Theme Barcelona, sounds like theme park, but it is not what you think, it is more something like theme itinerary. It is my way to name a planning day to discover a particular thing in this city. It is a little difficult to explain what is on my mind so to give you an idea, I will take some examples.
Imagine that, for one day, you want to discover the medieval area so I will tell you in which part you can start your day and which architecture to visit first to end the day with the last area and building. Another example, still for one day, you want to discover Gaudi, same principle, but only things (area, architecture…) linked to Antoni. Last example, now for one night, you want to have a
lounge night so I will tell where to dine, to take a cocktail... in a lounge ambiance. I think that those 3 examples give you an idea about what is “Theme Barcelona”. It exists 3 main types of travelers:
- The one who plans everything from the first to the last day of his holiday,
- The one who plays the adventurer letting the hazard guide his feet,
- The one who has both profile, a mix between the adventurer and the planner.
So if you are the kind of person who likes planning things for your vacation, you will find here some great itineraries to get you entertaining all day but I think that even for other profiles, you may find some great ideas which can give you some direction about what to visit and where to go to discover the city.
Following the different Theme Barcelona that I´m proposing you:
- Roman Theme Barcelona
- Medieval Theme Barcelona
- Contemporary Theme Barcelona
- Modernism Theme Barcelona
- Puig Theme Barcelona
- Domènech Theme Barcelona
- Gaudi Theme Barcelona
- Miro Theme Barcelona
- Picasso Theme Barcelona
- Movies Theme Barcelona
- Lounge Theme Barcelona
- Romantic Theme Barcelona
- Nightlife Theme Barcelona
Although all the Theme Barcelona can be done by walking, in some sections you will have to take the public transport, to save money, buy a T-casual or T-familiar ticket Zone 1 instead of the single one because:
- T-casual ticket = 10 travels (only for 1 person can use it and it is valid for 1 year starting from the first trip)
- T-familiar ticket = 8 travels (different persons can use it and it is valid for 30 days starting from the first trip)
- 1 single ticket = 1 travel
It is the cheaper option and you can use it in metro, FGC train, bus and tramway. T-familiar is not personal which means that your friend can use the same ticket. It works on this way. As said before, everyone can use the same one so you will just need to buy one. Each of you have to validate it, meaning that once you will put it in the machine then pull it out completely from the ticket validation machine, it will release the turnstile or the door to allow you through. Then give it to the next person so that he/she can use the same ticket and so on until the last one. Each time someone uses the T-familiar, it counts as a separate trip.
I also included a map with numeric marks so the number 1 corresponds to the first place you will have to go and the last number (for example 20) will be the last one to discover as simple like that. In some maps, you will see for example the number 1 three times, this is because the theme will ask to choose one place to go first before to move to the number 2 so if you see repeated number, don’t panic, just select the option which suits you the best.
About museums in my themes, if you need more information, check my topic Museums at Barcelona. And one last thing, I just would like to clear something before you begin. In some themes, I will talk about buildings and generally the name corresponds to the owner name. For example Fuster house was owned by the family Fuster, Batlló house by the family Batlló… I think you will guess it !!!
So where do you want to start ??? And after that, why not take a look on my other topic series Movie Itineraries Barcelona; you will follow the steps of different movies filmed in the city like Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Perfume the story of a murderer...