Are you sure that you already know the whole city? There are always corners that we do not know. Let’s take advantage of these days where we can go for a walk to enjoy this beautiful city we live in. In this blog post we will show you a route for a fabulous walking tour. We divided it into 2 days so that you can walk during the weekend:
Be amazed by the architecture of the Sagrada Familia! We recommend you start walking through the Sagrada Familia neighborhood, there you can find the cathedral and walk around its surroundings, beautiful streets and lots of green to look at this incredible structure from the outside. This ambitious project by the prestigious architect Antonio Gaudí does not compare with any church you will see in Europe.
As much as the construction is not yet finished (it is estimated that it will only be by the year 2025), we promise that what is already done will leave you speechless. If you started this tour in the morning, we recommend you continue on your way to the city center and have lunch at La Boqueria, it is a typical place to eat anything you crave, everything they offer there is delicious! It is located on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, this market has more than 300 stalls of typical Barcelona and foreign products, fresh and dried, traditional and modern … Anyway, there are very few products that we cannot find here!
We recommend you continue on your way: Lose yourself in the Gothic Quarter…One of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, the Gothic is famous for its narrow and labyrinthine streets. Among the main attractions of this neighborhood we can highlight:
Plaza Real: One of the main squares in Barcelona where you can find restaurants, bars, nightclubs and street shows. Pay attention to the central fountain and the two lampposts next to it that were designed by Gaudí.
The Jewish quarter: El Call (the name given to the Jewish neighborhoods in Catalan) was once one of the most important in southern Europe. Currently we can find vestiges of it walking through its beautiful streets.
Start the tour early and go on a walk to Park Güell, it is a 17-hectare green space, which among its trees and paths has several sculptures of geometric shapes made with small ceramics. Like much of the city, this park was designed by Gaudí on behalf of Eusebi Güell in 1922. In 1984, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The park is one of the best-known visits in Barcelona, there you can get a very good panoramic view of the city. To get there, take the Metro L3 line or the H6, 32, 34 and 92 bus lines. Although admission to the park is free, entrance to the sculpture section is paid. Then, you can continue through Tibidabo, go up to take the best photos of Barcelona. Being 512 meters above sea level, the panoramic views have made Tibidabo the quintessential viewpoint of the city. Created in 1889, there we can find the oldest amusement park in Barcelona and one of the first in Europe.
If you want to see the city even from above, we recommend that you go up to Talaia (or Atalaya). This 50-meter structure will offer you an incredible view!
To end the day, visit the incredible Casa Battló. This is, without a doubt, another one of Gaudí’s masterpieces. Completed in 1906, it is an iconic magical building that seduces us from the very front, which may or may not be attractive, but never indifferent.
You will be able to appreciate structures in the shape of bones, walls that look like dragon scales and details that evoke flowers, crosses and swords. But probably the best are the classic Gaudi stained glass windows, which bathe the interior with the most diverse colors, as the sun changes its position.
We hope you enjoyed these days of walking around Barcelona, and that you took the opportunity to get to know this magical city in depth. Until next time, stay safe!