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Barcelona Travel Guide for European Atlassian Summit Visitors 2017

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Do you know any city that can be more perfect than Barcelona? Its relaxed pace of life, gorgeous architecture, delicious food, and its captivating climate make this place ideal for tourists. It captures your mind and soul, and makes you return back again and again.

It was not accidental that Atlassian had chosen this city for running the first European Atlassian Summit. Our StiltSoft team with the full specter of add-ons for Confluence, JIRA, and Bitbucket will be at the Summit too. So if you have a bit of time, feel free to visit our booth and have a chat between the training sessions and keynotes.

But besides the Summit itself, we want you to enjoy your staying at Barcelona to the full extent. And here’s our travel guide for all Atlassian Summit Visitors. We have created several routes to the key Barcelona sights right from Fira Barcelona Gran Via where the summit will take place. Visit any of them and then share your impressions in Twitter with us by mentioning @stiltsoft.

Sagrada Família

The Sagrada Familia is the symbol of Barcelona and the most famous work of Antoni Gaudi and his architectural genius. Unfortunately, this temple is still in the construction phase, but anyway you can admire its beauty or make an ascent of the spiral stairs for getting a superb view of the city.

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It will take you about 35 minutes to get there. But don’t forget to get a ticket in advance.

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quater locates in the center of the old city of Barcelona. Here you can enjoy the Catalan architecture and feel the beauty of its interesting crooked little streets and alleyways that steep you into the past of Barcelona.

Here you can find the City Hall, the seat of the Catalan Government, the Cathedral and Gothic churches, the architectural ensemble of the royal residences of the Catalan-Aragonese monarchs, and a lot of other places that will fascinate your imagination.

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It will take you around 40 minutes to get there. If you want to get more facts about the history of the Gothic Quarter you can join a free tour.

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is a real wonder and the most unusual work of Antoni Gaudi. Frankly speaking, it is not an original, but a remodel of the previously built house which went through redesign in 1904 by Gaudí and then refurbished several times after that.

The most interesting about this house is the fact that it has a few straight lines, the rest elements are of unusual shapes and of irregular forms. It is believed that Antoni Gaudi used the nature patterns for inspiration during construction.

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It will take you around 25 minutes to get there. To save a bit of time for wandering, get a ticket in advance.

Montjuïc

Montjuïc is a complex of sights in Barcelona that unites the Castle of Montjuïc, the Palau Nacional, Font màgica de Montjuïc, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, and other art and historical objects.

The best solution is to allocate a day to see all the sights there, and leave the vocal fountain for the last. Just mark our words!

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At an average, you need 35 minutes to get there.

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

This is one of the most imaginative museum of Barcelona and one of the most popular among tourists. It resides in the Royal Arsenals and displays the largest and the most complete Medieval dockyards in the world.

Here you can find an extensive exhibition of model ships, drawings, replicas, and interactive expositions. In addition, you will come across the statue of Christopher Columbus located nearby.

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Allocate 30 minutes to get to this museum and see its exposition.

Want more?

If you have a bit of spare time after the summit and you like beer, you can take a quick visit to Barna-Brew Brewpub to taste its craft beer. For those ones who root for Barcelona football team, you are to see the FC Barcelona Museum and learn more about your favorite team.

Of course, do not forget to visit our booth during the summit. We can’t stand to see you next time at Atlassian Summit in Barcelona.

Feel free to share this guide with your summit companions. If you know other interesting places for visit, feel free to mention them in the comments below.

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