I actually envy you, my dear reader, as you are probably going to the place where I was oh so happy not long ago!
But well, let’s get back to our trip itinerary for Barcelona and list your activities for Day 2.
#1 The Church of Sagrada Familia (Saint Family)
Barcelona is not much different from the rest of top European cities in terms of huge queues in front of the signature sights, like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. That’s the primary reason for starting your 2nd day in Barcelona very early in the morning, at about 7-8 am and getting yourself ready for at least 1-2 hours of waiting in the line. The entrance fee is € 13.5, plus an additional € 4.5 fee for going up the tower.
#2 Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
From the Church of Sagrada Familia you can easily walk to another masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi, Casa Mila, or La Pedrera, which refers to the same building. I personally loved this place! It was like a fairy tale on the rooftop and like an old-school movie in the inside. The entrance fee is € 16.5 and the lines are quite small.
#3 Casa Batllo
While walking from Casa Mila to Casa Batllo pay attention to the beauty surrounding you, the wonderful small balconies and specific architecture which is so familiar but still unique. Casa Batllo stands out even in all the uniqueness of Barcelona’s architecture! It is yet another house out of a fairy tale. The entrance fee is € 20.35 and a free audioguide is available in a language you choose yourself.
Before passing on to the next and final sight of the day you’ll probably need to have a rest and eat something. Here’s a tip: almost every cafe and restaurant in Barcelona has “Menu del Dia” (Menu of the day) with prices ranging in between € 8-25, for which you will get a starter (normally a salad or soup), a main dish, a glass of house wine/coke/water, bread and a dessert. The portions are quite generous, so you will definitely feel full at the end. But note, you won’t be able to take one Menu del Dia for 2 persons 😉
#4 Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi was a dreamer, a big dreamer and the coolest thing about him is that he actually built his dreams and made them available for everyone to experience and enjoy. Park Guell is actually a very small park, but very interesting. The bad thing is it is pretty far from the center and you’ll have to get there either by metro or by Barcelona Bust Turistic, cause you won’t be able to walk there. And the good thing is it’s worth the hustle. 🙂 and the park is free.
Day two in Barcelona will be your Gaudi day and I’m sure you’ll love it!
P.S. If you have missed Day One in Barcelona, make sure to catch up!