Barcelona

one day by foot

 – 8:45am –

La Sagrada Família

A couple of elderly men enjoying a game of cards in front of the Sagrada Familia.

Barcelona’s world-famous Sagrada Família will finally be finished by 2026, 150 years after Gaudi began to build Barcelona’s most famous building. Even in its unfinished form, it is an extraordinary building and one of the places you have to see while you are in Barcelona. What is there else to say, then just go there and enjoy the masterpiece. The atmosphere surrounding the building is magical. Get a ticket online it is cheaper, and you don’t have to wait forever.

When the final stone is set in place, the Sagrada Família will be the world’s tallest church. (170m)

 – 10.45am –

Mercat dels Encants

The sand is lovely and soft, the sea is azure blue, and it’s a popular choice for families and groups of friends. Lying very close to the Port Olímpic and the golden fish sculpture, it is surrounded by a great variety of restaurants and bars, as well as the most comprehensive range of facilities for volleyball and other activities on the entire coastline. There is also a Sailing, Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Windsurfing renting possibility at the beach. This makes the beach perfect for everybody. There are not so many annoying sellers, because it is more of a local beach. In general, the perfect beach if you want to spend one day at the beach, escaping the hectic streets of Barcelona.

 – 12.00am –

Barcelona ​Platja Nova Icària

 

The sand is lovely and soft, the sea is azure blue​ and it’s a popular choice for families and groups of friends. Lying very close to the Port Olímpic and the golden fish sculpture, it is surrounded by a great variety of restaurants and bars, as well as the most comprehensive range of facilities for volleyball and other activities on the entire coastline.  There is also a Sailing, Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Windsurfing renting possibilty at the beach. This makes the beach perfect for everybody. There are not so many annoying sellers, because it is more of a local beach. In general the perfect beach if you want to spend one day at the beach, escaping the hectic streets of Barcelona.

 – 14.30am –

Teleférico del Puerto

The Teleférico del Puerto is an aerial connection of the seaside suburb of Barceloneta and the Montjuic hill of Barcelona. The tramway was intended to be an attraction at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Because of the underestimated size of the project, the opening was only 2 years later in 1931. From the 107 meters tall central tower at the harbor, you will have stunning views over the Port of Barcelona, all the high-class yachts, the W hotel and the beach of Barcelona. The middle tower was closed when we visited Barcelona. We waited approximately 60 min and had to pay 11 € per person (one way), but it was worth it.

 – 15.30am –

Bar Marcelino

The Bar Marcelino is a small bar on the Montjuïc hill. It is the perfect place to escape from the hot midday sun. While enjoying a few tapas and a cold beer, you have a fantastic view of Barcelona. The relaxing walk through the green parks of the Montjuïc hill is a nice change to the chaotic streets of the city center.

 

 – 16.15 am –

Joan Miró Foundation

While walking along the promenade of Montjuïc hill, you will stumble into the Joan Miró Foundation. The museum is wholly dedicated to the life and work of Joan Miró. If you are a Miró fan, you will be thrilled – if you are not, you might become one. Miró’s works are well organized, with informative labels and an excellent audio guide, the architecture of the museum is conducive to the Joan Miró work. There are even a few pieces of sculpture on the roof deck

 – 17.15am –

Barcelona Pavilion

Close to the Museum Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, you will find the Barcelona Pavilion. An Architectural masterpiece from Mies van der Rohe, the German Pavilion was built for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. The pavilion is one of the famous modern architecture buildings in the world, known for its pure form and its spectacular use of extravagant materials, such as marble, red onyx, and travertine. With its simple structure and walls, it seems to be one never-ending continuous space. Definitely, a place to see if you are interested in architecture.

The pavilion is one of the famous modern architecture buildings in the world, known for its simple form and its spectacular use of extravagant materials, such as marble, red onyx and travertine. With its simple structure and walls it seems to be one never-ending continuous space. Definitely a place to see if you are interested in architecture.

The pavilion is one of the famous modern architecture buildings in the world, known for its simple form and its spectacular use of extravagant materials, such as marble, red onyx and travertine. With its simple structure and walls it seems to be one never-ending continuous space. Definitely a place to see if you are interested in architecture.

 – 18.15am –

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is the center of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. The atmosphere in these small streets is impressive, and especially in the summertime, it’s not super-hot.

We loved getting lost wandering the narrow cobblestone alleyways and wide plazas of the Gothic Quarter. At night the place comes alive with people from all over the world shopping, drinking a cold beer in countless bars, enjoying tapas or just watch people passing by. Taste the feeling of Catalán life.

 – 19.30 am –

La Rambla

The main street of Barcelona is flooded with tourist bars and restaurant. The tree-lined promenade which reaches to the harbor of Barcelona is always full of life, during daytime and in the night.

It is a place where you will find locals sitting in a bar, overall it’s nothing but a tourist trap. But one of these traps you have to see at least once in your life – with a massive glass of Sangria!

The Spanish poet Federico GarcíaLorca once said that La Rambla was “the only street in the world which I wish would never end.”

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