24 hours in Barcelona, what you should not miss

Port Olimpic de Barcelona - 24 Horas en Barcelona

Barcelona, with more than one and a half million people and an area of over a hundred square kilometers has a much larger metropolitan area. The Catalan capital is a huge city that contains more than twenty centuries of history and whose essence is difficult to concentrate on a few words.

Today, we follow a path that allows us to approach the nature of it, and we want to share it with you: 24 Hours in Barcelona. Will you join us?

 

Places to visit before leaving

If you are visiting the city, you will see quickly that Barcelona is a friendly city for tourists. It is easy to move by public transportation, and even has cards like the T-Day specially prepared for it (it has unlimited tickets to travel in Barcelona’s  Zone 1), and it is not difficult to do this cycling or walking.

Casa Batlló y Amatller en Paseo de Gràcia - 24 Horas en Barcelona

Paseo de Gràcia

 

We recommend you to start your adventure at Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia. Up there you can take the subway or bus, and it will be easy to approach on foot if you are in a central area of ​​the city. From there, you have access to a large number of  modernist monuments near the Avenue, and if you do not have much interest in them, the Paseo de Gracia is home to some of the most important. You continue from here to La Pedrera, Casa Lleó i Morera and Casa Batllo to Plaza Catalunya.

This will be the focal point of this short route; a place to rest before descending towards the sea or wander through the old streets of the Gothic and Raval. With Las Ramblas ahead, you’ll deviate a few minutes to the famous Mercado de La Boqueria, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) or Moritz Factory, or go back and visit the Cathedral and the Plaça Sant Jaume (where the CityHall and the Generalitat are located.)

 

24 Horas en Barcelona - Mercado de la Boquería

Mercado de la Boquería

Further, we can continue with a quiet evening from the subway Urquinaona (L1-L4) to the zoo and the Ciutadella Park, one of the largest green areas throughout Barcelona. There is also the option of getting lost through the Gothic Quarter or further down La Rambla on foot or by public transportation to the Old Port (Port Vell).

If you are a sea lover, here you can enjoy a night in the quiet neighborhood of Barceloneta, with restaurants focused on sea products of the market, or head for one of the most chic areas of the city: the Olympic Port, where you will find the Casino de Barcelona, the Hotel Arts and some of the most lively nightclubs of the city.

 

24 Horas en Barcelona - Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

In the evening we also can take an express tour to visit to the outside of the Sagrada Familia and the Hospital de Sant Pau

Here are some ideas of things you can do in 24 hours in Barcelona, but the city offers many possibilities so varied to suit all styles. Come and enjoy Barcelona!

 

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