With its cosmopolitan feel, cool lifestyle, stunning architecture and jolly climate, Barcelona goes beyond your imagination of a perfect city. There is nothing that this city lacks, be it in terms of historical sites, modern architecture or urban lifestyle. For travellers there can be no better place to chill than Barcelona. Bustling beach life and the bohemian vibe of the city will capture you in its bliss, the moment you put your feet here. One amazing thing that the city is known for is its Big Red Bus – the best way to explore Barcelona according to your time preferences.
How to Barcelona in 2 days with Hop On Hop Off Big Red Bus
The Big Red Bus is a hop-on hop-off bus service that takes you on a guided tour of the city. This bus features state of art technology with an electric roof and heating on both decks. The main highlight of the bus is its audio system that comes with earphones with sound in 12 different languages. As you pass through travel sites you listen to a running audio commentary briefing you about the history and other relevant information about different places. There are different routes for the Red Bus and you can climb upon any of them all throughout the day with one single ticket. Let’s explore how you can have a guided 2 day tour of Barcelona city via the Red Big Bus.
Day 1 – East Route
As you hop on the Big Red Bus on day 1, get yourself acquainted with the guide highlighting all the major attractions on the way and relevant information about the same. The east route will take you to the eastern part of Barcelona city, where you can explore all the attractions that go by. The bus takes around 2 to 2.5 hours for a one side travel depending upon the traffic and runs frequently throughout the day in every 25 minutes or so.
Some major tourist locations that you will be exploring on the first day are –
Catedral-Barri Gòtic (Cathedral Gothic Quarter), Ciutadella-Zoo and Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Family Cathedral), Port Olimpic, Casa Batlló (in Passeig de Gracia), Platja del Bogatell (Bogatell Beach), Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Park Guell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera or Casa Milà, (in Passeig de Gracia), Port Vell, Plaça Catalunya, Barceloneta, Nova Mar Bella Beach, Fòrum and Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Relax for the day and get set for an amazing travel time in the west part next morning.
Day 2 – West Route
The west route will take you on a guided tour of Barcelona’s western part. Features of the bus will remain same and the travel time is also almost the same as that of the eastern route. Prepare yourself for a great time on the second day.
On your ride along the west route, you will be exploring World Trade Center, La Pedrera or Casa Milà, Caixa Forum, Fundació Joan Miró, Avinguda Diagonal, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Passeig Colomb, Anella Olimpica, Plaça Pius XII, Poble Espanyol (Spanish Town), Estació de Sants, L’illa Diagonal, Jardins de Miramar, Plaça d’Espanya, Plaça Catalunya, Ciutadella-Zoo and Camp Nou.
You can travel and explore according to your convenience and can return anytime you feel satiated (that I bet you won’t). Head back home the next day with memories that will draw you back to Barcelona again and again.
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