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Enjoy Barcelona in a 2 day city-break. Fantastic airport connections to most countries make it easy to enjoy a break in Barcelona.
You will find recommendations to extend your stay and also to adapt it to your budget and travel style.
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1 hour – 3 hours
On day 1 of this vacation we recommend to enjoy a bit of Gaudi at Casa Batló, a walk in Las Ramblas to get the pulse of Barcelona and to experience the Gothic area and Barcelona´s Cathedral.
Hotels: We provide 3 alternatives for different budgets, all of them are great hotels and well located to enjoy the itinerary.
Restaurants: We recommend light lunch (tapas like) inside La Boquería and a quality dinner to enjoy a special area of Barcelona (restaurants options are provided at the end of the itinerary)
Bivio is located on the Barceloneta (Barcelona's marina) and offers traditional spanish dishes (specializing in seafood) in a sophisticated and refind ambiance.
Housed inside a XVIII century old building in the Gótico neighborhood in Barcelona, La Dentellière contemporary Catalonian dishes, perfect for a romantic meal with a loved one.
Near Casa Batló
One of the best book shops in Barcelona is located at less than 10 minutes walk: Livreria La Central at Carrer de Mallorca 237 .
If you are not into books but into fashion M69 is a great shop for you and very close to Casa Batló.
Some of Barcelona´s oldest shops can be found in La Rambla and the Gothic.
Casa Beethoven (La Rambla 97)is Barcelona´s oldest music shop.
Casa Cotchet J.Xanco (La Rambla 129) is one of Barcelona´s protected shops. Fantastic modernist decoration inside. They sell high quality men´s fashion.
Casa Gispert (Carrer dels Sombrerers, 23) is one of Barcelona´s oldest food shops. Opened in 1851, a great selection of products can be found. The atmosphere is very special.
Abracadabra book shop (Carrer del General Álvarez de Castro, 5,) is a fantastic bookshop for children. Books in english are available.
1 hour – 3 hours
On day 2 of this vacation you will enjoy the genius of Gaudi. His name is almost a byword for Barcelona and his works are a magnet for tourists.
La Sagrada Familia is Gaudi´s most important, yet unfinished work. With Gothic inspiration but with the aim to emulate nature, Gaudi designed curves and frames that provide with surreal qualities.
Restaurants. We provide you with different options to enjoy local gastronomy in Barcelona to enjoy an early lunch near Sagrada Familia or a late lunch if you decide to wait till after your visit at Park Güell.
An excellent seafood restaurant that serves traditional, straight forward spanish dishes that do not dissapoint, in the center of Barcelona. Perfect for traditional Catalonian seafood.
Located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Gracia in Barcelona, Antúnez specializes in tapas and home made traditional dishes On thursday nights, they feature a live DJ and put on a show that goes on well into the night.
We strongly recommend to start your visit at opening hours to avoid crowds. A skip the line ticket is also advisable. If this not possible, the you should opt for the latest possible time but always with light to enjoy the stained glass windows!. As a matter of fact, if there is a sunnier day during your stay we would recommend that one to enjoy the interior of Sagrada Familia.
5 minutes walk from Sagrada Familia you will find Bodega Iturre, where you can enjoy a traditional bar that has not changed much through the years.
A 30 minute walk is needed from Sagrada Familia to arrive at Parl Güell. We would recommend using a taxi if a 30 minute walk seems long (public transportation does not offer a good combination)
What to do after visiting Park Güell? We would recommend you walk down Gracia neighbourhood once you finish your visit to Park Güell. Calle verdi is your best option to enjoy local atmosphere and a bit of shopping. You can stop at Plaça Virreina and enjoy views of the church and then continue to walk to Avenida Diagonal where you will be able to take the metro.
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