A great way to get to know Barcelona is to do a lot of walking. If you're not up for it, you can get nearly everywhere on easy and affordable public transport. Kick off your 48 hours with a stroll along the city's most famous boulevard, La Rambla, making sure to stop in to the Boqueria market to marvel at the rainbow of fresh fruit and veg, and you can even stop for a bite to eat at one of the stalls. Off La Rambla you can wander through the medieval alleyways of the Barri Gòtic, including through the Call (Barcelona's Jewish Quarter), and squares such as Plaça Sant Jaume and Plaça del Pi, making sure to seek out the hidden-away Roman columns of the Temple Romà d'August.
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Welcome to your weekend in Barcelona! After you check in and have a little siesta if you need to, remember that you've only got 48 hours in a city chock-full of culture, award-winning restaurants, breathtaking architecture, plenty of sandy beaches, stellar squares where you can take a little break with a refreshing drink, plenty of shopping opportunities, and a nightlife that goes on till the wee hours. One of the best things to do in Barcelona is wander around the streets and just take it all in, but if you want a bit of guidance to keep yourself from ending up at the same spot at every turn, we've got you covered.