Although Barcelona is quite a compact city, in that you can satisfy your needs within a block or two of anywhere, it’s also pretty big and spread out over a large area (about 39 sq/miles). This makes it a city for the wanderer and the inquisitive, providing new sights and surprises around every corner. You will also find that the major attractions are also well spaced out around the city. There is so much to see and take in that sometimes it’s difficult to remember to watch where you’re walking… Thankfully, the locals locals are extremely dutiful about cleaning up after their dogs… but this won’t stop you walking into a tree occasionally
Maybe take a wander:
From Forum to Plaça Catalunya (6 kms approx.) – taking in: Forum, Diagonal Mar, the beaches up to Port Olympic: Nova Mar Bella, Mar Bella, Bogatell, Nova Icària, the Olympic village and harbour, Hotel Arts, Big Fish (Frank Garry installation for the 92 Olympics), the dinner clubs/night clubs, Barceloneta beaches, parc Barceloneta, Hotel Vela, funicular, Passeig de Joan de Borbó, Palau de Mar, Port Vell (has a market most weekends), Maremagnum, Columbus monument, La Rambla, Plaça Catalunya, then a well-deserved rest in your perfect rentBCN apartment.
We have chosen this time our Fontana Deluxe Apartment, the ideal apartment to stay in Barcelona if you are visiting with your family. Located in a quiet street of the distinctive and artistic neighbourhood of Gracia, described as a little village within a big city, you may want to take the opportunity to enjoy a good breakfast in one of the countless and pleasant squares, full of terraces and children’s safety playgrounds.
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Taking Passeig Sant Joan, which is a wide and pleasant avenue to walk, you will find the emblematic Arc de Triomf and the historic Ciutadella Park. Both are the perfect place to enjoy the sun and make the most of the day, mixing with local Catalans and their families. The park also hosts the Parliament, the Barcelona Zoo, the Gaudi Cascada fountain, a boating lake, museums and many other attractions.
Next to the park, you have the chance to discover the picturesque Born neighbourhood, filled with family-friendly restaurants and cafes, as well as the most distinguished Barcelona monuments and sights, such as the gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, the Barcelona Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, Palau de la Música, Santa Catarina market, the Chocolate museum and many others.
Once you have finished your walk through the Born area, you will find yourself close to Plaça Catalunya, the main square in Barcelona. Passeig de Gracia begins here and along here you will find the Gaudi houses, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. You can enjoy a pleasant walk back to your apartment along this wide and famous avenue, while discovering the most fashionable and chic shops of beautiful Barcelona.