Barcelona has an extensive metro network that takes you everywhere in the city at a very small price. Here’s a guide and route of landmarks and sites in Barcelona that you can get to by using the city’s underground system, the best way to get around Barcelona.
Barcelona is a beautiful Mediterranean city that’s visited by millions of tourists every year. When we think about Barcelona we immediately think of the important monuments and sites, such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell as well as important museums like the Picasso Museum. However, as we all know, there are alternative places that one can see in a city that are known mostly only to locals, but that gives us that pleasant and satisfying feeling of seeing and experiencing the city ‘as a local’ while we stay in Barcelona apartments. Today, we’re going to see some alternative and not so alternative places in Barcelona to see, eat, drink and enjoy by using the Barcelona Metro, the best and cheapest way to get around the city.
Of course, you might think that travelling around the city all day might be expensive, however that isn’t the case. I recommend that you buy a T-Dia ticket from the metro station, a ticket that can be used all day for all transports and that costs 6.95€. Got it? Let’s go! We’ll start our journey at the central Passeig de Gràcia metro station, where we’ll get on the L4 yellow line and get off at Ciutadella Vila Olímpica. Here we are next to Barcelona Zoo, a nice way to enjoy a morning walk seeing all the different animals in their natural habitat. After a visit there, we can walk down to the sea front and enjoy the beautiful sight of the harbour and the beaches as we walk along the promenade towards Passeig Colom and the Ramblas. It’s quite a long walk, around 30 minutes but feeling the sea breeze in your hair and seeing the beauty of the harbour is priceless.
At the bottom of the Ramblas we get on the L3 green line at Drassanes and we get off shortly after at Poble Sec. Poble Sec is a traditional Barcelona district where we can find some of the best tapas restaurants in the whole city. Quimet i Quimet is a great place to eat tapas, and it’s on Poeta Cabanyes 25. After this delicious lunch, we can walk the short walk to Paral·lel metro stop and get on the L2 purple line and get off at Sagrada Família. I know I said that we’d do alternative things but if you come to Barcelona and don’t see the Sagrada Família it’s almost a crime. After a nice walk inside the cathedral we get on the Metro again at the same stop and get on the L5 blue line to Sants Estació and, from there, walk down to Plaça Espanya, where we can see the impressive Montjuïc Castle and the Magic Fountains.
When the show is over, we can get the L1 red line from Espanya to Plaça Catalunya and find a nice bar in the Raval, for example Candela on Plaça Salvador Seguí 13, to have a beer or a cocktail and look back at what has probably been, a pretty perfect and eventful day.
See the whole city and its main landmarks just by using the metro, the best way to move from A to B in the Catalan capital. For that, you just have to rent apartments in Barcelona.