¿What to do in Barcelona?
Now as we start the month of June, the list of things to do in Barcelona continues to grow. The famous and iconic attractions like La Sagrada Familia, La Casa Mila / La Pedrera and La Casa Batlló are filling up fast and the queues are getting longer by the day. There seems to be real growth “skip the line ticket” offers this year from all kinds of Barcelona tour companies. Even the tourist areas of Las Ramblas, Raval, El Born and the Gothic Quarter are showing signs of the early summer visitor density and the Barcelona bus tours and hop-on-hop-off tours are brimming over.
One place where, fortunately, you can still get away from the crowds and breath fresh air is the beautiful Collserola Natural Park.
www.parcnaturalcollserola.cat. The park, which is one of the largest urban parks in the world includes over 8,000 acres of natural, mixed woodland with many examples of white pines and evergreen oaks, as well as riverside copses which alternate with farmland and brush.
The park is home to some 190 species of vertebrates, including squirrels, foxes and the frequently seen wild boar, as well as a wide variety of bird life.
Wondering What to do in Barcelona?
The park forms the natural, inland border of Barcelona city and the western suburbs even encroach onto its flanks. You would think, therefore, that is would be easy to get to. Unfortunately not.
The public transport to the park is extremely limited except shuttle bus to the Tibidabo Amusement Park which sits atop the sierra, it involves a combination of metro, and or over-ground trains, trams and funicular railways. Taxis from the city are quite expensive and can take up to an hour from the centre.
The best way to experience the park, except for possibly a walking trek, is a tour with Tourisimo Barcelona. www.tourisimo.es. From its base, very close to the side entrance of Antoni Gaudi’s famous creation, Park Güell, Tourisimo lets you drive one of its fleet of electric, two-seat cars on a guided, eco-tour of the roads though the park.
You’ll drive up and out of the city to stop at some fantastic scenic lookouts for views and photo opportunities and probably the best sightseeing in Barcelona. Tourisimo Barcelona.
Though you may well wonder what to do in Barcelona that doesn’t involve queueing for hours in the hot sun, there are some real gems if you look for them. The bunkers of Carmel, the higher areas of Park Güell and the hills of Els Tres Turons are all well worth seeing.
But to rise above the entire city, feel the cool wind from the sea or the mountains and leave the crowds far behind, try a Tourisimo Barcelona guided tour in English or Español, it’s sightseeing in Barcelona from a very different perspective.