Discover the magic of Barcelona with the best walking routes in summer
We present the best routes for you to explore Barcelona in summer on foot and discover completely the magic of the city
Barcelona is a splendid city that attracts many foreigners every year. And it is that its cultural and leisure offer is so great with many attractive places to visit at any time of the year, but especially when the good weather arrives.
In the Catalan capital you will be able to find all kinds of attractions and activities that will allow you to enter the city and know its essence from its roots, especially when you walk through it, which will give you a perspective of Barcelona as if you were a lifelong Barcelonian.
For that reason, today at The Lofttown we share with you the best walking routes so that you can explore at your own pace and that will teach you the magic of Barcelona in all its splendor.
Are you ready to get to know Barcelona from the inside? Welcome to our blog with the best tips for university students in Barcelona! Here we go…
The beach route
If what you are looking for is a comforting walk by the sea in the middle of summer, then starting your walk in the La Barceloneta neighborhood is your best choice. And it is that not only is it one of the most popular neighborhoods in all of Barcelona, but it also has a wide range of restaurants, bars and many leisure attractions that will make you experience the most of the marine atmosphere that is breathed in this colorful and authentic neighborhood.
We recommend that you start the beach route from the Hotel W and continue along the impressive promenade of the neighborhood, which is characterized by being full of life, among athletes and many young people, forming a lively atmosphere throughout the year. Here you will find people from all over the world, which gives a special and cosmopolitan touch to your beach route.
On the other hand, you can also walk through its small streets that will allow you to learn a little more about the culture of this neighborhood, but always respecting the tranquility of the neighbors. Subsequently, we encourage you to continue walking along the seafront along the promenade to Platja de la Mar Bella, or if you like to walk a lot, then do not stop until the Forum beach. Do not forget that the further you get from Barceloneta, the more tranquility you will find on your walk.
A trip to the historic center of Barcelona
We are sure that the best way to get to know Barcelona is undoubtedly on foot. And it is that the Catalan capital has so many beautiful streets that you will want to visit all those magical corners that you can only find walking in the heart of Barcelona.
So our recommendation is that you start your walking tour through one of the oldest and most emblematic neighborhoods of Barcelona, we mean the Gothic, a neighborhood full of charm and that has a lot of history behind it. We assure you that when you start walking through its small streets and discovering its traditional shops, you will enjoy all the medieval and modernist atmosphere of the city with some of its most emblematic churches and famous squares in all of Spain.
Then continue through the Raval which is a colorful and lively neighborhood that has a lot of personality that you will be able to recognize in all its corners. Here you will find a great movement of commercial activities that is characterized by multiculturalism that makes it a unique neighborhood in Barcelona. As you walk through here you will see many emblematic places that have even appeared in movies and, above all, how many cultures merge in total harmony together with local people and tourists.
Por último, te animamos a culminar tu paseo en el mítico barrio del Born, que mezcla historia, modernidad y un ambiente fantástico que lo convierte en uno de los barrios que siempre está de moda en Barcelona. Aquí podrás vivir ese espíritu bohemio en su máximo esplendor, con bares conceptuales y restaurantes de autor, todo junto a una gran mezcla de culturas que tanto caracteriza a la ciudad.
The modernist essence of the Eixample
Without a doubt, the Eixample is the most cosmopolitan district in all of Barcelona. Created more than 100 years ago in an unprecedented architectural and urban challenge, it is characterized by its unique modernist style in the city, which stands out with its modernist buildings, wide streets and a very particular squared architectural style where the legacy is lived. of the great Gaudí.
Although it is mainly a residential neighborhood, here you can also find a lot of history in its streets, with emblematic shops that marked the lifestyle of the city in the past and that continue to this day. And if you prefer to know more about its history, you also have the option of taking a free tour of modernist Barcelona where you will learn a lot about the essence of this famous neighborhood.
The life of the industrial neighborhood of Poble Nou
If you think about the artistic spirit of Barcelona then you have to visit the Poble Nou neighborhood. There is no doubt that this sensational neighborhood is the best option for people looking for cultural events or connecting with the avant-garde life of the city.
A fantastic option at first sight, since it has an industrial, working-class and revolutionary past that is now mixed with entrepreneurial, creative circles full of companies and centers dedicated to art and communication sciences.
The magic of the Gràcia neighbourhood
If there is a unique neighborhood in Barcelona, that is the Gracia neighborhood. And it seems like a small town anchored within Barcelona, where local people and their authentic customs predominate. As a historical fact, we tell you that before it was a town that over the years was annexed to Barcelona back in the 19th century. This neighborhood is characterized by being bohemian and multicultural, with hundreds of very narrow streets and colorful local shops that serve as a great aperitif to a mandatory visit to Parc Guell.
Disconnection in the nature of Montjuic
If what you are looking for is a complete disconnection, Montjuic is the paradise that you have to visit, yes or yes. Here you can take a few long walks, starting from Plaza España, going up through the National Museum of Catalonia, Poble Espanyol, and especially calmly throughout the Olympic area, crossing the botanical garden to the Montjuic Castle. We assure you that you will greatly enjoy the impressive views in a perfect combination of nature that your body will appreciate.
Did you like our tips? With today’s post, we hope you can explore all of Barcelona on foot at your own pace and discover all the magic of this fantastic city. And remember that if you are thinking of moving to Barcelona, we encourage you to discover who we are so that you can live in the best residence for university students in the city.
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