The Mediterranean climate and the size of Barcelona make walking around the city a pleasure. There are lots of different walks to be done: the old neighbourhoods, like the Gòtic, Ribera, Raval and Barceloneta, invite you to wander around narrow streets, following your intuition to find interesting places. But you can also choose themed routes, in order to organise and make the most of your walk.
If you want to make the best use of your time and see more than one neighbourhood in a day, the best option is to use public transport and start walking when your reach your chosen destination. You can walk around the city, but sightseeing on foot is tiring. If it is a sunny day, you can always stop off in one of the city's parks or gardens to get your breath back.
Organising your walk
There are a lot of city routes to be found online. There are even associations that organise walks which combine urban routes and nature. These make it possible to discover places in Barcelona that border on its surrounding hills, which are difficult to get to without a guide. Within the city, you can also opt for themed routes related to history, architecture and art.