Tips for a weekend in Barcelona

You wanna go somewhere this weekend and have no idea where? Well, Barcelona may be an option. Filled with history, architectural beauty and with a striking artistic splash of color, seems the ideal destination for a weekend in Europe. Here are some tips for your lovely journey!

Tourist info

There are some tourist information centres in Barcelona. The most important is next to Las Ramblas, Catalunya Square. From there you can buy tickets for FC Barcelona matches.

  • Barcelona card offers free transport, free entrance to some museums, free admission to 23 different attractions and discounts at many museums, shops and restaurants.
  • The card can be purchased for a period of 2 to 5 days with prices between 35 and 60 Euros. Good to know: you can get additional discounts if you buy online and also you have included a city and metro map.
  • Local currency is Euro.
  • Shopping period starts in the first week of July until the end of August and the winter sales begin in the second week of January until the end of February.

Barcelona is a city of numerous shopping areas.

  • Passeig de Gracia is the longest avenue of Barcelona. Here you can find numerous shops of the most famous fashion houses and also small shops with souvenirs and decorations.
  • Catalonia's market with El Corte Ingles department store
  • Avinguda Diagonal with many shops and malls
  • Rambla de Catalunya
  • Malls- Mare Magnum, Diagonal Mar, llla Diagonal, Las Arenas, Corte Ingles
  • Outside of town: La Roca Village Outlet - from Passeig de Gracia, no 6, take a 50 minutes express coach operated by Sagalés. The price is 12 Euros/person roundtrip. Here you can find all the well-known clothes shops and home products. The prices are quite affordable.

What to visit

  1. La Sagrada Familia - Antoni Gaudi's famous creation is a huge temple, whose construction began in 1882 and is not finished yet. Inside the cathedral there is a museum that provides details about the building's history and about the fascinating personality of Gaudi, whose tomb is in the crypt of the cathedral.
  2. Casa Mila ( La Pedrera) - another Gaudi masterpiece, famous for its unusual facade and fancy terrace, La Pedrera was declared a UNESCO monument.
  3. Seu Cathedral - an outstanding example of Gothic architecture.
  4. Casa Battlo – a part of the Manzana de Discordia, an architectural complex consisting of three different buildings, designed by different designers. Gaudi designed a surreal building, inspired especially by the marine world.
  5. Picasso Museum - is an edifice dedicated to the art of Pablo Picasso, whose works are arranged chronologically, showing thus the evolution of his work.
  6. Galeria Joan Miró in Montjuïc Park – is dedicated to the artist Joan Miro, the exhibition offering a surreal art that fits into the overall picture of the city.
  7. The Chocolate Museum - as it is named, here you will find chocolate in different shapes and colors, the museum having also a café, where visitors can sip a hot chocolate or enjoy chocolate candies.
  8. Güell Park - is a masterpiece of Barcelona due to its unique shape, the ingenuity with which it was created and especially because offers an astounding view over the Barcelona, ​​which is seen here absolutely fascinating.
  9. FC Barcelona Football Club Museum - a museum that offers football fans a sporty delight of many cups obtained during the years of the club team, anecdotal about VIPs and many other things.
  10. National Art Museum of Catalonia - offers a huge collection of works of Roman and Gothic art periods as well as a panoramic view that can be admired from the terrace of the building.

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