The Ultimate 48 Hours Guide to Barcelona!
Apr 27, 2014
About the Guidebook
To claim that you’ve ‘seen’ Barcelona may not be possible. As regular visitors and residents will tell you, this city offers something new on a day-by-day, and street-by-street, basis. But for those on a tight schedule, I’ve decided to attempt the impossible task of distilling the best that Barcelona has to offer into a 48 hours itinerary.
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
Take a quick glance at a map of Barcelona and you’ll notice how the city fans out towards the mountains from a nucleus of entangled streets. This nucleus is the Ciutat Vella, the ‘old town’, and this part of the city will be the focus of your first day. The area provides an ideal starting point for visiting Barcelona, as it not only demonstrates the origins of the city, but is also brimming with iconic sights.
More than any other city on the planet, Barcelona is famed for its architecture. Day 2 of your quick tour of Barcelona will give you lots of glimpses into the origins of this reputation. But to see how these roots evolved and were channelled into the brilliant imagination of Barcelona’s most famous son, Antoni Gaudí, we need to move out of the old town and into the modern L’Eixample district.
You’ll be able to see how Modernisme, the movement most associated with Gaudí, has left a unique legacy that defines Barcelona even today.
48 Hours is way to short for Barcelona but gives you a glimpse of this bustling city!
About the Author
I'm a professional travel blogger that has visited over 60 countries in the last years. I have lived in 8 countries in the last 6 years and cover all interesting travel stories on my award winning travel blog Off-The-Path.com