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.
Parc de la Ciutadella
Barcelona is full of green parks which is a must for me in a big city. One of them I visit very often, Ciutadella, because it has a wonderful fountain and a lake. But what differentiates it from all the other parks is a statue of a life-size mammoth next to the lake. Apart from clicking pictures of this huge mammoth, this park also has a zoo to visit. There are beautiful lakes and museums inside to visit too. A great place to relax and learn!
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.
Playa de los Muertos
- Playa de Los Muertos: This secluded beach located just outside of the town of Carboneras involves a 30 minute hike down a steep trail, and is great for a relaxing day by the sea.- Horseback Rides: Local stables offer horseback rides through the fascinating terrain and along the beautiful beaches in the area.- Kayak or Snorkel: If you’re ready for an adventure on the water, check out some of the local guides that offer beautiful kayak rides and snorkeling.Where to Eat
Casa de Campo
My lunch for the day was at Agra Palace Restaurant, my first Indian Resto in Spain. I talked a bit with Restaurant Manager and asked him about other attractions away from these.. which led me to Casa De Campo the park with lake which was very large in area with huge no. of visitors.Basically I am not a fan of museums, but you can visit many if you are interested. After the evening it was my time to chill somewhere and grab some tapas, so I moved to the city center Gran Via.