Have you ever landed in Barcelona with only 24 hours to enjoy it? Here are some tips to enjoy your trip to the fullest in less than a day.
Barcelona is the second most visited city in Spain and we could spend days walking around its beautiful old streets. Let us reveal 10 essential places that you cannot miss during your visit in the city:
1. Plaça de Catalunya: The third biggest plaza in Spain and famous for its fountains and statues, part of its charm is to feed the pigeons.
2. Barrio Gótico: The historic centre of the city, here it is essential to stroll through its medieval streets and go see the Cathedral of Barcelona.
3. Paseo de Gracia: You cannot miss Barcelona’s most famous boulevard. Walk along it as you admire its architectural beauty. It’s especially important that you go see Gaudí’s two buildings: La Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.
4. Plaza de San Jaime: Located right in the centre of Barcelona, here are the most important government buildings to see: El Palacio de la Generalitat and el Ayuntamiento.
5. La Sagrada Familia: No one can go to Barcelona without visiting this cathedral: Gaudí’s masterpiece. It remains unfinished but no less dazzling.
6. Las Ramblas: Undoubtedly Barcelona’s most well-known street, Las Ramblas runs through the heart of the city from Plaça de Catalunya to the old port of Barcelona. Here, enjoy multiple street performances and music, as well as its beautiful buildings, hotels, restaurants, museums, Cristóbal Colón’s famous monument and modern market: Boquería.
7. Monte Montjuic: One of Barcelona’s most famous districts that sits on a hill, here you can see truly breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its bay.
8. Parque Güell: Built by Antonio Gaudí, this park is one of the city’s most stunning icons. You cannot help but take a picture with its famous “lizard”. In 1984, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here’s an interesting link with all the information about the park.
9. La Barceloneta: Barcelona’s beach! It is a seaside neighbourhood with a curious triangular shape full of history and magic
10. El Camp Nou: Home stadium of Barcelona’s football club and worth checking out!
To make your visit to Barcelona even easier and more enjoyable, we also recommend finding smartphone apps with guides to the city’s best restaurants, Gaudí’s buildings, etc. Here’s a useful Barcelona city app.
If you want to see more, then check out our Fun Plans in Barcelona, which will definitely leave you an unforgettable memory of Condal. So, are you up for Barcelona?