7 Day Itinerary in BarcelonaEdit This
Barcelona is a bustling metropolis and is also the capital city of Catalonia. In this, the second largest city in Spain, a week is not enough to explore all the the city has to offer with its beautiful parks, museums and architecture. Here we look at just a fraction of the endless possibilities for you to explore.
Day 1 - La Rambla Boulevard (Ramblas): Barcelona's most famous street connects the Catalonia Plaza with the Columbus statue near the sea. Ramblas is 1.5 kilometers long and is filled with cafes, tapas bars, shops, museums and delightful markets. Don't miss out on the La Bouqueria market for a taste of Spain and also the Picasso Museum just inside the Gothic quarter. You can easily spend a full day and evening here but do beware of pickpockets and keep your valuables hidden from sight.
Day 2 - Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's unfinished "Church of the Holy Family" is universally considered the "must see" in the city. An incredibly ornate masterpiece of design, it will not be finished until 2041 due to lack of funding. Address: Mallorca, 401--close to the Eixample boulevard. Open from 09:00 most days. Entrance fee including museum tour 10 euro. To round off the day, visit one of the surrounding bars or restaurants.
Day 3 - Explore: A good idea is to purchase a Barcelona travel card and guide book. Available from http://www.viator.com/tours/Barcelona/Barcelona-Card-with-Guidebook/d562-2512BCARD?pref=202&aid=yuk1986. You can enjoy unlimited travel on all forms of transport around the city. There is a choice of 2 or 5-day passes which start at around 25 euro. Collect your pass from the airport and enjoy free entry to museums, discounts on theater visits--the list is endless!
Day 4 - Sitges: Make time for some relaxation on the beach 35 kilometers from Barcelona. Sitges attracts people from young to old and is very cosmopolitan as such with its bustling and vibrant gay scene.
Day 5 - Tibidabo: A mountain just outside the city with a church and also an amusement park especially suited to young children --so something for everyone!
Day 6 - Font Montjuic: After a leisurely morning and afternoon in a care bar, visit this water, sound and light show in the evening. Not to be missed! Arrive an hour beforehand for a prime seat. http://www.bcn.es/fonts/.
Day 7 - Circuit de Catalunya: Half an hour by train or car from Barcelona is this magnificent Formula One Motorsports Track where you can test drive a Ferrari or have your photo taken on the podium and enjoy a guided tour of this historic venue.