Barcelona in 5 Days
One of the advantages in living in Europe is that all European capitals and other cities are just a short flight away. This way even prolonged weekend and a day off or two are enough to hop on a plane to transform into tourist. I thought five days in Barcelona wouldn’t be enough but it turned out that one can see a lot even on a short string.
I fell in love with Barcelona and will definitely come back to see more in the future. Everything is easy there, bus from the airport (Aero bus) takes you straight to the Barcelona city centre, hostels are in abundance and i have chosen one on a great central location – see Itaca Hostel post. Metro stations are on every corner, so are the buses but to me the best way to feel Barcelona was on foot as Barcelona is really pedestrian friendly – lots of street promenades, lots of trees and green areas throughout the city. Once you get the feel for the city is easy to get aroudn even though Barcelona alleys especially around Ramblas and Barrio Gothico seem complicated at first.
To get an idea where the major sights are i took a Bus Turistic for a day. Then i just walked around and enjoyed city vibes and smells.
The major con of Bus Turisitc is that queues are long and you are loosing time waiting to get on the bus. The busiest stations are Placa Catalunya and Sagrada Familia.
Below are just a few snapshots taken while visiting this fascinating city.