Barcelona has so much to offer that a weekend would be too short to discover it all… However, many of you arrive in Barcelona with only a few days to enjoy the city. We propose 5 plans that, in one weekend, will help you to discover at least part of the charm and magic of Barcelona…
- Take a walk and discover
Barcelona is a big city, but it is also a perfect city to get to know on foot. Our advice is, without any doubt, that you dispense with the subway or the famous tourist bus and take to the streets ready to discover not only the most touristy and must-see places, but also corners that you could only know through beautiful walks, that Barcelona that is not present in the tourist guides. Sant Andreu, Horta, the Eixample? less known corners, but full of charm.
Gastronomy is another of Barcelona’s strong points. You can take advantage of the breaks to enjoy the delicious Catalan cuisine.
- Tapas and pintxos
And speaking of food… We recommend you to enjoy between stops the many pintxos (small dishes served on bread which are the Basque version of tapas) or tapas, which you will find in the bars and restaurants of the city. These pintxos or tapas are an absolute trend in Barcelona, so it will be easy to find them on the menu of any restaurant. Although tapas are more common and habitual, they are also a great option to enjoy Catalan gastronomy in small bites.
- Relax on the shores of the Mediterranean
After a lot of walking, what we most want is a bit of tranquility, relaxation and rest. And for that, without a doubt, the best option is to go towards the sea… Barcelona has more than 4 kilometers of beaches where you can enjoy the sun, the sea and the sand. Its beaches are one of the characteristics that make Barcelona a different city and imprint on it that charm so difficult to describe … and you have many to choose from, from the beach of Sant Sebastia through the Barceloneta, the beach of Nova Icaria or the Mar Bella. Even if you dare to leave the city and discover other locations, you can also discover other coves and dream beaches.
- Gaudí and Modernism
The spectacular modernist architecture is one of the main tourist attractions and also one of the great attractions for Barcelonians and / or inhabitants of the city. And if we talk about modernist architecture, we must necessarily talk about Gaudí, so present in the whole city…
We suggest that you spend part of your trip touring the city in search of his impressive work: the imposing Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, La Pedrera, Casa Vicens…
The presence of Antoni Gaudí is more than remarkable in the city and his importance and contribution to it, of indisputable relevance; however, if you are a lover of modernism, there are other representatives that are well worth a visit in his works. A good example of this is the Palau de la Música, by Puig i Cadafalch or the Casa Lleó y Morera, by Domènech i Muntaner, for example.
- The Raval
Despite its fame and being frequented by prostitutes and homeless people, El Raval has something special, a literary air. In fact, it has been the inspiration for many authors. But El Raval is much more than all that, there are beautiful stores there that are worth a visit, Les Topettes or Chandal, are some of those stores; and there are also some very interesting bars and restaurants, such as Bar Kasparo or Dos Palillos. Don’t get carried away by the comments, we recommend that you discover a little bit of this neighborhood for yourself before judging.