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Two days in Barcelona: challenge accepted

By | 28 May, 2018 | 0 comments

If Barcelona can boast about anything, it’s that it adapts seamlessly to every visitor’s needs. Its vast array of cultural and leisure attractions provides an endless number of possibilities for plans and itineraries catering to all tastes. No matter if you only have two days or even a full week, the essence of Barcelona can be captured the moment you set foot in the city. Yes, you heard that right, two days in Barcelona is more than enough time to enjoy a complete tour of this wonderful city. In today’s post, we’re going to show you how to shirk the stereotype that two days isn’t enough for a city as big as Barcelona, or that weekend getaways are only good for smaller cities.

Semana Santa en Barcelona

Day One in Barcelona

A great way to get started is to spend the morning of your first day in the city getting lost in the Gothic Quarter and discovering all its hidden secrets. This journey in time through the very beginnings of the city is sure to impress. From Barcelona’s Cathedral you can start your routeby heading along the mysterious Calle del Bisbe, leading past the stunning Plaza de San Felipe Neri and ending up at Sant Jaume, where you can see the headquarters of the Generalitat and the City Hall.

The route continues through another key location in the Gothic Quarter, Plaza del Rei, where it’s well worth spending a few moments being enraptured by the Gothic and Renaissance buildings that can be found in the area. From here, you’ll reach the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Mar via Calle Argenteria, an architectural gem of unrivalled beauty.

A good idea for the afternoon is to walk up and down the world-famous Rambla, the most lively artery running through the bustling city, where you simply have to make a stop at the Gran Teatro del Liceo and the historic Mercado de la Boquería. Add the finishing touches to your day by relaxing by the sea at Port Vell, but not before calling in on the Monument to Columbus and the Basílica de la Merced.

Days in Barcelona: Day Two

Barcelona simply cannot be understood without Gaudí, and vice versa. It’s well worth dedicating an entire day to admiring the legacy of the genius Catalan architect. One great option is to take Barcelona’s Tourist Bus, which makes a complete tour of Paseo de Gracia, the epicentre of modernism, full of amazing buildingslike the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milá (La Pedrera). Furthermore, it takes you directly to the Sagrada Familia, the Reus-born architect’s ultimate masterpiece.

In the afternoon of your second day of sightseeing, soak up more of Gaudí’s work with a visit to Parque Güell, or perhaps explore Barcelona’s 1992 Olympics past by climbing the magic mountain of Montjuic. From here, in addition to enjoying the very best views over the city, you can explore the fountains, the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and the Picornell pools, among lots of other great sights.

At HCC hotels, we can provide a wide range of information on all itineraries and options to help you get the most out of your visit to Barcelona, proving that two days in one city have never been so action-packed.

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