Barcelona – discover it at your own pace

by / Friday, 27 March 2015 / Published in News

Barcelona, Barcalona, Barselona or whatever you call it is a great town in north east Spain. It is a popular destiny when planning your holidays. Many people look for package holidays to visit many places but… what about discovering Barcelona at your own pace doing exactly what you like? Aren’t you tired of those cheap holidays where you have to be at 8 o’clock in the bus to go to the same places, visit the same monuments, going for lunch to the same restaurants and doing the same everyone else does? If you plan to go to Barcelona you must be looking for sun holidays but maybe for cultural, entertainment, nightlife or children fun as well.

Then let’s help you out with this. During the next few lines I will try to give you a brief guide with things to do and see when visiting Barcelona. This way you can do it at your leisure if you want to.

When you go to Barcelona there are some places you cannot miss. These include the great cathedral in the old town forming a setting that includes the City Hall and the Regional Government Palace. Walking through the Las Ramblas, one of the main avenues in town, always full of life is also a must. There you will find the splendid Liceu theater, the Palau de la Virreina and La Boquería market.

If you have ever heard about Gaudí, the prestigious architect, he designed several buildings and green areas in Barcelona. All of them are examples of modernism and creativity. Some of the most famous are the “Sagrada Familia” basilica, still under construction but probably the most visited place in town. Only looking at the building you can notice the hand of Gaudí. La Pedrera House is a masterpiece of Gaudí, which main characteristic is the undulating façade. And, of course, the Güell park, one of the many UNESCO World Heritage of Gaudí, conceived as a residential town inspired by English gardens cities. You will get great views of Barcelona from there.

Some of the other places you have to visit are the museums of Picasso and the National Art Museum. And if you are a soccer fan you must go to see the Barcelona soccer stadium, Camp Nou, and its museum. The biggest soccer stadium in Europe with a total capacity of 99.000 people.

But not everything is going to be cultural. If you are one of those looking for sun holidays Barcelona has several beaches in town where you can practice many water sports such as flyboard, surf or sailing.

Fancy a beer? Walk through the old town and seat at any of its many terraces. The area around the pier has different bars and pubs as well where you can also enjoy the great nightlife in Barcelona.

Love outdoor activities? No problem. Within a short driving distance you can be in the Pyrenees where you can hike, cycle or just go for a walk enjoying the sceneries. It holds the biggest ski resort in Spain, Bakeira-Beret.

Traveling with kids? The town is full of life and places where children can enjoy running, playing, taking a bath… but probably the funniest place for them is Port Aventura, a thematic park for kids and for adults like myself :)  It is a short driving distance away. You can also reach it by public transport in around 30 minutes time.

These are just some ideas and places you shouldn’t miss when visiting this great town in Spain but there are not thew only ones. If you are really tired of fixed packages and want to discover this town, or any other in Spain, at your own pace and find all those off-the-beaten-paths you can contact us and we will design your holidays based on your likes matching all your requirements. We will also recommend you where to go and what to do based on your requests and will help you organize your desired holidays. Want more info? Click here!!

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