One Day in Barcelona

22. 03. 2018 · 3 min read

Barcelona, the timeless Mediterranean city and the second largest in Spain is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Wander the streets of this city to take in the breathtaking architecture and find yourself caught in the wonderful imagination of Gaudi.

Immerse yourself in Barcelona

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Places you shouldn’t miss

Tibidabo Amusement Park → Built in 1899, this park is the oldest amusement park in the country and is still in use. All children and adults will love this amazing theme park, where you can enjoy many different attractions and on top of that, great views of Barcelona.
Barcelona Pavilion → Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 International Expo, this elegant and simple building served as the German Pavilion and presented Germany after WWI. Now it is a gem of modern architecture.
Parc de la Ciutadella → The park includes a lake, a zoo, the Parliament of Catalonia and the Museum of Natural Science consisting of a museum of zoology and a museum of geology.
Nova Icària Beach → Located in the heart of Barcelona, this 400 meters long golden sandy beach is lined with bars and restaurants as well as ice cream kiosks. Perfect for swimming with its calm clear water, it has a lifeguard service, showers, changing rooms, public toilets and Wi-Fi available.

Good to know

The so-called “city of Gaudí” boasts a number of exquisite gems created by architect Antoni Gaudí. Start with Casa Battló that will strike you with its imposing wave-shaped facade and its organic elements. La Pedrera, another emblematic work of this renowned genius, resembles an open quarry thanks to its deformed and dynamic exterior. Park Güell is a sublime connection between Gaudí’s architecture and nature. It is home to the architect’s many creations including multi-coloured mosaic statues, twisting rock pillars, and a richly decorated terrace overlooking the area. Your visit to Barcelona would not be complete without seeing the city’s most famous church, Sagrada Família. While the great Pyramid of Giza was built in 20 years, Gaudí’s imposing masterpiece is being built since 1882 and is still not finished.

Give it a try

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If looking for a grand way to end your day, head to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. Every night, crowds gather to witness this unique show accompanied with music and colorful illumination. The fountain was designed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. It was a very ambitious project and at that time, not many people believed in its success. Come early to grab some seats before the show starts. You can have a drink or a snack while you wait. The show starts every half an hour, the start and end time differs according to the season.

How to book a guided tour in Barcelona?

In the Sygic Travel mobile app, open your planned trip to Barcelona. Click on Tours & Activities on the trip home screen and choose the tour you like the most. Once you open the selected tour, have a look at reviews and check availability by filling in the date and the number of participants.

Available in: Sygic Maps / iOS app / Android app

Written by SV