Birthdays have been always like a festival for me. I always try to do something new on my special day. It could be something with my looks, maybe a new haircut or colour like last year or maybe visit a new place as I tried to do this year.
I had Barcelona on my wish list for many years and finally got the golden opportunity to visit it this time. Let’s be truthful, you hear Barcelona and immediately imagine nice warm weather, crowdy beaches, tasty food and a long walk on La Rambla. However, this time you are going to explore Barcelona from my viewpoint, a cultural take on Barcelona.
My husband and I planned to spend a long weekend in Barcelona and we booked such that my birthday also falls in the duration. In addition, with my special interest in the cultural heritage of a place, I am going to take you on such a journey via the local streets of Barcelona. This is the story about Barcelona’s handicraft works, its age-old dance form, famous painters and architects who have carved their niche and have left a mark in world history.
We were there for 3 days and 4 nights in a hotel named BESTPRICE DIAGONAL near SELVE DE MAR metro/bus/tram station. It is highly recommended by me since it is a hotel within decent budget and most importantly centrally located to all major historical and famous landmarks. The overall experience was enriching and boy there are many souvenirs to pounce upon, so please keep empty spaces while packing your bags!
Here is my itinerary to guide you if you are planning to visit Barcelona sometime soon.
Pro Tip: Take the Hola Barcelona card for public transports in the bus, tram, train (R1-valid for onward journey from Barcelona, like Ocata beach but not for the return journey, for return you can buy a ticket of just 2.5 euros) and metro
Day 1: -
a) Poble Espanyol - It is a replica of a typical Spanish village in which shines the soul of Spanish people, their style of living, their work ethics and artistic sense. A walk in the morning around the streets would give you the village vibes as if you are among those people living their lives. Some key things to seek for are:
i) authentic handicraft works like jewellery, table cloths, wall decorations, etc
ii) FIESTA- a free multimedia show about the festivals of Spain,
iii) Fran Daurel museum of collection d’Art Contemporarani
iv) A beautiful constellation by Josep Guinovart stating the fusion between nature and Art.