A Day-Long Cultural Interlude in Barcelona

Full of culture, history and art everywhere you look, Barcelona makes a wonderful day-long city break for those looking to immerse themselves in its charm.

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(businesspress24) - Barcelona is an ideal destination for a day-long city break. Although you could probably spend weeks exploring it in depth if you wanted to, visiting the city’s best bits in just one day is surprisingly doable. If you are fascinated by the cultural, artistic, historical background of the places you visit, Barcelona is like a dream come true.

With plenty of wonderful highlights spread throughout, it can be difficult to make up your mind when figuring out an itinerary for your daytrip. That is why I have put together some of my favourite destinations – from buildings to parks to promenades – so that you can get going without wasting any time.

Las Ramblas

No visit to Barcelona is complete without a leisurely stroll down the Ramblas. A vibrant boulevard that travels through the city’s heart, it is surrounded by lovely buildings and it is full of stalls selling traditional artefacts, like hand-held fans, human statues, and plenty of locals pottering about. Moreover, just off the Ramblas, you can find La Boqueria – the city’s best food market – where you can see (and smell!) first-hand some amazing local produce, as well as have a mouth-watering snack while you sit on a bench and people-watch.

Barri Gòtic

This striking neighbourhood will make you step back in time. With some breath-taking, wonderfully-preserved buildings, Barcelona’s Gothic quarter is quaint, bustling borough filled with cobbled streets, narrow almost-secret passages, and historical structures dating back to medieval times.

Furthermore, if you want to get to know the area’s history better, you can step into the Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat, in the Plaça del Rei, and immerse yourself in Barcelona’s past. Once you come out understanding the city better, you can head to the Plaça Reial and the Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia. The latter is actually perfect if you’re seeking refuge from a hot summer’s day, as you are welcome to sit down on the pews and cool down whilst admiring your surroundings.

Gaudí’s Creations

You can’t truly know Barcelona without having visited the impressive works left behind by Antoni Gaudí. The Passeig de Gracia holds two of Gaudí’s outstanding houses – the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà – the former famous for its amazing roof terrace (with a dragon on it!) and the latter better known for its wavy façade and wrought-iron balconies.

Finally, head to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s as-of-yet unfinished masterpiece. It is a must-see for all art lovers and history enthusiasts as, whether they love it or despise it, it represents something truly unique about the man, the time, and the city in which this cathedral was built. The council aims to have it finished by 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.

Fundació Joan Miró

A wonderful final stop before saying goodbye to this beautiful city, this museum celebrates the life and works of the artist Joan Miró. Barcelona-born Miró was a prolific painter, sculptor, and ceramicist that belonged to the Surrealist movement, but dabbled in cubism and magical realism too. His Foundation has over 200 paintings and 150 sculptures on display, as well as an impressive 5000 drawings. Additionally, in line with Miró’s desires, the Foundation’s Espai 13 is a space dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art by young, experimental artists.

How to Get from Lloret de Mar to Barcelona

The drive between Lloret de Mar and Barcelona is very quick and easy. A taxi can have you there in just over an hour, during which you can enjoy the lovely views of the Mediterranean Sea from the car windows.

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Date: 07/27/2016 - 16:54
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