Themed routes in Barcelona

Barcelona routes
Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain, and the truth is that it is not surprising, since Barcelona has everything a tourist could wish for: a good climate, surprising architecture, a wide cultural offer, a very varied gastronomy , a lively nightlife, lots of events, beaches and mountains. In addition, it is relatively close to other places that are worth visiting, such as the Costa Brava.

If you plan to visit Barcelona soon or, simply, you live here and you think you do not know your city well enough, we recommend that you do not miss anything of what we tell you below, since today we are going to talk to you about the different thematic routes that you They will allow you to know Barcelona in depth.

Historical routes

There is evidence that shows that Barcelona was populated at least since the end of the Neolithic, so you can imagine the extensive history that Barcelona has behind it. To help you understand it, Turisme de Barcelona offers two interesting routes. One of them is the Roman Route, which allows you to get an idea of ​​what Barcino was, a Roman city that was founded in the 1st century BC Thus, thanks to this route you will be able to know important archaeological remains in the Barri Gòtic, where it was located the first walled enclosure. Even more exciting is the Medieval Route which, as its name suggests, runs through medieval Barcelona. And you have to take into account that the Catalan-Aragonese Crown exercised great power over the Mediterranean, so you can visit palaces, churches and civil buildings of the time. Most of them are in Ciutat Vella.

Roman Sepulchral Way

Modernist routes

If Barcelona is known for something, it is for modernism, an artistic and architectural style that emerged at the end of the 19th century that is characterized by luxury, fantasy, symbolism and color. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is a specific route to discover the hundreds of modernist buildings that flood the city. One of the greatest exponents of modernism was Antoni Gaudí, the most internationally renowned architect who has ever worked in Barcelona, ​​and, as you may have imagined, there is also a specific route to discover his best works: the Gaudí Route.

Batllo House

Routes of important personalities

In addition to the Gaudí Route, Turisme de Barcelona offers other tours to learn about the works of other great geniuses who have worked in the city: Picasso, who arrived in Barcelona when he was only 14 years old (you can find some of his most important works in the Picasso Museum); Joan Miró, a native of Barcelona who also left an important mark on the city (you can see his works at the Miró Foundation and on the street); Lluís Domènech y Montaner, a humanist who integrated modernity and tradition and who has also contributed to the splendor of modernism in the city; and Josep Puig y Cadafalch, whose architecture evolved from Modernism to Noucentism without neglecting traditional forms.

Joan Miro Mosaic

Other routes

As if all these routes weren’t enough, Turisme de Barcelona also offers the Contemporary Route, which will allow you to discover some of the best contemporary buildings in the world. And it is that some of the great architects and artists of the moment have works in different corners of the city. Finally, we can also do the Parks Route. Yes, Barcelona also has many green corners, parks and gardens scattered throughout the city that have botanical, urban or sculptural interest.

Do you dare to do some of the thematic routes of Barcelona?