Other buildings designed by Gaudí include different “casas”. The most popular one is arguably , known to locals as “House of Bones”. With its colourful tiles and undulated balconies, it is a dreamlike eye candy from the outside with many gems hidden on the inside as well. The recurring theme of nature in its architecture makes Casa Battlò one of the most visited attractions in Barcelona, so make sure to buy tickets in advance to skip the queue.
or and are yet two other masterpieces by Gaudí, also showcasing the unique style of the architect. Casa Vicens is one of his earlier works, less famous and thus, the ideal spot to bypass the crowds.
One last piece of artwork by Gaudí you should definitely consider to visit is . The park is the second most visited location in Barcelona and with more than 17 hectares one of the largest green spaces in the city. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is a public park system composed of gardens and mesmerizing architectonic elements. Be aware, however, that one part of the park is a restricted area for which you will need to pay an entrance fee.
A little overlooked by tourists next to the fascinating work by Gaudí and especially the Sagrada Família, the is also well worth a visit. It is one of the most famous Gothic cathedrals in Europe, has a beautiful 14th-century cloister courtyard and offers free access to the inside as well as the rooftop in the mornings until 1 PM (except for Sundays).
One of the most charming areas of the city, the , is perfect for all those who love to wander small (and historic) backstreets. Carrer del Bisbe, a small street located in this quarter, is a popular photo spot.
Another great location for your stroll through the city is the famous concert hall . You can visit the beautiful inside during the day when there are no performances to marvel at the intricate interior decor. Don’t miss out to pay a visit to the outside balcony as well – you might recognize its colourful mosaic columns from one of our cards!
Turning to the sea, you will find . The former fishermen’s town is now one of the most visited neighbourhoods of Barcelona. It’s a must-visit if you want to take a stroll on the beach, hit the surf or simply absorb the stunning views of the clash of sea and city. From here, you can also take a ride on Barcelona’s Port Cable Car (), which is the easiest way to get up to which offers the best views of the city.
Last but not least, the perfect place to find good vibes, great food and lots of music and (vintage) art is the . The creative market takes place every first weekend of the month in an old abandoned and refurbished factory. It serves as a platform for new forms of culture and trends, but also as a stage for concerts and gastronomic events.
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