Walk through four beautiful areas in Barcelona following this free walking tour
What do you like about free walking tours in Barcelona? We all know that Barcelona is the place where you can walk around for days to see even some of the places this city offers. Barcelona offers a variety of free walking tours. I wanted to try them in the first days I was here. However, they were either too early, or they didn’t fit with my schedule. Luckily I had a Barcelona map marked with all the tourist attractions and lots of energy to make my own walking tour. People tried to convince me of choosing metro, because it is faster. But hey, I was not in rush. I wanted to actually see the city, not be stuck in the underground or seeing only tourist attractions. I mean there is so much to see between the points that have been marked in our map below. Barcelona offers you a variety of different areas to explore. When you move from one area to another, only the language stays the same. If you’d like to see some of the other tours we’ve created you can check out the One Day Gaudi Walking Tour, and our Barcelona Panoramic Views Tour. Tired of walking? No worries, rent a bike in Barcelona and visit the city.
This free walking tour in Barcelona leads you from the busy centre area to one of the most popular beach in Barcelona. It takes an hour to walk this tour, or maybe even more if you want to enjoy tapas on a way to the beach. It’s not only nice to walk in Barcelona; it is also a great way to get fit for this summer at the beach. The best thing about arranging your own walking tours is that you don’t need to follow anyone’s timetable and you can stop in any of the nice bars and cafés on a way to the beach.
So here we start. During the years, Plaça Catalunya has become the center of city of Barcelona. It’s usually crowded from mornings till evenings, and to my mind it’s also the center of pigeons in Barcelona. You can find lots of great stores stores in the surrounding area to buy the latest fashion; also there are stops for airport and tourist busses. Plaça Catalunya is the area where many local events and also demonstrations are arranged. It is just above the old town, Las Ramblas, which is one of the most exciting areas in Barcelona. Ready for the next stop? Let’s go!
Arc de Triomf
When I first saw this amazing arc it surprised me with its mightiness. This arc was built in 1888 following the Neo-Mudéjar style. It is very old but the years have not changed the feeling it gives; it keeps you looking at it longer and longer each time you see it. Arc de Triomf welcomes you inside the Parc de la Ciutadella so that’s the next stop of this free walking tour in Barcelona.
Parc de la ciutedella
This park is absolutely beautiful. You see people relaxing, having a picnic, sunbathing, slack lining etc. You can spend quite a while taking pictures. The park looks amazing and it has delighted people since 1877. Parc de la ciutedella is usually rather crowded with tourists and also locals, but don’t worry, you can still find a relaxed little corner. If you want to, there is a zoo just next to this park. Si no, vamos a la playa.
Platja de la Nova Icària
This is the end of this free walking tour in Barcelona. Finally you’re on the beach. Platja de la Nova Icària is one of the most popular beach in Barcelona and therefore quite crowded, but if you walk further you can find more peaceful areas. You can read more info of the best beaches in and around Barcelona from our free ebook. In any case relax, have an ice cream or some drinks, and enjoy the sun and nice views. If you still have energy, take your friends and play volleyball against some locals. See you there!
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