"Barcelona, discover it through themes" worldrt's Profile
Theme Barcelona, sounds like theme park, but it is not what you think, it is more something like theme itinerary. It is my way to name a planning day to discover a particular thing in this city. It is a little difficult to explain what is on my mind so to give you an idea, I will take some examples.
Imagine that, for one day, you want to discover the medieval area so I will tell you in which part you can start your day and which architecture to visit first to end the day with the last area and building. Another example, still for one day, you want to discover Gaudi, same principle, but only things (area, architecture…) linked to Antoni. Last example, now for one night, you want to have a lounge night so I will tell where to dine, to take a cocktail… in a lounge ambiance.
I think that those 3 examples give you an idea about what is “Theme Barcelona”. It exists 3 major types of travelers:
- The one who plans everything from the first to the last day of his holiday,
- The one who plays the adventurer letting the hazard guide his feet,
- The one who has both profile, a mix between the adventurer and the planner.
So if you are the kind of person who likes planning things for your vacation, you will find here some great itineraries to get you entertaining all day but I think that even for other profiles, you may find some great ideas which can give you some direction about what to visit and where to go to discover the city.
Following the different Theme Barcelona that I´m proposing you:
- Roman Theme Barcelona
- Medieval Theme Barcelona
- Contemporary Theme Barcelona
- Modernism Theme Barcelona
- Puig Theme Barcelona
- Domènech Theme Barcelona
- Gaudi Theme Barcelona
- Miro Theme Barcelona
- Picasso Theme Barcelona
- Lounge Theme Barcelona
- Romantic Theme Barcelona
- Nightlife Theme Barcelona
Although all the Theme Barcelona can be done by walking, in some sections you will have to take the public transport, to save money, buy a T-10 ticket Zone 1 instead of the single one because:
- T-10 ticket = 10 travels
- 1 single ticket = 1 travel
It is the cheaper option and you can use it in metro, FGC train, bus and tramway. Moreover, it is not personal which means that your friend can use the same ticket.
I also included a map with numeric marks so the number 1 corresponds to the first place you will have to go and the last number (for example 20) will be the last one to discover as simple like that. In some maps, you will see for example the number 1 three times, this is because the theme will ask to choose one place to go first before to move to the number 2 so if you see repeated number, don’t panic, just select the option which suits you the best.
One last thing, I just would like to clear something before you begin. In some themes, I will talk about buildings and generally the name corresponds to the owner name. For example Fuster house was owned by the family Fuster, Batlló house by the family Batlló… I think you will guess it !!!
I will say that it is my favorite district because it has been able to keep a lot of its traditions and celebrations with a strong catalan spirit. It is very “alive” and everything can be found in there. Before it was a small village but in 1897, it has been integrated to be part of the city and it changed from village to district.
Shops are mainly located at gran de gracia street and I like to walk in verdi street where I can find restaurants, bars, shops, movies in original version, supermarket... In spite that there are many places like plaza del sol, plaza del diamante... I only prefer 2 – plaza de la virreina and plaza de rius i taulet.
The first one because it is close to a bar at santa creu street (there is only one so if you want to go, you can't miss it) where I go often to take my tea and during summer time or sunny day, i can drink a coke by seating on one of the terraces and enjoy the heat. The second one is a good place to eat surrounded by trees and in the center, a clock tower in front of the mayor of Gracia which gives it a kind of charm. Sometimes concerts are organized in both places.
The other streets where I can go to buy things are via augusta, travessera de gracia and asturies streets. Of course there are many more like bailèn, corsega... but those are the ones I go often and with that, it is enough to find what I need.
One of the best cinema theater Bosque (rambla de prat) is located in this district because it is not easy to find a good place to watch a movie with a good surround and a big screen but only in spanish version. For people who don’t master the language, they can go to Verdi Cinema to watch them in original version but they don’t put blockbuster movies – only one time I saw that they didn’t respect their rule and it was for Matrix !!!
It is not easy to walk and even local people get lost in this area. Luckily for me, when I arrived at Barcelona in 2000, my first apartment was in this district so I learned quickly its secret and now I can go without the help of a map !!!
The passeig de sant joan is a good place for me to skate but only between avinguda diagonal and travessera de gracia because the center is a pedestrian zone, I just have to try to not fall on someone !!!
The famous Park Güell of Gaudi can be found at olot street, after climbing up the larrard street which has almost an angle of 50 degrees (well in fact all streets which bring me to the main entrance), I can enjoy this wonderful park with its different areas like the wave tunnel, the snake place... and going up a little more, a great view on the city.
Famous to be a party area, Gràcia is very animated during night time and it can be very crowded in particular during the Fiesta de Gràcia in august. Like you can guest I go often there to take a cocktail and/or to dinner. There are many kinds of foods and I can choose between catalan, indian, arabic, argentina, japanese, french... all around the verdi street. If really you want to melt and know spanish culture and people, this district is a good place.
Barcelona is one of the most vibrant European cities and there are so many things to discover that going there to visit it, you need to plan the best as possible your vacation and how you can do it ??? Very simple, find the best information and tips about this city on internet.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in Spain and it is surrounded by the sea and the mountain, very practical if during your holiday, you want to escape the urban world and go to a place to breathe fresh air. Montserrat is one of those places, a mountain very reachable by train from the espanya station and in few minutes, you will walk into one of the most beautiful natural parks.
You like water, not a problem. The beaches of Barcelona are just at few steps from the catalunya square but if you are looking for a nice place, I will recommend you to go to Castelldefels or Masnou, both are part of my favorite beaches. By taking the train at passeig de gracia station, you will reach one of them easily. They are big so many spaces and cleaner water and sand than Barcelona, although during those past years, the city improved a lot except for the thief issues, you have more probability to get stolen in Barcelona so be careful.
If you don’t have time to go out of the city, there are many parks where you can go but there is one place worth to discover, it is Montjuic. Montjuic is a hill located near the espanya square where from the top, there are great views on the city and the harbor like Park of Mirador del Poble-sec (passeig montjuïc 28) and a nice castle to visit. There are also many museums and many nice parks like the Greek Theatre Garden, Laribal Garden…
If you don’t know Gaudi, I recommend you to visit his works like Batllo house and Mila house, also known as Pedrera, both located at passeig de gracia street, very close to catalunya square. The basilica Sagrada Familia (mallorca 401), still unfinished but so wonderful and the Park Guell (olot 7), the original concept was to create a district but at the end, it is a beautiful park.
Looking for a nice place to lunch, go to Cerveseria Catalana (mallorca 236), it is one of the best tapas bars, at least for me or go to La Boqueria, the famous market near las ramblas street. Inside, there are many places to have a great lunch, above all if you like seafood. During night time, for tapas, avoid the restaurants at the passeig de gracia street, foods are not great and according to me, it is more a trap tourist. Go to Cuidad Condal (rambla catalunya 18), very crowded but worth to be patient.
In fact, if you are looking for more details, I will recommend to visit my website www.world-rt.com because I write a lot of things about Barcelona so providing a lot of local information and great tips. The secret to prepare a great holiday depends of the information that we may find on internet and nowadays, there is no excuse to not plan it better. Of course, there are information and information, mine are Information with a big “I”.
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