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August 16, 2010

Walking Tour Of Barcelona: Things You Can Do By Foot

The Catalonia capital and Spain’s largest city, Barcelona is your destination, if you art and architecture. Located in the comarca of Barcelonès, along the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, Barcelona is one the most popular vacation destinations in Europe.

The magnificent jewel of Mediterranean, Barcelona offers you a wide range of tourist attractions including beautiful sites, architecture, museums & art galleries, parks, beaches, etc. The best way to relish the beauty of Barcelona is enjoying the city by foot; you can experience real Barcelona by walking.

You can really find a number of places to walk around and enjoy the city. Barcelona is home to a great collection of versatile and antique architecture and a number of sites associated to Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. You can enjoy the real beauty of these sites by waking. Some of the worth watching architecture include Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Colonia Guell and Park Guell. These are the most famous work of Antoni Gaudi at Barcelona.

You can also enjoy walking in/around the parks of Barcelona. There are over 100 parks in Barcelona including 68 municipal parks, divided into 12 historic parks, 5 thematic (botanical) parks, 45 urban parks, and 6 forest parks.

Barcelona’s parks cover 10% area of the city. Some of the popular parks of Barcelona include Montjuïc Park, Ciutadella Park, the Guinardó Park, Park Güell (designed by Antoni Gaudí), Oreneta Castle Park, Diagonal Mar Park, Nou Barris Central Park, Can Dragó Sports Park, Poblenou Park, and the Labyrinth Park.

You can also enjoy lots of walking on the beaches of Barcelona. There are seven beaches that cover 4.5 km (2.8 mi) of coastline. Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta beaches, both 1100 m in length, are the largest and the most popular beaches of Barcelona. These two beaches are separated from other beaches by The Olympic port. The other beaches of Barcelona include Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella.

Barcelona’s museums are also the beauties that you can enjoy by foot. There are many museums in Barcelona. Some of the popular museums of Barcelona include Museum of Catalan Art, Frederic Mares Museum, Cathedral Museum, Museum of the History of the City of Barcelona, Archaeological Museum, Science Museum (CosmoCaixa Science Museum, Museum of the History of Medicine, Maritime Museum, Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso, Museum of Modern Art, Miro Foundation, Museum of Erotic Art, Clara Museum, Wax Museum, Museum of the Arts, Industry and Popular Traditions, Automaton Museum, Ceramica Museum, Museum of Funeral Carriages, Ethnological Museum, Museum of Barcelona Football Club, House-cum-Museum of Gaudí, Gallery of Famous Catalans, Holographical Museum, Montjuic Castle Military Museum, Museum of Music, Postal Museum, Perfume Museum, Textile and Costume Museum, Bullfighting Museum, and Vedraguer Museum.

Finally, you can enjoy popular shopping malls, markets, and eateries of Barcelona by walking thru them. Don’t miss to visit the La Boqueria market – the most popular market in Spain. It has shops of wine, pastries, and chocolate; you must try some traditional Catalan specialties. Additionally, there are many boulevards and pedestrians to enhance your walking tour of the city of Barcelona.

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