Have you landed in Barcelona and you only have 24 hours to enjoy it? Here are some tips to get the most out of it in such a short time.
Updated March 30, 2015
Barcelona is the second most visited city in Spain and we could spend days and days walking its streets. However, we tell you 10 essential places that you cannot miss on your quick visit to the city.
1. Plaza de Catalunya
It is the third largest square in Spain and is well known for its fountains and statues. There are many street stalls and part of its tourist charm is going to feed the large number of pigeons there.
2. Gothic Quarter
The historic center of the city, it is essential that you spend a little time walking through its medieval streets and going to see the Barcelona's cathedral.
3. Paseo de Gracia
You cannot miss taking a short walk along one of the most famous avenues in Barcelona to contemplate its architecture. You should especially go see the famous buildings created by Gaudí: Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.
4. Plaza de San Jaime
It is located in the exact center of Barcelona. The most important government buildings are located there: The Generalitat Palace and the City Hall.
5. The Holy Family
No one can pass through Barcelona without visiting this Cathedral, which is Gaudí's masterpiece. It still remains unfinished but it is no less dazzling.
6. Las Ramblas
The street that we undoubtedly associate most with Barcelona. It crosses the heart of the city from Plaza de Catalunya to the old port of Barcelona. There we can enjoy multiple performances and street music as well as its beautiful buildings, a multitude of hotels, restaurants, museums, the famous monument to Christopher Columbus and its famous modernist Boquería market.
7. Mount Montjuic
It is a neighborhood and a mountain in Barcelona. The panoramic views of the city and the bay from it are truly incredible.
8. Park Güell
Built by Antonio Gaudí, this park is one of the most beautiful icons of the city. You cannot miss taking a walk through it and taking a photo with its famous “lizard”. In 1984, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
We leave you an interesting website with all the information about the park.
9. La Barceloneta
Barcelona beach! It is a fishing neighborhood with a curious triangular shape in Barcelona full of history and magic.
10. Camp Nou
It is the stadium of the Barcelona Football Club. Whichever team you are, it is worth a visit to the field surroundings.
In this link you can find a series of apps for your smartphone that will facilitate your visit to Barcelona with the official guide, a guide to restaurants, Gaudí buildings, etc.
If you finish the visit and want more, our proposals for fun plans in Barcelona will definitely leave you with an unforgettable memory of the city of Barcelona. Are you excited about Barcelona?