12 Places You Shouldn’t Miss In Barcelona| Barcelona Travel Guide
When you think of Barcelona, you can think of entertainment, narrow streets where you can admire its beauty, and a long imaginary list of Picasso, Messi, Gaudi, Joan Miro.
When to Visit Barcelona
Spring / Autumn: There are several advantages and disadvantages of going to Barcelona during spring. If you want to get to know the city instead of swimming and sunbathing, this is the ideal time for us to go.
Summer: Summer in Barcelona = Sea, beach, the sand trio plus entertainment in various parts of the city until morning. Of course, you can also make a touristic discovery in the city, but you will have to do it at a temperature of 28-30 degrees, so you are likely to get depressed. On the other hand, since it is a city where tourists flock in summer, you should consider the possibility of spending time with tourists rather than locals.
Winter: Going to Barcelona in winter means a minimum trip of 12-15 degrees if you are prepared for the possibility of rain, a trip that you can avoid without freezing. It is also a pleasure to know that you will be exposed to the minimum level when you consider the rows that usually take 1-2 hours in many very touristy places like Sagrada Familia.
If you want to watch a match in Barcelona
You may have decided to go to Barcelona for a long list of reasons to go on: air, water, architecture, museums, nightlife. However, one of the biggest reasons for you to set foot here regardless of man and woman is of course to watch a game of FC Barcelona. Going to see that field, watching the match with your own eyes is a separate matter. As such, it may be crazy to attempt to go to a match without receiving a ticket of a team that is so interested in matches.
Places to visit in Barcelona
Be warned, my list of places to visit in Barcelona may be a bit long. There is a lot of places to see, and more than just museums, galleries, etc. things you should not think of. Because there are many areas of the city that you must see. So here is 12 place you shouldn’t miss in Barcelona.
One of the first places that come to mind when you say Barcelona, La Rambla is a huge, long-avenue of tourists. The street, which includes street artists, people selling all kinds of tourist attraction tickets (and brothers selling objectionable things), Asian tourists with lots of cameras, La Boqueria and Erotic Museum, can be called the heart of the city. On the one side of Plaça Catalunya, on the other side of Port, you can see the Colombian Statue where you can not miss the street around the many options for shopping and many activities for tourists can find expensive.
Note: Do not enter the wax museum on the street. Run down, totally geared to trick the tourists.
Plaça de Catalunya
This is a very central point where all transportation lines meet, where the buses to the airport depart, where all kinds of buses pass. Rather than being a place to visit, it is a place where you can provide all kinds of transportation on foot or through public transportation.
The El Born / Barri Gotic districts may be the reason I like Barcelona. There is a cute pub or cafe in every corner, you can calmly read your book somewhere, you can encounter a place where you can dance and have fun at another point, and here we come to our hearts with its narrow, medieval streets. If you have a special interest in street art, you may want to explore this place once again in the evening. Because you can capture visuals that may interest you, such as different street art and stickers, especially on the shutters of some stores.
In the region during the daytime, I’ve encountered many works on the walls on the doors, but as I said, there is more in the evening. You can also find many charming boutiques and shops in the area.
For some reason, the image of La Sagrada Familia, one of the most famous churches in the world, where Gaudi, who had an impact on every detail you can see in benches, lighting, buildings, and Barcelona, could not complete. It is impossible to go from Barcelona without seeing this structure, which has an architecture you will not see anywhere, huge, imposing, impossible to fit all of it in the photo frames. Do not listen to those who do not see the work that is still unfinished today, because you may never see such lighting and acoustics in your life again.
– Buy tickets online. Because it’s amazing in the summer. If you do not buy tickets online, you may encounter a minimum of 2 hours in order.
Another place Gaudi’s finger is Park Güell. With plenty of mosaics, plenty of colors, quite different from the parks you’ve seen so far and originally designed as a residential area, where things get mixed up and there’s snow in Barcelona, you can capture beautiful photo frames if you can. Also, while trying to analyze Gaudí’s admiration of nature and several nature inspirations from the figures that come to the park, you may think a bit differently about Gaudi.
Tell me a painter, Picasso is one of the first three people you can think of. In the museum, you will not walk around looking at Picasso’s works as “wow what a beautiful painting, it will allow you to understand as much as possible Pic what Picasso is trying to do and what his problem is. One of my favorite museums in Europe.
Fundacio Joan Miro
This museum belongs to Joan Miro, another person who came to mind after Gaudi and Picasso in Barcelona. This museum, which can become more meaningful if you visit Miro’s works with an audio guide, is remarkable for those interested in the subject.
– To reach the museum on the hill of Muntjuic, it is best to go to a metro stop around Placa Espanya and use the funicular. Or you can decay using the stairs, the decision is yours.
Passeig de Gracia
Passeig de Gracia, one of the most famous streets of Barcelona, is a beautiful and crowded street with Gaudi’s two important works, Casa Batlló, and Casa Mila. There is plenty of choice for shopping and eating in the street that starts at Plaça Catalunya. You can take the metro and easily reach there by getting of in Diagonal metro stop.
I think you should enter this building that Gaudi designed for a wealthy family on Passeig de Gracia. Yes, you may find it a bit expensive, but it is a good opportunity to perceive what Gaudi is doing with what he thinks and to get to know him a little.
Casa Mila, another work Gaudi made. After seeing the places I mentioned above, Casa Mila, another beautiful building, also known as Le Pedrera, is another reason to admire Gaudi’s imagination and creativity. It’s also located on Passeig de Gracia.
I think whether you’re interested in football or not, Camp Nou Experience is a fun experience to go and explore. From the press areas, the dressing rooms, the FC Barcelona Museum, to the grass in the stadium, this experience can be reached. I still recommend you to buy a ticket to a game and experience the atmosphere, even that I’m not a Barcelona fan lol!
Parc de la Ciutadella
Parc de la Ciutadella is the park you will admire when you see it in Barcelona. There was a castle here until 1869, and after its destruction, it was transformed into a park where the Expo (World Fair) in 1888 will take place. If you are interested in the park there is a parliament building and a zoo. There is also a statue called the woman with the umbrella, which has become the symbol of the park. The Park is located in the vicinity of El Born, so one can stop by while exploring.
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