Barcelona – The city of modernism
The most asked question before leaving for a new destination is always what is worth to visit and what it is not. Maybe because we have a few days available or maybe we prefer to relax on the beach most of the time. In this article, we would like to suggest some attractions, which although they are touristy, it is a “must” to be visited.
The Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic, begun in 1882 and redesigned in 1883 by the architect Antoni Gaudí, is one of the most beautiful and important attraction in Barcelona. When you get there, you’ll be amazed by its majesty and beauty. The church has two facades: the Nativity and the Passion. We recommend a guided tour because the history of the construction, the meaning of each sculpture, or even the inclination of the pillars are really interesting to know and understand. It is advised to buy tickets online as it will save you queues and money. Click on this link to buy the tickets, official website. All the other sites that you find online, will charge you commissions so the price will be higher.
La Pedrera or Casa Milá is another that can not be unvisited. This, too, designed by Gaudí, is one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, and is only a 5 minute walk from our bed and breakfast, Lolita B and B. From the outside, it might not seem so fascinating, but once you enter it is really exciting to see the particularities which it was built with, as well as the fantastic terrace from which you can take pictures that the best photographer will envy. As with the Sagrada Familia, we advise you to buy tickets in advance, by following this link.
Casa Battló, also a few steps from our B&B, is one of the masterpieces worth seeing. Unlike Casa Milà, in our opinion, it is more beautiful to see it from the outside than from inside, as there are no furnishings inside, but with virtual tours they will let you see how it was in the past. The decorations, the roofs, the columns are breathtaking anyway. We do not want to say that it is not good to visit, but could be avoided if you have little time available. Tickets can be purchased here.
Park Güell, one of the most beautiful parks ever visited, is not to be missed. Here you can take a nice walk, see all of Barcelona from the top, visit the Gaudí House-Museum where the architect himself, lived there for almost 20 years and access to the beautiful terrace. You can get there by bus or metro, even if the first option is the best because the stop is very close to our Bed & Breakfast and drop you right outside the entrance. Tickets can be purchased here.
As a last attraction not to be missed, when visiting Barcelona, we would like to suggest instead, something free, as we like. Let’s talk about the show of Plaza de Espanya, the so-called Magic Fountain. Even today, after many years, we never get tired of seeing it. Days and times vary depending on the period of the year. You can see all the details via this page.
Of course you can contact us for any questions or advice. This is just an introduction to our blog, where we will try to inform you of the best places to see, the most interesting things to do, or the best restaurants to eat.
We thank you for your reading and we await any kind of feedback or suggestion. See you soon.