrera and the Casa Batlló, his two architectural gems on the Passeig de Gràcia. You’ll also discover works by architects of the calibre of Puig i Cadafalch and Domènech i Montaner, which are sure to delight you. And, as you’re walking through the Eixample, why not let yourself be tempted by one of its restaurants. Mmmm… what about some tapas?

From the history of yesterday to the art of today.
Every corner of Barcelona is steeped in history. In the morning, we invite you to discover the medieval and Roman past of the city in the Gothic Quarter and at the Museu d’Història de Barcelona, which is packed with surprises. Afterwards, you can lose yourself for a while among the mouth-watering stalls of the Boqueria Market, and from here, head down to the Columbus Monument, the Mirador de Colom: 60 metres up, La Rambla, which you have just walked down, takes on a whole new dimension. You could devote the rest of the morning to a spot of shopping in the area around the Portal de l’Àngel and Carrer Pelai, a retail paradise to suit all tastes. In the afternoon, the Funicular will take you up to Montjuïc and its Olympic Ring, an imposing witness to the famous 1992 Olympic Games, and also to the Fundació Joan Miró and the Poble Espanyol. At night, round off your visit with dinner and a drink in the buzzing Born neighbourhood.

An amazing trip.
There are so many interesting places waiting for you outside Barcelona, and it’s easy to visit them with the Catalunya Bus Turístic. One of the options is a trip to the mountain of Montserrat and its abbey, which have a special place in the hearts of all Catalans. The trip also includes a visit to Antoni Gaudí's Colònia Güell. If you prefer, you can opt for the trip to the north of Catalonia. Here Dalí’s hometown of Figueres awaits you, with its museum dedicated to the painter, and the fascinating city of Girona, with a guided tour included. These wonderful places certainly won’t leave you feeling indifferent.

Culture, Sport and Shopping
Art, culture, science and entertainment come together in Barcelona's museums: Egyptian mummies and contemporary works of art, the reconstruction of a mangrove swamp and garments that have defined the history of fashion, the city's Roman origins and one of Europe's biggest sports clubs… The city's cultural life is just as rich. FC Barcelona and the Olympic Games are inextricably linked to the city, and its sports museums will reveal it's most exciting and unknown side.elona.In Barcelona, you don't have to choose between going shopping or sightseeing. Wherever you go, you'll see that shops are part of city life. And while you discover unforgettable sights, you'll be welcomed by the window displays of leading international brands, modern designer shops and traditional shops that have been there since time immemorial.

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