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One day route through Barcelona

Rutas Routes 17/08/2023

Visiting a city like Barcelona undoubtedly requires a few days to not miss the most important things, discover special places or enjoy your day to day. But not always visitors have this time and it always helps a lot to have a guide for a full day in which to enjoy some of the iconic places in our city.

We propose a very complete route, from north to south, which is ideal to do with the Tourist Bus . With the same ticket you can take two routes that will take you to the best places in Barcelona.

Two routes Bus Turìstic Barcelona

  • We will start the day at Parc Güell , which opens its doors at 10 in the morning, it will allow us to have a view from the whole city and take wonderful photos. We recommend having breakfast before. It is located in the upper part of the city and offers spectacular views of Barcelona. It is a good option to have a general view of the city and take our first photos.

park guell

  • From Parc Guell to the Sagrada Familia . They are about 2 km walking or we take the bus to save time. If we want to visit the Basilica from the inside (highly recommended) it is best to buy tickets in advance to avoid unnecessary queues. Here you have all the information.

Inside Holy Family

  • From the Sagrada Familia we can walk directly towards Passeig de Gràcia , which in itself is worth seeing from above to Plaça Catalunya. Emblematic buildings, luxury shops and places to have a drink to recharge your batteries are an irresistible attraction. Historically it had a more residential function, where the Catalan bourgeoisie lived. Its modernist facades are a true marvel. The avenue became famous at the beginning of the 20th century, when the most prestigious Catalan architects built modernist houses such as Casa Batlló, La Pedrera or Casa Amatller.

Passeig de Gracia

They attract thousands of visitors every week. We also recommend buying tickets online.

Two routes Bus Turìstic Barcelona

We continue our walk in the direction of the sea, until we come face to face with Plaça Catalunya , the central square in the center of Barcelona. It was designed by the architect Francesc de Paula Nebot and inaugurated on November 2, 1927 by the Spanish King Alfonso XIII.

The Plaza de Catalunya was designed with a small temple, a central colonnade, two fountains and many sculptures.

The Plaza de Cataluña has four sculptural groups that represent the four Catalan capitals -Barcelona, Girona, Lérida and Tarragona- and two groups that represent the virtues of wisdom and work.

Plaza Catalunya is the center of public transport in Barcelona, with many metro and tourist bus connections. The square is surrounded by shops and some of the most popular streets of Barcelona start from there, such as El Portal del Àngel or La Rambla.

Catalunya Square

We cross Plaza Cataluña and begin to walk the most popular street in the city, Las Ramblas. until you reach the Christopher Columbus monument , which marks the beginning of the port. If you get hungry or want to discover a unique place, we recommend you stop at La Boquería , the most famous market in Barcelona, with deserved fame. There are more than 300 stalls offering fresh products of all kinds: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, sausages...

La Boqueria Market

Monument to Christopher Columbus and Seaport

From here we can decide whether to stay in the port area and its many gastronomic offers, or enter the Gothic Quarter of the city and explore its narrow streets.

There is no doubt that you will have seen the best and most typical of the city on one day and you will end up exhausted, but happy.

“A thousand perfumes and a thousand colors, Barcelona has a thousand faces.” - Joan Manuel Serrat, Catalan singer-songwriter.