Running in Barcelona, between the Parc Guëll and the Sagrada Familia, will take you to a veritable open-air museum dedicated to Gaudi's works. The city is full of majestic historic buildings, and its modern waterfront mixes tourists and surfers alike.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and Spain's second largest city, is built on several hills, offering the experienced walker or runner a pleasant challenge. Its wide avenues allow you to run from the mosaic dragon guarding Parc Guëll to the Font Magica, the spectacular fountain on Montjuïc Hill. The green Parc de la Ciutadella is ideal for short distance runners. If you like to run in the cooler weather, despite the high summer temperatures, the sea breeze nicely refreshes the waterfront.Barcelona's foundations date back to the pre-Christian era. Because of this long history, the city boasts a remarkable architectural diversity. The modernist work of Gaudi can be found in various parts of the city, alongside the Gothic quarter which houses the Picasso museum. The city's second Roman wall borders this shimmering ensemble.
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My First Run
Fancy getting into running? This is the way to go! This route is perfect for starting off easy in a green and heritage-filled landscape. Attention: check park opening times before lacing up your trainers!
El Raval #2
The El Raval neighbourhood is not to be missed. You will discover the incredible Güell Palace, the Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum and the Boquería and Sant Antoni markets. Plug those earphones in!
Discover Barcelona's business district! From the Pedralbes Monastery to the famous Camp Nou stadium, flick between history and modernity in this former rural village. Attention: check park opening times before lacing up.
Visit the Montjuïc district, the centre of the 1992 Olympic Games. Learn more about the famous Olympic buildings but also see a little of the Miró Foundation and the Montjuïc's several parks. Get moving, get learning and get a breath of fresh air!
Fancy a run away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona's city centre? This route is the one for you! Lace up your trainers and let off steam just a stone's throw away from the mountains.
El Poblenou #5
Stretch your legs in Barcelona's former industrial district, from the Agbar Tower to the Rambla. You'll know the area like the back of your hand after this run! Attention: check park opening times before lacing up.
Set off for a run around the city's largest district! From the Sagrada Família to the majestic University of Barcelona, passing by "La Monumental" Arena, make the most of a bit of me-time as you discover Barcelona's heritage.
Fancy exploring one of the more authentic sides to Barcelona? Head out to discover the oldest neighbourhoods in the city! The squares, the 10th century church and the architecture will turn back the pages of this former village's history.
Running through this area will introduce you to both Gaudí's first work in Barcelona, and his last! From Casa Vicens to Park Güell, passing by the Carrer de Verdi, you're bound to love the village charm of this pretty neighbourhood.