If you’re in a backpacking trip through Spain and just got to the Catalan capital, you have several options for organizing your visit to Barcelona. The first thing you should consider when planning a trip of any kind are the days that you are going to be in town and the budget available. When it comes to backpacking trips, which seeks the person who performs them is to visit one or more cities with the lowest possible economic cost. Therefore, it is always recommended to stay at hostels, inns or motels, as they are much more affordable than hotels and apartments.
For art lovers, the route of Gaudí is one of the most enjoyable. Depending on the budget, discover both the exterior and the interior of Sagrada Familia, which is a very rewarding and memorable experience. Walk around the Parc Güell and observe works inspired by nature, visit La Pedrera and Casa Batlló and finish the route in the Casa Vicens
For backpackers who are seeking the most historic places in the city, taking a trip through the Gothic Quarter is the best option. The Cathedral of Barcelona, the original facade of Palau de la Generalitat, the remains of the Temple of Augustus, Plaça del Rei and Placa Sant Felip Neri are just some of the attractions that hides this neighborhood full of history and great beauty.
If you like this second option, you can take and stroll down the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. In this area there are some of the best known symbols of the city, among them La Boqueria Market, Teatre del Liceu, Plaça Catalunya and of course, the living statues of the central promenade.
If you have several days, you can spend the first two previous routes and the third to know Barri de Montjuic and Barceloneta. Start the route in the second quarter, in the Maremagnum shopping center, the IMAX 3D cinema and you can delve into the depths of the ocean and Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona’s Aquarium. In this part you can also enjoy the beach of Barceloneta and Columbus Monument. Then continue until Barri de Montjuïc. Here you have many attractions, among which the Castle of Montjuïc Mountain, Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village), MNAC and Plaza España.
Backpacker trips are increasing because of the low cost and the rewarding experience of knowing the cities walking into its most secret corners.