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Discover the art of Barcelona

2020-11-12 07:32:07

Barcelona is regularly rated as one of the most artistic of European  cities.  Much of this phenomenal legacy is free to explore and a big attraction for a weekend in Spain.

 

Barcelona is regularly rated as one of the most artistic of European  cities.  Much of this phenomenal legacy is free to explore and a big attraction for a weekend in Spain.



Barcelona is a fairy-tale city that is brimming with architecture and art that rivals (or arguably exceeds) that of most other European cities.


The really good news is that you dont need a vast budget to discover the best of the artistic backdrop here, as there is plenty you can enjoy for free over a weekend in Spain.
In passing, yes, Gaudi is the citys most famous artist and architect but there’s so much more, too!


Seeing Barcelonas Artistic legacy for free


The incredible La Sagrada Familia is like nothing else. Descriptions and photos cannot do it justice but you dont need to even find the entrance fee because so much can be obtained from admiring the architecture from the outside.


On your way there, if you stroll along the Modernism Route, you will pass the Casa Mila and the Casa Amatller, which are both fantasy houses that look more like they were designed as a theatre set!


Barcelona is also famous for Joan Miro and the Fundacio set up to display his work. There is a modest entrance charge to get into the Fundacio but note also that Miro’s work is widely visible throughout the city and much of that is available to admire entirely free of charge. These cost savings can make a weekend in Spain break to Barcelona just that bit more affordable.
Dont forget also the Parc de Joan Miro with its wonderful sculptures and look out for his amazing mosaics on Las Ramblas.


On Sundays, most of the museums here are free worth keeping in mind if you are on a budget!
Places to see also include:


 El Ravel, one of the most famous streets for art and street art
The Roy Lichtenstein sculpture
Frank Gehrys Peix on the seafront.

Getting to Barcelona


Most people taking a weekend in Spain break arrive by air. A flight from London airports to Barcelona takes only two hours. You may opt to take the train or drive to Barcelona, but this can be a long and tiresome journey  albeit a scenic one!


In terms of transfers, Barcelona airport is a short and easy ride into the city, only about 25 minutes. The public transport system in the city centre is excellent. Airport buses run at regular intervals into the city, with total journey time running about 40 minutes.

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