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How to make the most out of a spare day in Barcelona

Barcelona, known by most people as the modern capital of Spain, has many attractive places to go. You could spend a week there and still not be able to see everything! Here is a list of how to get a good “feel” of the main highlights of the city in just one day.

Early morning wake up call: After a generous breakfast, pick up your back pack and off we go:

Arts and museums that are “a must” 

A good cultural starting point would be the world famous Sagrada Familia: The
“Unfinished Gaudi’s Cathedral” located in C/ Sicilia, 286 / Phone: 00 34 932073031. It can be seen from any spot in Barcelona.

Once you have seen the Sagrada Familia you can head to La Pedrera – A quite impressive Gaudí’s building located in the delightful Passeig de Gracia
C. Provença, 261-265. / Phone : 00 34 93 484 59 00

Obviously you can not leave Barcelona without having a look at one of the world´s most famous painters, Picasso Museum (La Ribera, El Born)
Dirección : C. Montcada, 15-23 / Phone : 93 319 63 10. You won’t regret it.

Walking around Barcelona

Barcelona is a city full of life and with lots of things happening not just inside the cathedrals or museums but also on the streets. There are a couple of areas which are worth taking a walk through to get a feeling of the real Barcelona:

Las Ramblas
While walking through the Ramblas, you would walk past Plaça Catalunya, also by the Mercado de la Boqueria and of course, the great Liceu – Monument, home of some of the best opera performers in the world, including Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballé. It was built in 1847 and went on fire in 1994, and then rebuilt and modernized again in year 2.000.


Barrio Gótico

This is another great area to have a wander around. The Gothic borough is the medieval centre of the city and it is a real labyrinth. Walking through it you will bump into some of the most ancient trading places in the city, such as Plaza Sant Jaume – or Placa del Rei – Monument.

Don’t miss Port Vell,  Barceloneta, Barcelona’s beach full or nice restaurants, or Port Olimpic, quite impressive to see.

Where to have some tasty food…and late drink

Barcelona is full of modern places of innovative cuisine, with a nice atmosphere, where you can have something to eat and also have a drink afterwards, all within walking distance.

One important thing you should know is that in Barcelona, places start to get lively no any earlier than 22.30 or 23.00, for dinner and not much earlier than 2.00 a.m. if it comes to have a drink at a club.

Bars and Cafes: http://es.barcelona.com/guia_ciudad/la_noche/bares_cafes
Clubs and Discos: http://es.barcelona.com/content/view/full/462910

Enjoy your day in Barcelona and don’t be surprised if you don’t understand the language, which would mean that you are being spoken to in Catalán, but this will take at least another post from us and few months to pick it up!

 

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