Sightseeing Barcelona – touring the city on foot

Barcelona "DIY" city tour
  • Sightseeing in Barcelona


Barcelona is a bustling and vibrant city with contrasts of the new and old, modern and historic. A DIY tour is easy – go at your own pace.

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After a leisurely start and bacon butties, we headed off for Barcelona. Armed with a reasonable packed lunch and a supply of cold drinks, we were ready a day full of sightseeing Barcelona. We had a couple of maps and a copy of a Sunday newspaper with us. The latter featured Barcelona city sightseeing! Why not contact the Spanish tourist office in London for information about Barcelona?

The train journey from Santa Susanna is operated by a company called Renfe and takes about 70 minutes. The return ticket from Santa Susanna to Barcelona cost 7.30 euro per person return. After a couple of stops the six carriage train was “full and standing” with tourists and locals heading for Barcelona. We both noted how romantic the Spanish appear with some same-sex couples holding hands and kissing whilst on the train. No one batted an eye lid.

We got off the train at the Arc de Triomf. This station forms a good start and end point for a day of sightseeing Barcelona

Arc de Triomf - sightseeing Barcelona

Arc de Triomf – Barcelona city sightseeing

Sightseeing Barcelona – on foot!

Barcelona city sightseeing sightseeing Barcelona

Sightseeing Barcelona – marina and harbour

We did not use the Metro system at all, but instead used what mother nature herself had provided – our feet.

Barcelona city sightseeing

In addition to the centrally located tourist attractions, we walked, yes walked, to the Gaudi Gardens – well worthy of the effort.

Yes, that really is me on the right!

Yes, that really is me on the right!

The views of the city were excellent but the atmosphere was even more so. I danced with a man on stilts, entertainers played music, crowds young and old joined in with dancing.

View of Barcelona

View of Barcelona

The long walk back took us via the unfinished cathedral and then along The Ramblas. Again, there was almost a carnival atmosphere in the city centre.

The unfinished cathedral

The unfinished cathedral

We did, as two young fillies would do, visit a couple of sex shops, just out of curiosity. However, we almost got more than we bargained for in one of them as it was also a, well, erm, a, oh I will leave it to you to work out!

We caught one of the last trains of the night back to Santa Susanna and again, the train was just as busy as 12 hours previously!


  1. mavis nye April 12, 2011
  2. JT April 13, 2011
    • Motorhome Voyager April 13, 2011

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