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Barcelona is considered one of the nicest and most romantic city of Europe. Especially its old part, the Old City, its small streets, little shops, and everything surrounding invite you to wander around, The best way to keep in touch with this absolutely charming city getting to know every place of this area is to walk haphazardly around, without rushing.

Not getting lost in Barcelona however is quite easy, if you keep in mind some important references: the centre of the city is of course Plaça de Catalunya, to the south of which you can find the old town and most of the museums and other historical places of interest of the city.

From the Plaça de Catalunya down to the Columbus statue runs the famous Rambla, that ends just before the port. To the east of the Rambla there’s the beautiful and romantic Barri Gòtic and to the west, the Barri del Raval. From the Columbus statue you can enjoy a seaside walk through Passeig Marítim to the east, passing the Moll de la Fusta, and Port Vell, the colourful Barceloneta area and up to the Port Olímpic (Olympic Port). On the other hand, in the west, you will appreciate Montjuïc, one of the mountains of Barcelona. The other mountain, Tibidabo, marks the northern limit of the city.

There are then some villages, such as Gràcia, Les Corts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, etc. out of the city that have remained untouched over the years and have kept most of their own historic and cultural identity. In the main boulevard (the Passeig de Gràcia) of L' Eixample, for example, you will find the famous "Pedrera" of Gaudi. Other important landmarks are: Sagrada Família, Parc de la Ciutadella, Barri de la Ribera and L'Illa Diagonal.