The Ciudad Condal is full of treasures that only tourists who travel thousands of kilometers to enjoy all of them seem to appreciate. But, whether you are a tourist or a neighbor of Barcelona, you can not give up on topics that may seem.
There are many people who, residing in Barcelona, have never visited the Sagrada Familia, do not walk through La Rambla, or have not gone to Park Güell. Tourists enjoy all these places while the residents themselves avoid these corners because of the excess of people, among other reasons. But so that you do not miss one of these visits, we at Aerobús have thought about making you a list of all those corners of Barcelona that you have to visit, although you can feel like a real tourist.
The splendid Gaudí outdoor monument, which attracts thousands of people, allows you to take a walk in the fresh air and enjoy the creations of the famous architect such as the Dragon Staircase, the Greek Theater, the Hypostyle Hall, the Portal of the Washerwoman and the Austrian Gardens, among others.
It is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, that is why there are always long lines at your doorstep. It is the maximum exponent of Gaudí. Climbing the towers and entering the basilica is an authentic religious experience that, thanks to the colorful stained glass windows and the huge columns, often leaves visitors speechless. Many people in Barcelona have only enjoyed it from the outside, to avoid the queues and waiting, but it is worth it.
Los Bunkers del Carmel
From here, in addition to contemplating the bustle of tourists, you can also enjoy stunning views of the city. It is an ideal place to understand how the Catalan capital has been shaped by absorbing what were once towns, each with its own architectural distribution. But this is not the only charm that keeps since it is a vestige of the civil war that may encourage you to delve into what happened in that fight.
We already know that it is always full of people who move in all directions and that sometimes you can be overwhelmed, but taking a walk through La Rambla can transport you to the past, in the era in which the locals strolled in their best clothes for that avenue, only with an obligatory stop at La Pallarsa farm for churros and a Swiss snack. While many locals prefer to avoid it, the other half loves it and gives it a nostalgic cult.
In the Boquería you have to see, smell and touch. There is no doubt about it. Tourists even photograph the stalls of this market of which they appreciate many more details than us for the mere fact of not paying attention to them. There is no better place to go if you’re a gourmet and you want to find the best raw material, whether it’s kilometer 0 or an exotic country. Because in La Boqueria you can find absolutely everything.
If you hear about Barceloneta, you can imagine the beach covered with hundreds of people, without a large space to spread your towel, and the typical soft drink vendors. But do not think about how hard it is to find cities where you can enjoy the beach a few subway stops from your house. If you want to lie down for a while, even if it’s just to enjoy the sea, the best time is good morning or when leaving work.
La Tortuga de la Catedral
Surely you have passed hundreds of times ahead of this legendary place in the Gotic where a small stone turtle hides and you have not seen it. It is located in the mailbox of the Casa de l’Ardiaca, next to the cathedral. It was then that the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner came up with this peculiar stone work where the aquatic animal lives with swallows and ivy. It is said that while the plant symbolizes the bureaucratic entanglements, the swallows make reference to justice and freedom, and the turtle … to the slowness of justice. Something that with the passage of time has been forgotten and today translates into a guarantee of good luck.
Tablao flamenco de Carmen
The city has several flamenco tablaos where bailaores and cantaores show their talent to the large number of people who demand a good dose of Spanish folklore. It is a different and interesting cultural experience for those who want to enjoy for a few hours with an impressive combination of guitar strings and guitar strings along with overwhelming voices. The flamenco tablao of Carmen will captivate you because you can add a few glasses of wine and some tapas in your interior patio to the show until the show begins.
Looking like a guiri in your city is not that bad either. You can enjoy the gems that foreigners like so much, making you look like another tourist. Whether you are a resident of the Catalan capital or visiting, with Aerobús you can move from the airport to the city center and vice versa, while enjoying many of the most iconic places in the city. If you wish, you can buy your tickets online comfortably and start living the experience of enjoying Barcelona as another tourist.
What are you waiting for?