Many of my frends ask me: Why do you like Barcelona? What got you into that city? Why does it catch you?
I´ve been traveling since 2012 and every city that I stay has given me wonderful moments and I remembered if was yesterday and I am sure that these experiences will follow me until the day I leave this life.
As for the city of Barcelona, I don’t have words to explain why I was hooked, is that since I met it I fell in love. The way their iconic streets and sites can tell their past, present, and future … is simply addictive and seductive.
Do not misunderstand me, Spain and Europe can give you millions of options and reasons for places to visit, and there is the difficulty to “choose” and any of the ones you choose it´s the CORRECT.
But in this post, I want to share with you the places that you must visit in the city that I adopted as my second home.
Next, I detail in the order of relevance the 5 places that you should know in your visit to Barcelona.
- BUNKERS DE CARMEL:
Since I met this place it has become one of my favorites; being there you can see all Barcelona and enjoy a picnic watching the sunset. To find site you have to coordinate the time to get there (depends on the season of the year you visit the bunker), if you go in summer I recommend you go like 7:00 pm, in the fall you have to go approximately to the 5:30 pm, in winter and spring at 4:00 pm, so if you plan to be here, coordinate the time well so you do not miss this wonderful site.
- PASEO DE GRACIA
If you are very excited about shopping, this is the area that may interest you. Here are all the stores of luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, YSL, among others and also the Inditex group, H & M, Mango, etc. In addition to this, you can see two master pieces by the top representative of Catalan modernism, the architect Antonio Guidí.
BATLLÓ HOUSEMILÀ HOUSE (LA PEDRERA)
- PLAZA DE CATALUÑA Y LAS RAMBLAS
These places are located at the end of the whole (with direction to the sea) of Paseo de Gracia. In order to appreciate the view of the Plaza de Cataluña, I recommend you to drink a coffee with a delicious dessert in the restaurant on the 9th floor of Corte Inglés and you can also see La Sagrada Família and Montjuïc from above.
The start of Las Ramblas is 200mts from Plaza Cataluña. This walk has a length of 1.2km and in this area, you can see the Gothic architecture that characterizes Catalonia. At the end of the journey, you can enjoy the street art with statues with life with which you can get many funny photos with them.
- PARK OF THE CIUTADELLA
I really love having a good time with friends and this place is also ideal for a picnic and enjoys nature in the city. Here you can rent a small boat to navigate in the small lake together with the ducks and geese, it´s at the center of the park, and you can also take a few photos with the giant mammoth and waterfalls in the park.
- LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
We have already reached the last place, the most important of all of them… it’s like saying: “if you haven´t visited the Sagrada Familia you haven´t gone to Barcelona” … ha ha ha. This is also a work of Gaudí and is projected to be completed in 2026; at the end, I leave a video that shared the architects and administrators team of this magnificent place.
My Frenes I hope you have enjoyed my mini virtual tour of my favorite places in Barcelona. My post’s plan that I´ve planned is to enter each one of them and to make a tourist-fashion photographic mix in these splendid places and thus to be able to share with you a little more of this city.