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What You Can Do With 48 hours In Barcelona

Jan 11, 2017

    Barcelona is the capital city of Spain’s Catalonia region and is the countries most populous city.


    Map of Barcelona
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    With only 48 hours in Barcelona it is a good idea to book a central hotel therefore eliminating the time it takes to get around. Once you have booked your hotel it is time to investigate what the city has to offer.Day 1

    8 am: Start Your Day

    Breakfast is an important meal of the day so either have this at the hotel or pick a local cafe to start your day.

    9 am: Explore Gaudi’s Works 

    A trip to Barcelona would not be complete without visiting one of Gaudi’s creations. Antoni Gaudi was a Spanish architect whose work reflects an individualized and distinctive style. One of the most famous pieces is the Sagrada Familia which we will talk about a little later.

    Casa Mila
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    Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are two of the most quirkiest creations which are both found on the Passeig de Gracia which runs northwest from Placa de Catalunya. By the way the buildings are formed is is unlikely you can miss them. You are able to walk inside both of the buildings and take a tour.11 am: Sagrada Familia

    Head towards the Sagrada Familia which is a church situated on the Carrer de Mallorca. The Roman Catholic church started construction in 1882 and Gaudi was involved from 1883 until his death in 1926. The construction of this church is still under going as it was paused due to the Spanish Civil war. The midpoint of the construction was in 2010 with its completion date anticipated for 2026. Buy yourself a ticket to head into the church and pay a little extra to take the tower visit where you can check out the structure from a completely different dynamic.


    Sagrada Familia
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    1 pm: Eat!There are a number of places you can eat around the streets of Barcelona. It’s a complete tourist hub.

    2 pm: Parc de la Ciutadella

    A dozen blocks south of the Sagrada Familia is the Parc de la Ciutadella. You can find the triumphal fountain if you enter for the north west entrance. If you then head towards the south east you hit the Catalan parliament and the beautiful powerhouse. If you then head out of the park via the west gate you will bump straight into the districts old market, Centre Commercial of El Born.

    4 pm: Museu d’Historia de Barcelona

    Finish off your day at the MUHBA which is part of the palace and takes you back to around 20 years worth of history.


    Museu d’Historia de Barcelona.
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    6 pm: Drink!For an authentic Barcelona evening head over to the Gracia neighborhood and head to Placa del Sol. This famous city square is surrounded by amazing buildings and has so many bars and restaurants to choose from. Make sure you grab some Spanish tapas for your first night to really get traditional.

    Day 2

    9 am: Check Out The Cable Cars 


    Torre de Miramar.
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    After having breakfast, for a different view of the city head down to the port and jump on the Transbordador which is one the cable cars in the city that takes you from Barcelona across to the Torre de Miramar on Montjuic. Here you can enjoy the morning discovering the mountains Miro Foundation and the Montijuic Castle and gardens.

    12 pm: Hit The Beach

    Head down to the beach in the Barceloneta area where there are many seafood restaurants and you can have a traditional seafood paella. After lunch you can walk along the beachfront where you can check out the outdoor artwork.

    3 pm: Els Encants

    The El Encants is one of Europe’s biggest flea market. The streets have been dedicated to multi storey emporium full of antiques to junk.


    Els Encants
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    5 pm: La Rambla

    La Rambla is another shopping haven in Barcelona and this is also the road where the famous Bombay Spice is situated. After walking around the shops and building up an appetite head to Bombay Spice for your evening meal.


    La Ramble
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    Original Post Date: October 8, 2016

      Vallisa Chauhan

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