Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to maximize your time in Barcelona in 2 days

barcelona-hotel-ramblas-1barcelona-hotel-ramblas-2Heyyy … 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 in Barcelona. A lot of treasures full of museums and architectural wonders, beaches and perfect squares are waiting for us.

 

barcelona-hotel-ramblas-3We left the hotel Lloret Ramblas and crossed La Rambla towards the Gothic Quarter, just 5 minutes walk is located the cathedral of Barcelona, 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 with amazing views of the Gothic Quarter.

If you walk around the cathedral of Barcelona and you lose in the streets, you will be surprised with hidden squares.barcelona-hotel-ramblas-4Plaza Cataluña is just 5 minutes walk, and is neuralgic point of Barcelona, that’s where all means run transport, is also a meeting point for citizens and tourists. Here begins La Rambla and is the boundary between the Gothic Quarter and the Eixample.

barcelona-hotel-ramblas-5Among exclusive shops and fancy restaurants is this fantastic masterpiece. Casa Batllo was designed by architect Antonio Gaudi, this unique building very colorful and remarkable textures found in “La Manzana de la Discordia” and represents the legend of Sant Jordi. Its roof is the dragon’s back and the balconies are carnival masks.

barcelona-hotel-ramblas-6Two 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.barcelona-hotel-ramblas-7Only 5 minutes by subway’ll be shocked to see closely the Sagrada Familia. The imposing towers full of imagination that Anotnio GaudĂ­ put on this controversial church. The basilica is not finished yet but you can not miss their fantastic interior.barcelona-hotel-ramblas-8

 

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