For years Barcelona has been Spain’s N°1 destination. The winning combination of sun, sea, Mediterranean architecture and affordable plane tickets has made this city into a popular attraction spot for many Europeans. It does not look like Barcelona is going to leave the top of the must visit destinations list any time soon, so here is the ultimate guide to the biggest attraction in the city. Put your walking shoes on, grab your sun glasses and lets go!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site still in the making with an aim to be finished by 2026. A church like no other I’ve seen before breaking all possible construction standards. I truly recommend to everyone to see this Gaudi‘s wet sand castle built on the Mediterranean cost.
15 metro minutes and 10 minutes up the hill away you will find Park Güell. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with Gaudis’s architectural games: the famous staircase and pavilions, a must selfie spot – Serpentine Bench, Mosaic Dragon and much more.
Leave the paid park’s area and you will find your self in a beautiful green area in the middle of Barcelona with free panoramic views to the city and, if you have a good eye, beyond.
Come here for the sun, sea and smiling faces. Live salsa bands, several markets, loads of runners and tourists enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
Continuing the walk from Barcelona’s port with the sea on your right you will reach the Barcelona beach. If you leave the sea on your back and enter the building jungle you will find the postcard view of the city. Old Mediterranean buildings with drying laundry, Senyera and Barceloneta flags.
Plaça de Catalunya
A place to be for all of us who want to spear some time for shopping while in Barcelona. The placa and its surrounding streets are busy with tourist, shops and shoppers. Another Gaudi’s masterwork Casa Batlló is just 10 min away from here. Be strong! It will be hard not to give in into the shopping madness around here (at least I failed to do so).
And much more
I had a pleasure to visit Barcelona for the third time. Every time it offers something new and interesting. This place must have something magnetic to bring me and other crowds back again and again.