To start this trip through the city of Barcelona we would like to suggest to visit it in the months from March to June, ideal months for the kind temperature, and being one of the most tourist places, you will avoid the crowds of tourists at points of interest.
On the other hand, we want to highlight the great variety of places to visit outside the centre of Barcelona, the area is very rich in culture and landscapes. We recommend you to rent a car at Barcelona Airport, as they are very cheap (we invite you to check it on our website), and it gives you the freedom to move around the province.
We start with the Cathedral, which is located in the Gothic Quarter, one of the most special in the city. The interior has a marked style that stands out among many other cathedrals. Once inside, the crypt of Santa Eulalia, the chapels of Santo Cristo de Lepanto and Santa Lucia, and the beautiful choir of carved wood are the first things you see when you enter. The rest of the visit is very surprising for art lovers. After that, you can enjoy the labyrinth of streets of the Gothic Quarter, which contains an exemplary collection of Gothic buildings dating from the golden age of Catalonia (14th and 15th centuries) some Roman ruins, beautiful squares and numerous bars and restaurants.
Passeig de Gracia has great relevance in the city for the modernist buildings that are in it, such as the Casa Amatler, Lleó Morero or Fuster. You can star visiting Casa Batló. The originality of Gaudí is seen once again in Casa Batló, the most representative work of Catalan modernism, built between 1904 and 1906. Nearby is Casa Mila (La Pedrera), the original property of a bourgeois family from the beginning of the 20th century, which we also recommend. The best part of this house is in its roof, where you will be surprised by fireplaces in the form of warriors the unbeatable views of the city.
Another of the most authentic experiences of Barcelona is the visit to Boqueria Market. It is the quintessential market of Barcelona, where tourists and locals can be found, among the lively atmosphere of the stalls offering all kinds of food, even menus already prepared to taste the typical products of the area. We recommend having a meal at the market, perhaps the typical and delicious tapas accompanied by a beer cane. A whole experience for the five senses.
The library of the University of Barcelona is one of the jewels of the city which you can see for free. With more than 500 years of history, the Central University is one of the most prestigious universities of the country. The library is one of the largest in Spain, with more than one and a half million volumes. Located in the University Square, its emblematic building enjoys a privileged location between shopping centres and tourist areas of great interest.
The visit finishes at Mirador de Colón. Barcelona is the city in which Christopher Columbus landed after returning from America, very close to the sea we find a monument dedicated to him with a small viewpoint from which to enjoy a beautiful sunset, among the yellow and red tones of the horizon in a quiet afternoon in Barcelona.