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Barcelona in one day: Gaudi, Ramblas, Tapas & Barceloneta (Video)

The vibrant city of Barcelona is one of those perfect weekend trip spots in Europe – together with Alex I show you how do discover the main spots in Barcelona in one day. Moreover we take you to some places off the beaten path. Like always the whole program is very budget friendly!

The catalan capital is full of opportunities for almost every type of visitor – when I traveled to this sunny, diverse city for the first time I realized that there is basically no shortage of things to do. My travel blogging friend Alex a.k.a. has been there quite a few times and so we had the idea to produce a video that shows a basic itinerary for some of the hot spots one has to visit when coming to the city of Gaudi. Moreover we put together the following map to give you the possibility to follow our paths:

You can find a lot of Gaudi's work all over Barcelona and it would be a shame to miss that (it's also quite hard to miss) – so put the Sagrada Familia and the Park Güell on top of your list and if you have more than one day try to visit one of the houses with Gaudi work as well.
Afterwards head over to Plaza Espana for the mentioned commercial center and a birds eye view for free. The park of Montjuic is a nice opportunity to relax for a while and see the city from above from another angle. If you want to get to know more about the history and culture of catalunya you can use the chance for a visit of the museum located directly in the park – another recommendation (for the evening) are the magic fountains, mentioned also in the post about 7 free things to do in Barcelona.

Las Ramblas are another important part of a visit – there are a few, our recommendation is the upcoming “el Raval”. Stroll around the small streets but: make sure to visit it at daytime and keep an eye on your belongings. The beach is now not that far away and so you should head over to Barceloneta and make a stop at the Xampanyeria for some nice, typical food sided by the national drink of catalunya: Cava.

The Beaches around Barceloneta are great to finish a day packed with sightseeing – go for a swim or simply enjoy a cold drink by watching the sunset!

p.s.: If you want to see more make sure to also check out my other post with 7 free things to do in Barcelona – with nice tips from locals that will make you wallet more than happy ;)
And if you want to get an impression of the city before have a look at the photo essay “Barcelona by Instagram”.

Have you ever been to Barcelona? Anything to add to the Barcelona in one day? Tell us more!

If you have any tips or hints feel free to join the conversation – post a comment below and share your experience!
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