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2 DAYS IN BARCELONA

How to maximize your time in Barcelona in 2 days

Heyyy … time to get up, clean the lenses of our sunglasses, put on the shorts and sandals socks, rucksack ready to dive between medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and beautiful Modernist buildings of Barcelona. A lot of treasures full of museums and architectural wonders, beaches, and perfect squares are waiting for us.

Route 2 Days in Barcelona

Hotel Lloret Ramblas to Barcelona Cathedral – 5 min walk

We left the Hotel Lloret Ramblas and crossed Las Ramblas towards the Gothic Quarter, just 5 minutes walk is located the Barcelona Cathedral, this architectural wonder between Gothic and Baroque dating from 1298 stands in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. The main entrance is the most impressive, once inside you can climb to the roof to see the amazing views of the Gothic Quarter.

View the cathedral from Placita de la Seu

Free access to cloister and temple from Monday til Friday 8:00 – 19:30hs; Saturaday and Sunday 8:00 a 20:00hs
Rooftop entrance: 3 Eur

Tips: Walk around the cathedral and lose it in the alleyways, you will find amaizing places.

Plaça Catalunya to Casa Batlló – 5 min walk

Catalonia Square is just 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral, and is neuralgic point of Barcelona, also a meeting point for citizens and tourists. Here begins La Rambla and is the boundary between the Gothic Quarter and Eixample neighborhood.

Plaza Catalunya intersection of all public transportation of Barcelona

Among exclusive shops and fancy restaurants, Casa Batllo is in Paseo de Gracia, and was designed by Antonio Gaudi. This unique building very colorful and remarkable textures is in “La Manzana de la Discordia”. The building, remains the Sant Jordi legend, where the roof is the dragon’s back, and the balconies the dragon’s victims the skull-shaped.

Casa Batlló to La Pedrera – 7 min walk

Two blocks further up is La Pedrera (Gaudi masterpiece), with its undulating facade and wrought iron balconies of organic forms. You can go and visit the strange roof and dazzle with their chimneys that give the impression of being warriors covered their helmets. From up there you will have another perspective of Barcelona.

La Pedrera view from Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona

La Pedrera to Sagrada Familia – 5 min by metro

Sagrada Familia towers view from Plaça de Gaudí

Only 5 minutes by subway’ll be shocked to see closely the Sagrada Familia. The imposing towers full of imagination that Anotnio Gaudí put on this controversial church. The basilica is not finished yet but you can not miss their fantastic interior.

 

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