We had three days in Barcelona and it just flew by, because there is so much to see and do, besides the 'football'. Here are a few things we did :
Barcelona is a City by Gaudi! Me and my husband are fans of Gaudi's work so most of the time went in visiting and admiring his masterpieces. The first attraction we saw in Barcelona was – Temple of Sagrada Familia. It is being built since 1882 and expected to complete in 2026. It is UNESCO world heritage site. (please read my blog entry http://deeptisubraya.travellerspoint.com/62/ to know more)
Plan a few hours for a visit to the park Guel. When I went in I thought its just a park, we will quickly walk around and move on. But I spent a whole morning there. It’s one of most beautifully designed parks I have been to. (please read my blog entry – park Guel for some photos -http://deeptisubraya.travellerspoint.com/97/ )
Any direction you walk in Barcelona you are bound to find a Gaudi building , and we explored two of Gaudi’s building – Casa Mila, also known as a La Pedrera. It’s appearance from outside with a wave like structure and a rooftop which takes you to space leaves an impression on you (please read my blog entry – http://deeptisubraya.travellerspoint.com/63/ to know more). Another building we visited was the Casa Batilo, where Gaudi's creative use of space, light and structure leaves you reeling. (please read my blog entry –http://deeptisubraya.travellerspoint.com/96/ to know more)
If after all of this you still have energy there is so much the city has to offer. We decided to take a ride on the Hop on – Hop off bus, Barcelona is a big city and it’s best way to get a flavor of all the districts around. So many interesting sites :
Street Art, Muse, Inspiration - Barcelona has such things all over the city!!
The National Palace of Montjuic
Different Architecture styles all infused in one city..
Agbar tower and Football Stadium - we did not have enough time to visit
But you can only feel a place when walk through its streets. And walking through La rambla street is an experience for the five senses. Also walk through the Bari Gothic area which is an old town with medieval buildings. (please read my blog entry – http://deeptisubraya.travellerspoint.com/101/ to know more).
Attractions: There are so many more attractions to visit and see in Barcelona like the Camp Nou Stadium, Flamenco dance shows, La Boqueria (famous fruit, vegetable and meat market), Tibidabo amusement park and beaches which we could not cover because of time constraint.
Caution: Like most touristic cities in the world, watch out for your camera/wallet and personal belonging.