This walk will take you right down to the heart of Barcelona and will show you most of the landmarks that make this city one of the most visited in the world. Amble past old buildings and through narrow streets as Medieval clashes with modern, and hear the stories behind Barcelona's culturally and architecturally rich city centre.
From Las Ramblas to the Gothic Quarter and El Born, charming Barcelona brings together people from different places and backgrounds. Don't let yourself be dragged along by the fast-paced lifestyle of the locals. Barcelona has a lot to offer and it should be enjoyed at your own pace.
Highlights of the walk include:
- La Pedrera
- The Block of Discord (including Casa Batlló)
- Plaça Catalunya (Catalonia Square)
- Las Ramblas
- Gothic Quarter
- Plaça Reial (Royal Square)
- Plaça Sant Jaume (St James Square)
- El Born
- Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar
La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Plaça Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Gothic Quarter, Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar
Take the Metro (Line 3 or 5) Diagonal Station. Exit via Pau Claris / Roselló.
Places to stop along the way:
There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to stop along the way. You will also be able to visit the Modernist houses in Passeig de Gràcia.
If you want to sit down and rest for a bit, I suggest you do it at Catalonia Square or Royal Square.
Best time to walk:
Weekdays, in the morning.
Make sure you keep an eye on your belongings and bring water on hot days.
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