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We started early next day and headed to Park Guell. Since Park Guell is located away from the city, we started early. Though getting there can be a little bit tricky as it is located near hills, there are buses (24 and 92) to the entrance gates. The Park Guell has very strict entry times for the monumental zone. The monumental zone is magnicificnet with creations of Gaudi's artworks. It is advisable to book tickets online for Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia as the queues for tickets are quite huge. We then headed to La Sagrada Familia followed by Casa Batlo, the vintage Gothic quarter and La Ramblas - the lively shopping and eatery place in the city. We ended our trip with a visit to the beach at the Mediterranean Sea and dinner at the beach facing restaurants. We headed back to our BnB taking a good night's sleep to get ready for our flight early morning for Paris.
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Gingerbread houses of Gaudi being one of the symbols of the capital of Catalonia, are found on postcards, magnets and other souvenirs. And we can find them in the Park Güell. In 1900, the richest man in Catalonia, Eusebi Güell, decided to make an investment in such a housing complex, and Antoni Gaudi was hired for architectural work. However, for unknown reasons the project failed and out of 62 sites that housed the city, it was possible to file only 2. After the death of Güell, his descendants sold the city park to the City Hall of Barcelona.
Casa Batllo is one of the masterpieces that have been remodeled in the nineteenth century in Barcelona. It accommodates unique architecture and two ornamental pillars at the entrance of the terrace. The built up of the place is extraordinarily outstanding. To witness a beauty like this and capturing your honeymoon memories will give you a thousand reasons to praise your honeymoon visit to Barcelona.
If your spouse or kid is one of the die heart sports fan then Camp Nou should be a must visit on your visiting list. One of the popular attractions of Barcelona, this stadium has a capacity to accommodate 99,000 people and is worthy of your visit. And if lucky you might just get a chance to witness an ongoing game.
Passeig de Gracia
Passeig de Gràcia is among the most expensive shopping real estate in the world; all the leading luxury brands hotly competing to occupy the elegant modernista buildings of Barcelona’s widest street. Make sure you see La Pedrera which was Gaudí’s last major project before he started on his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. if you stand in the middle of its gently lit courtyard, it’s easy to forget that you’re inside a man-made structure. The rolling curves, seaweed-like wrought iron and gnarled roof of this Barcelona landmark have been astounding passers-by on Passeig de Gràcia for over a century. Yet to properly appreciate this building you need to head indoors.There’s a forest-like quality to the interior of La Pedrera – the designer’s careful use of light mirrors that of a canopy of leaves. Try as you might, you won’t find a single straight line in this massive structure.
Parc de Montjuic
Sants-Montjuïc is marvelous in the spring, especially at Miramar viewpoint, where the rose blooms and fountains create the ideal setting for a romantic date. The most popular attraction in this neighborhood is the Montjuïc Castle, which offers beautiful vistas over the rest of the city. In the summer, Plaça d'Espanya comes alive with music, while locals and tourists alike stroll around, in the quest for the next café.
The most popular street of the city where the hustling and bustling life of Barcelona can be witnessed by the tourists. It is named 'La Rambla' as the place is a series of various streets having a distinct feel. The place is loaded with performances, tourists, bars, restaurants, shops etc.
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Travel Tip : While strolling through La Ramblas and travelling by Metro, be alert as they are the hotspots for a lot of pick pocketer’s(more than 600). DO NOT stand near the metro door’s as you will easily be a target to them. You can thank me later ! ???? . I am glad that I knew this and was careful with my stuffs.Apart from the one’s I mentioned above, there are many other places to see like the Park Guell, Montjuic, where you can take the cable car and get a skyline view of Barcelona against the sea. I couldn’t visit them due to the lack of time but i’d strongly suggest to visit.I took day trips to Costa Brava and Montserrat mountains which were worth going.
Casa Milà is also called "open quarry". It was the penultimate construction designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1906-1910. Casa Milà was a private residence for businessman Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon. The exterior has marine motifs, resembling rocks carved in waves, the forged decoration of balconies is like seaweed, and the play of color and shadows creates the illusion of continuous movement. The interior was designed in a typical architecture style with elliptical and rounded shapes.
Castillo de Montjuïc
Due to the weather conditions, I decided to call off the trek that I had planned for the day. I returned much earlier than anticipated. My craze for photography drove me to pay another visit to the balcony in Castillo de Montjuic. The convenient tubes connect all parts of the city very well. So I took the metro to the castle from Placa Espanya.It was a most perfect opportunity for me to capture some aerial views of the city. By then, even the sun was slowly starting to make his way out from behind the clouds. On my second visit, I learnt that Castillo de Montjuic probably had some entertainment planned for its visitors, throughout the day. The bird-charmer (as I call her), had me speechless as she set her birds off on a man, that afternoon. Even though the birds didn't harm him, I was glad, I wasn't the victim. Because I wanted to be the spectator. I wanted to be the camera-man.
How can you leave beaches out of a Barcelona itinerary? So, here it is. One of the most amazing places to warm up and indulge in some sunbathing in Barcelona- Barceloneta Beach. The mediocre tourist spends all day in the sun at crowded Barceloneta Beach finding a square meter to place his towel and always in danger to get robbed. The further you move from the center the less crowded it gets and you will spot more surfers in the water. Dare to hop on a boat yourself? Also there are many other beautiful places to enjoy the sun: On one of the many terraces in the city with a cold beer, grab a bike and climb to the top of Tibidabo to get a great view of the city.
After suffering 6 bitingly cold months in England, 17 degrees at 7 am in the morning, was pure bliss. The weather was lovely. It made the 1 hour walk from hola hostel to Parc Guell much more pleasant, than it seemed.This place was home to many buildings that were embellished by Gaudi architecture. Each had its own charm, and they could easily pass for dream houses.