I was so excited to visit Barcelona and I prepared my trip so meticulously. I bough the Lonely Planet Guide and picked up the 4-days itinerary mentioned in the first pages. My boarding passes printed out, my Airbnb booked in the heart of the city, all my entrance tickets for all the sights I wanted to see prepared, I headed to Barcelona.
Here is my 4-days itinerary in the City of Gaudí.
The first thing we saw, was Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona. That’s where our Spanish escape started. It’s a stunning monument from where we reached our Airbnb.
Next, we visited Palau Güell. It’s a summary of all Gaudí’s work for me. This magnificent building contains several floors with different interiors and motifs inside. Wood, metal, ceramics, ornaments, inimaginable forms and objects can be seen in this place. Highly recommend it to those who are passionate about architecture and Gaudí’s creativity.
The secnd day was dedicated to Parc Güell. Needless to say, it’s one of Gaudí’s masterpieces, you cannot just skip it. It’s a very big park, with Gaudí’s signature to be recognized there, it’s a place to admire and chill out in the sun.
The best for me, however, remains La Sagrada Familia. This place has become famous for a reason. It’s perfect inside and outside. The forms, the materials used, the play with the light and the posture of the building in the heart of Barcelona makes it a decent symbol of the city.
In the afternoon we visited the Picasso Museum. I am an art and museum person. Picasso’s museum shows works of the early Picasso. To be honest I do prefer the early Picasso with his simple colours and paintings that say something to all of us. A beautiful place for all art lovers.
The next morning we decided to pay a visit also to Joan Miró’s museum. Well, that’s a particular one. I was not prepared and to be honest, Juan Miro is not my favourite painter. Bright red, blue and yellow colours to be seen in all his massive paintings were just not my things. The museum is located not far away from Montjuïc, so if you have time, give it a try.
In the afternoon we walked to Casa Batlló. It is a fairy tale building and was also on my list. We did not enter inside, just had a coffee across the street in the sun.
The last day we took a lift from Montjuïc to the Marina and just chilled out on the beach and enjoyed sangria and paella.
Barcelona is a must-see place, no matter the crowds and the tourists. If you did not make your mind yet what to do this autumn – Barcelona, here we come!
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