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[infox]... just for info... must see visits in Barcelona

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MUST SEE VISITS

 

Firstly, have a taste of some of the most iconic architectural landmarks.

 

Notice I've grouped them in 'logical visits' so to speak -one being close to the other or if not, ie. 1) then on the way to:

 

1) PARK GÜELL + GAUDI MUSEUM in Park Güell + GAUDÍ EXPERIENCE also by Park Güell + SAGRADA FAMÍLIA + SANT PAU CENTRE MODERNISTA

2) CASA BATLLÓ + CASA MILA (aka LA PEDRERA)

3) PALAU GÜELL -not close to Park Güell!

4) TORRE BELLESGUARD

 

These are only a few examples of modernist landmarks in the city, if anything probably the most famous and visited, but there are more...

 

Do pre-book online wherever you can (see their websites) in order to avoid queueing -thus wasting precious time!- especially if you're visiting in summer. Barcelona gets over 17 million (2016) visitors each year, might not sound a lot... but the city has 1.8 million inhabitants (nearly 5 if including the metropolitan area) so you grasp the idea, don't you? ;)

 

Other MUST sees:

 

5) NOU CAMP EXPERIENCE (http://[/url]) -especially if you are a football lover (+)

6) BARRI GÒTIC: the Gothic Quarter, the birthplace of the city, 2000 years of history there so too much to put in a couple of lines, sorry!

7) EL BORN area + BORN CULTURAL CENTRE + PICASSO MUSEUM

8) LES RAMBLES + LA BOQUERIA -actually these can be combined with 6) 7) and 3) because they're all in the same area.

9) MONTJUÏC, also too many landmarks here to put in two lines. Have a look here for such a list.

10) BARCELONETA and waterfront.

 

Note it's quite hard to pick landmarks/attractions for such a short list, I'm leaving so much out...

 

Some other ideas:

Barcelona’s Tourism Agency

TimeOut Barcelona

 

(+) Yeah, "foot"ball, you know, that thing you play with your "feet" (not your hands!), get it?... this joke is for my American friends, who insist on calling it soccer, LOL! Btw, check out this great 'dictionary' so you don't get too lost when visiting Nou Camp

 

Lastly, if you're fed up with the urban environment and need a day escapade to a nearer smaller city or town:

 

GIRONA

FIGUERES -note this and Girona are very close

SITGES

MONTSERRAT

TARRAGONA

VIC

BESALÚ

ROSES

TOSSA DE MAR

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again, more text based info here:

 

Catalonia’s Tourism Agency

http://en.costabrava.org/

http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/index.php

http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/

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Bravo EnricM! You have compiled a wonderful list for those wanting to know what sites to see in Barcelona. I do have a question for you. What is the best way to go from La Sagrada Familia to Montjuic? Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

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My pleasure. Note though that Barcelona, and Catalonia as a whole, have much more to offer, these are only a few of the options -probably the most visited- but I encourage people to browse these sites to customize their own bucket lists:

 

http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/ | http://www.infocatalonia.eu | http://www.timeout.com/barcelona | http://lameva.barcelona.cat/en | http://www.catalunya.com/?language=en | http://patrimoni.gencat.cat/en/discover/search

 

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Montjuïc is a large district... where exactly?

 

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My pleasure. Note though that Barcelona, and Catalonia as a whole, have much more to offer, these are only a few of the options -probably the most visited- but I encourage people to browse these sites to customize their own bucket lists:

 

http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/ | http://www.infocatalonia.eu | http://www.timeout.com/barcelona | http://lameva.barcelona.cat/en | http://www.catalunya.com/?language=en | http://patrimoni.gencat.cat/en/discover/search

 

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Montjuïc is a large district... where exactly?

 

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I apologize for not being specific. After we leave La Sagrada Familia I would like to take the Teleferic to see Castell de Montjuic. How do you get there (by foot/taxi), and where exactly is it located? I appreciate your help.

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You said Telefèric, but I've often encountered visitors that are referring to both cable cars -there are two!- without noticing they're separate services. Thus whether if you're referring to the shorter cable car that takes you from near the Olympic Stadium, midway up in Montjuïc, to the castle at the top or whether you're including in your itinerary also the cable car that crosses over the old port, I'll give you directions for both cases:

 

CASE 1: you're taking l'Aeri del Port crossing over the port and then the Telefèric to the castle

 

You have several options, but probably the fastest and easiest is to take the metro near Sagrada Familia, at 4 blocks (around 12' walk) you have Verdaguer station (L4, yellow) and stop in Barceloneta (5 stops, around 15') and then walk to the Torre de Sant Sebastià (the tower where the Aeri departs from)... it's at say 600 yards from the metro... there's no missing it :) The Aeri will drop you in Miramar, half way up Montjuïc. From there you need to either walk or catch bus #150 to the Telefèric (tick bus #150 here to see the route). To have an idea about the distance, once you've ticked the bus in the previous link, Miramar is near stop 2310 and the Telefèric is near stop 346. The walk is a pleasure though as the area is full of parks.

 

 

CASE2: You only want the last cable car, the Telefèric

 

Even easier, from Sagrada Familia take the metro (L2, purple) to Paral·lel (5 stops, 15'), there transfer to the funicular which will drop you (5' ride) next door to the Telefèric.

 

Enjoy

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