30 Oct Barcelona Top 5 When You’re Short on Time
Pressed for time and don’t want regrets? You’ve only got a few days and don’t want to get caught in a tourist trap? We’ve got you covered!
Jennifer is sharing her must see
Arco de Triunfo -The Arc de Triomf
built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. The arch crosses over the wide central promenade of the Passeig de Lluís Companys, leading to the Ciutadella Park that now occupies the site of the world fair. It is located at the northern end of the promenade, facing the Passeig de Sant Joan.
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família: is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral, which must be the seat of a bishop.
Relying solely on private donations, Sagrada Familia’s construction progressed slowly and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Since commencing construction in 1882, advancements in technologies such as computer aided design and computerised numerical control (CNC) have enabled faster progress and construction passed the midpoint in 2010. However, some of the project’s greatest challenges remain, including the construction of ten more spires, each symbolising an important Biblical figure in the New Testament. It is anticipated that the building can be completed by 2026—the centenary of Gaudí’s death.
Imagine a place full of sculptures and mosaics with a stunning view. This park was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, Park Guell is one of the most Instagrammable places to see in Barcelona. Don´t forget to visit the Greek Theatre, a place you can get the best views and also take the classic photo sitting on the beautiful benches, unfortunately you have to pay to get access to the Greek Theatre.
To get to this incredible place you can take the metro (L3 – Green line) and get off at Lesseps or Vallcarca and take a 15 minutes walk to the park. You also can take a bus! We recommend the lines H6, 32, 24 and 92. Enjoy it!
One of the coolest places to visit in Barcelona is the beach. The most famous and accessible beach is called Barceloneta. Tip! Rent a paddle board or a bicycle, you can take awesome shots and have an incredible experience exploring the waterfront in Barcelona . Around Barceloneta there are good places to have tapas and Paella, take a snap of a classic “Bomba”, sooo yummy!
If you want to take some photos from the Barcelona skyline, Bunkers is one of the best options. It was built during the 1930´s Spanish Civil War, this spot is perfect for sunsets photography or if you are an early bird go to see the sunrise.