FC BARCELONA STADIUM / CAMP NOU
Located just 5 minutes walk from Cool & Chic Hostel, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a game and feel the atmosphere at the stadium of the best football team in the world, FC Barcelona. If you are a real fan of the team you can also visit the museum, the most visited in the city, which displays all cups won in different competitions, and make the tour inside the stadium.
Still under construction, the Sagrada Familia is the most symbolic icon of the city of Barcelona. Gaudí exclusively devoted the last years of his life to this project. The first stone was laid in 1882 but it is still uncertain when it will be finished. It is one of the unavoidable visits during your visit to the city.
From Cool & Chic Hostel you can reach the temple just in 10 minutes by taking the line 2 metro to Sagrada Familia which drops you right in front of the cathedral. Browse the entire block to admire the four facades. At the foot of the Sagrada Familia is Gaudi’s Square where you have the best view for taking your pictures.
BARRIO GÓTICO / GOTHIC QUARTER
Thousands of secrets are waiting to be discovered in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the city, the oldest part of Barcelona. Get lost among winding cobbled streets where in every corner you will find authentic local shops, bakeries showcases those who can not resist, tapas bars…
It’s easy to make a trip back in time and imagine how Barcelona was long time ago. If you visit the Museum of History of Barcelona you can explore the Roman ruins remaining underground. We also recommend the Plaza de la Seu, with its Gothic cathedral, and where many Sunday mornings Catalan people meet for Sardana dance.
In Cool & Chic Hostel we organize free walking tours for our clients, so they do not miss a detail of the most emblematic neighborhood of the city.
Very close to Cool & Chic Hostel there is the mountain of Montjuïc, one of the high points of the city with the best views of the sea. There are many activities you can do there. You can visit the Miró Foundation, walk through the gardens to reach the castle and its military museum, etc. There stands the Olympic Stadium that hosted the 1992 Olympics, the first and only held in Spain.
In addition every weekend there is the magic fountain show, that consist of an amazing spectacle of colored water and music.
La Rambla is Barcelona’s main promenade, where you can appreciate the multicultural character of the city. From the Colon’s monument to Plaza Catalunya, through its flowers, human figures, Boqueria’s food market and street artists … One of the visits that you can not miss.
Also known as Casa Mila, this Art Nouveau building located on Passeig de Gracia noted for its undulating curves and shapes that distinguish it from the rest. Only admiring it from the outside it’s worth it, but if you have time you can also visit one of their apartments, a small museum about Gaudí’s work, and the terrace, with its impossible figures and fabulous views of the city.
In the same Passeig de Gracia and only a few steps away from La Pedrera, you have Casa Batllo, another building redesigned by Gaudi. Its facade is amazing; the architect knew how to reuse material to turn it into a work of art.
Also designed by Gaudi, the famous Park Guell is a secluded place where you can get close to a natural environment without leaving Barcelona and relax from the bustle of the city while enjoying the best views.
MNAC / National Art Museum of Catalonia
The Gothic and Romanesque art collection of MNAC is one of the most valuable of all Spain. Learn about the history of Spain, particularly in Catalonia, through a thousand years of art.
POBLE ESPANYOL / SPANISH TOWN
If you are interested in architecture, you can not miss Poble Espanyol. It is a perfect place for a nice walk while discovering the typical architecture of Spain.