Barcelona is a city that hides many treasures in both its cobbled streets and never-ending avenues. Sometimes, however, the most popular attractions are so popular for a very good reason. This is the case for Gaudí’s breath-taking creations – so much so, that they deserve their own one-day walking tour!
You can begin by visiting both the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera). They are both located 5 minutes apart on the Passeig de Gràcia. They were both build during the architect’s Naturalist period, which explains the mind-warping undulating façades and the peculiar chimneys. Afterwards, you can head to the Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s still unfinished masterpiece: a stunning cathedral showcasing the utmost attention to detail. Finally, you can finish your day by travelling to the Park Güell, a peaceful setting where you can witness (amongst many) a dragon fountain and handrails decorated with colourful mosaic tiles.
Reaching Barcelona’s city centre from Barcelona Airport is really easy. There are three different, cheap public transport options that take just over half an hour. Otherwise, you can book a shared shuttle bus service from the airport – also for a very competitive price – which will drop you off in around 20 minutes.