Barcelona’s proud sence of identity has been build on solid pillars, those lying on a unique cultural and architectural heritage, a remarkably relaxed pace, unbeatable food and lovely hosts (almost anyone you’d ask for city guidance, local places for a gastronomic treat or else – you’d get an answer with a genuine smile on their faces:). Let’s get the ball rolling..
1. 1st Stop: Ciutadella Park
What impressed the most: gorgeeous royal-styled fountains or salsa held in open air whereby anyone could easily take part in? (couples would get switched so even if you came alone you could probably end up dancing with a charming stranger:):
The park was truly charming, an almost 19th century classical touch to the architecture, you’d imagine damsels and chevaliers pacing down the alleys yet it’s quite diverse too:
2. Visit at least 3 of Gaudi’s famous works (aka. houses – these are truly unique!)
Whenever anyone mentions Gaudi, the 1st association to pop up would in most cases be Sagrada Familia, however there’s more to it in Barcelona; in fact, there are over 8 main projects of his that wouldn’t fit in a day to visit (another reason to come back to Barcelona, probably within another week-end?:). So check out this list of Antoni Gaudí buildings:
3rd Stop: Probably the Most Sophisticated Architectural Execution of a Cathedral in the world – Sagrada Familia:
Before I’ll briefly introduce it (briefly: as it wouldn’t fit in a page/day of work to fully describe its undeniable WOW-ness) – quick piece of advice: if you’d like to visit Sagrada Familia, do it either early – as early as 8.45am! or buy your tickets upfront online to avoid massive queues (we’ve waited our turn no less than 1.5h..):
It’s by far the most visited tourist attraction in Spain, beware: there’s good reason to it. It’s a stunning work of architecture, and your visit to Barcelona will not be complete without at least forming an opinion of it for yourself. Imagine someone asks you what you thought of the main landmark of the city and all you have to say is “I don’t know…”
So here you go, a few snippets of my own to help you form a quick view before you’ll start longing to see it yourself:
By the way, although this magnificent building has had its first grounding blocks layed back in the 19th century (1882) – its internal view has only recently been finalized, the outside as you can see abve is still in making..Obviously not at all an easy task to accomplish!
4th Stop: The Old City of Barcelona
Here’s where the day light sees plenty of shoppers and tourists amazed at the view of a truly medieval city, its narrow streets full of secerets and mysteries held behind the facade blocks, while night time turns the ground into a scene full of palpable attractions and.. distractions:)
5. Final Stop: A Must See: Gaudí’s Parc Güell
Hope you’ve enjoyed our virtual trip and if you decide to go there yourselves, don’ tforget to downoad the tube app, it’s a massive time-saver:)