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Barcelona, a magical city

Barcelona is a box of surprises. In this cosmopolitan and Mediterranean city, full of light and life, there are many interesting places to enjoy. To make your visit easier and to make the most of your getaway, here is a list of the essential places to get to know Barcelona (monuments declared World Heritage Sites, neighborhoods full of charm, important museums and a lot of art, are some of the things you shouldn't miss).


During low season mobility between Barcelona and Estartit decreases but this does not mean that it cannot be reached.

During winter there are different possibilities:

- The first: Take a bus from Estartit to the Girona Train Station and from there take a train that arrives at Barcelona Sants.

- The second: Take a bus from Estartit to Sant Jordi Desvalls or Flaçà (20-25 minutes from Estartit), and from the stations of these two small towns go directly to Barcelona.

- The third: take the Estartit - Torroella de Montgrí bus and there take another bus that goes directly to Barcelona.

- The fourth: go by car directly. Unfortunately, during this season, Estartit does not have any car rental company.

To check the timetables I provide the web page of each means of transport so that it is always updated:

- Local bus: www.ampsa.org

- Train: www.renfe.com

- Bus Torroella - Barcelona: www.compras.moventis.es

If it is complicated or you have doubts, in the office, very kindly,

They can help and inform you in what is required.

During summer:

During high season all the latest possibilities exist, but in this case we have two more options:

- The first: Take a bus from Estartit that goes directly to Barcelona

- The second: rent a car and go directly to Barcelona. In this case, during the summer season there is an agency that provides a car rental service.

To check the timetables I provide the web page of each means of transport so that it is always updated:

- Bus Estartit - Barcelona: www.compras.moventis.es

Now that we have the necessary information to visit Barcelona, here is a list of essentials that you should not miss. The Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Barceloneta beach, the Cathedral or Las Ramblas are just a sample that makes this city one of the most beautiful in the world.


La Sagrada Familia is one of the most emblematic Catholic churches and is located in the city of Barcelona, Spain. The temple was designed by Antonio Gaudí at the end of the 19th century. It belongs to the so-called modernism, a movement that received the name of Art Nouveau in France, Liberty in Italy, Jugendstil in Germany and Sezessionstil in Austria.

The Sagrada Família has not yet finished being built, although it is possible that this generation will be able to see the final result. Apparently, the temple could be completed in the first third of the 21st century.

In short, what Antonio Gaudí wanted with the Sagrada Família was to recognize the virtues that strengthen us as individuals, as family members, and as citizens of the world, including the virtues of loyalty, obedience, fidelity, and unconditional love.

We want to overwhelm you with structural data and all the technicality found in this work. All that remains is to go there and appreciate and admire the true work of art designed by the Catalan artist.


Barcelona Cathedral, also known as La Seu or the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, is a famous example of Catalan Gothic architecture dating back to the 14th century. Despite staying in the shadow of the well-known Sagrada Familia, the cathedral is an impressive Gothic temple capable of making its visitors fall in love.


Built between 1904 and 1906 commissioned by Josep Batlló, Casa Batlló is Gaudí's masterpiece, a key piece of modernist architecture in Barcelona that more than a building has become an art legend.

Casa Batlló is an apology for happiness, a canvas inspired by the sea, a dream world that evokes nature and fantasy. Its façade is the gateway to that symbolic universe, and contemplating it inspires feelings that have a continuous dialogue with light and color as the background.


Casa Milá, known to all as La Pedrera due to its external appearance, where stone has mainly been used for the design of the façade and balconies, is an amazing modernist building created by Gaudí between 1906 and 1912.

The peculiar building, located in the central Paseo de Gracia, reflects the artistic fullness of Gaudí at a time when he was working on different projects in Barcelona.

Like other Gaudí creations, La Pedrera is a surprising building that has the ability to amaze its visitors, but what most dazzles apart from its façade is its roof!


La Rambla, also called Las Ramblas, is an emblematic promenade in the city of Barcelona that runs between Plaza de Cataluña, the nerve center of the city, and the old port.

The promenade is full of people during the day and until late at night. We can find newspaper and flower kiosks, street performers, cafeterias, restaurants and shops. Near the port, markets tend to settle, as well as painters and draughtsmen.

Walking along La Rambla, you can see several buildings of interest, such as the Palacio de la Virreina, as well as the La Boquería market and the famous El Liceo theater (in Catalan, El Liceu), where operas and ballets are performed.

The promenade of La Rambla ends at the old port (Plaza Portal de la Paz), where the famous statue of Christopher Columbus is located, and from there a wide walkway called Rambla de Mar leads to the dock of Spain , where the Maremagnum shopping center is located.

In short, a good plan to stretch your legs and take a walk in the middle of Barcelona.


La Barceloneta is one of the most popular and charismatic neighborhoods in Barcelona. It is a fishing neighborhood full of magic and history that is located in the district of Port Vell.

The narrow and closed streets and the family lifestyle protect it from the bustle of the big city. The facades darkened by the salt of the sea, the boats that unload at sunset and the unmistakable smell show the Mediterranean character, very similar to that of any fishing village on the Catalan coast.

Thus, beyond the streets of the neighborhood and its charisma, it is worth noting its 422-meter-long beach and its wonderful sunsets. Do you fancy a bath?


Park Güell, one of Antoni Gaudí's most emblematic works, is a monumental site that is unique in the world.

More than a park, it is a symbol of Barcelona. Park Güell, one of Antoni Gaudí's most emblematic works, is unique in the world because it was conceived as a monumental site where the natural environment is inseparable from the architectural elements.

Its singularity was recognized in 1969, when it was declared a historical-artistic monument of national interest and, above all, in 1984, when it was declared a historical-artistic monument of national interest and, above all, in 1984, when it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Located in the Ciutat Vella district, in the heart of the city, the Gothic Quarter is the oldest nucleus and one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona. The pleasant neighborhood is bounded by Las Ramblas, Vía Laietana, Paseo de Colón and Plaza de Cataluña.

The narrow and labyrinthine medieval streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter make up the ideal setting for enjoying the city center without rushing, delighting in the remains of the city's glorious past.


The Camp Nou, officially known as Spotify Camp Nou for sponsorship reasons, is a sports venue owned by Fútbol Club Barcelona, located in the Les Corts district of the city of Barcelona, Spain. It was inaugurated on September 24, 1957 and its capacity is currently 99,354 spectators, making it the stadium with the largest capacity in Europe and the third in the world.


The Tibidabo mountain is the highest peak of the Sierra del Collserola, the massif that surrounds Barcelona. Exceeding 500 meters high, this site offers the best views of Barcelona and many entertainment alternatives for the whole family.

It has the theme park, it is the oldest in Barcelona, inaugurated in 1905, it was built in parallel with the urbanization project of the mountain.

Also, very close to the park, is the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart, a curious church that is visible at night from anywhere in the city.