Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Many people think that Barcelona is the capital of Spain, but it is not, the capital is Madrid. When we started to plan your route around Barcelona, it became immediately clear, one day Barcelona to look impossible.

The route in Barcelona could fit in 2 full days, so I booked a hotel in Barcelona, in order not to wander hither and thither from Salou.

On the first day we decided to go on a route: mountain Montjuic and Barcelona Gothic. And the second day to plunge into the world of modernistic Barcelona, ie a route in the footsteps of architect Antoni Gaudi.

Barcelona. Center

At 9.30 am sat on the bus Salou to Barcelona, which went almost from our door. A roundtrip ticket costs about 20 euros, travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes to the city centre.

In Barcelona we jumped at the bus stop Passage de Grassia, where there is the homonymous metro station, and plaça Catalunya from her hand. We assume that the starting point of the route.

Barcelona. Central square

This is the Eixample district, famous architectural creations of the modernists. As I wrote, art Nouveau in Barcelona, we decided to study on the second the day of travel, therefore ,almost pulling Nina’s hand from “pretty houses”, we went to Plaza Catalunya, from which extends the Open bus city tour (or city tour bus).

Bus Turistic

Study the map on the roof of the Open Bus

The ticket costs 29 euros for two days, the price includes headphones for the English-speaking audio guide and map of the city with a deposited and bus route.

So, the bus starts from Plaza Catalunya, which the Spaniards called the “nerve centre”.

Indeed, if we get to the Plaza Catalunya about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, from the number of people dazzled even in Moscow.

On route we went to Montjuic.

On the montjuïc hill, the second highest in Barcelona after Tibidabo, there are many attractions, most of whom owe the world exhibition of 1929 and 1992 Olympics

Our attention was drawn to the cable car, which very gracefully lifted the tourists standing above the sea, montjuïc castle (Castell de Montjuic).

We went out on the appropriate bus stop, bought tickets for 10 euros there and back and went upstairs.

By the way, for those who travel without open city tour, it will be useful to know that before the cable car can be reached by metro. At the station a green branch there is a transition to the departure station of the train-funicular, which travels from the hill of montjuïc, the cable car to the top of the hill. That is, is very just, because the cable car up to Montjuic is the subway network of Barcelona.

Even if you’re not interested in architecture, and even more, all sorts of fortresses, we will still ride on the cable car, because such a view of Barcelona is hard to find. Cabins of the cable car literally float over the city.

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