Gingerbread houses, a magical lizard and a bank that meanders, these are just some of the magnificent architectural touches that Gaudí himself designed for the Park Güell. A green lung in the mountains of Barcelona, which was born as part of a futuristic urban complex, so far ahead of its time that it failed, but luckily for us, the park is still there! Let yourself get lost among its meandering paths full of vegetation, while you observe one of the best views of the city!
Visiting these two mythical neighborhoods in the historic center is without a doubt a unique experience. Located within the limits of the old walled city, the Gothic quarter of Barcelona invites us on a journey back in time and allows us to imagine what medieval Barcelona was like. El Raval, on the other hand, is the bad boy of the neighborhoods of Barcelona, an immigrant neighborhood, which for many years was the epicenter of crime in the city and today is reborn as one of the most multicultural neighborhoods, where art is lived in every corner.
The maximum symbol of the city, this religious temple is undoubtedly one of the most surprising buildings in all of Spain and the world. Its unmistakable silhouette can be seen from various points of the city, marking a reference. But if its exterior surprised you, you can’t imagine what awaits you inside. There each wall, each column, each vitro and each door is loaded with endless details and symbolism that will transport you to the magical world of Gaudí.
Barcelona is a lively city full of flavors to discover. In the city there are more than half a dozen local markets, where you can experience first-hand the local gastronomic culture. Although we would have to recommend just one, that would undoubtedly be: La Boqueria. This is the most famous of the Barcelona markets, hundreds of stalls await you where we can taste the specialties of Catalan gastronomy, a true paradise for lovers of good food!
Catalan architecture of the early twentieth century was characterized by always seeking the avant-garde, creating beautiful buildings that still survive in Barcelona today. Although we can find many of these jewels of Catalan modernism in various corners of the city, there is a street where five of them crowd and seem to compete with each other in search of the eyes of tourists. We are talking about the “apple of discord” a small section of the elegant avenue of Passeig de Gracia where we will see works by the great Catalan architects, one next to the other!
Barcelona is beautiful and from the heights of Tibidabo it is even more so! On your next visit to Barcelona, don’t miss out on visiting this ancient amusement park, which combines the charm of its ancient mechanical games from the beginning of the century, with the most modern technological attractions. And all this while we have the most incredible panoramic views of the city, from this the highest point of it. An ideal place for those who travel with children and for the not so children too!