- By Kevin
- On Sep 4, 2017
- Travel Tips
Nothing gets you orientated in a city quite like a good map,and Barcelona Life are happy to present this interactive online map of Barcelona with just a little help from those techno wizards at Google.Scroll East to West,zoom in and out,and click on the placemark icons to read what we've got to say about some of the best places in town.Don't forget,by selecting the appropriate box on the left,you can display all restaurants,hotels and hostels,bars and clubs,shops,entertainment centres,museums/cultural attractions and services on the map-you can even search for the location of individual places(NB:our default map displays just the tags of all of the venues in our'Culture'section).We hope our map of Barcelona Spain proves a great resource,but if there's anything else you'd like to see marked then drop us line,or leave a comment below.Barcelona city gGuides,Barcelona map&sightseeing tips,which can detect your location and even give you directions.
If you're on your way to Barcelona don't forget to check the weather forecast,as well as downloading our PDF to read on the plane.Once you get here make sure you pick up one of our beautifully-designed printed maps.They are available in collection points around the city and,packed full of info,tips and events,they will help you make the most of your time in Barcelona.Best of all they are completely free of charge!
When it comes to treasures,Barcelona can be likened to the fabled riches of the isle of Monte Cristo!The city is positively overflowing with polished diamonds and rare gems,all ready to be unearthed by the intrepid explorer.A natural starting point for taking in Barcelona's attractions is of course the renowned Las Ramblas boulevard,the main artery of the city,which stretches from Placa Catalunya right down to the harbour.This huge thoroughfare is heaving 24 hours a day with tourists,theatre goers,party animals and of course those mischievous-and often bonkers-street performers.You can't and you won't miss it!
Either side of Las Ramblas are the two halves of the Old Town,La Raval and the Barri Gotic.The Barri Gotic(or Gothic Quarter)is certainly the most touristy part of the city and its popularity is well deserved.The area's labyrinthine alleys will lead you past Roman ruins,picturesque plazas and Catholic churches,not to mention all manner of funky boutiques and bars.Two unmissables for your itinerary are La Seu Cathedral,with its thirteen white geese,and Placa Reial,with it fountain and palm trees.Venture a bit further in the same direction to find the delightful Born district,which has much of the same vibe as the Gothic Quarter but without the hordes of digital-camera-wielding wayfarers.The Picasso Museum and the Ciutadella Park are two highlights,as is a beer on the Passeig del Born.