What do do in Barcelona
If you ask me, Barcelona has it all. The multiculturalism, the good weather, the sea, the mountains and the food!
I am very biased when speaking about ‘Barna’, because this has been my home for three years, it has been the first place abroad I moved to when I was just 19, fresh out of school. And it made me what I am today.
I have put together a list of what do do in Barcelona, but please get in touch if you have any question;)
If you are a food lover or simply enjoy colors, head to La Boqueria, the most picturesque market in the city.
You can fresh juices for a couple of bucks, fresh cut exotic fruit, nuts, fish and everything you can possibly imagine (food). If you feel like it, you can stop at one of the tapas restaurants and try a typical dish surrounded from the market atmosphere!
La Rambla is the high street of Barcelona, which stretches from Plaza Catalonia to the Columbus statue.
This is the heart of the city where all the street artists perform!
Strolling in ‘La Barceloneta’. This is the beach of the city, or just the beginning of it.
Locals and tourists don’t just walk there but show off with their skateboards, roller blades, mono cycles and much more.
You can also admire surfers and if you feel more adventurous just hire a surf from one of the shops in front of the beach. One hour will do! The waves are normally strong and 20 minutes are good enough to get ready for that party night waiting for you!
Remember to put sun screen since the wind is very tricky.
One of the best things to do in Barcelona is visiting Gaudi’s Park Güell. You can get the metro to Vallcarca or Lesseps, green line (L3). From there you can admire the most spectacular views and walk around one of the most stunning park ever created. I love Gaudi’s style. It makes look everything so unreal and beautiful. Walking around the Park Guell feels unreal and you never want to leave. Bring your ping pong racket for a quick game in the open air.
Going up to the ‘Tibidabo’ where you will get breath taking views on the city. You can reach it by bus and then experience the connected funicular. Don’t look down if you fear heights!
6.Encants Flea Market
Head to the Encants Vells Flea Market. It has been going since the 14th century. You can find any kind of antiquary and it’s a gather place for locals too on a lazy Sunday. In the same neighborhood you will be able to admire the ‘Torre Agbar‘ an architecture masterpiece, similar to the so-called ‘gherkin’ in London.
A visit to the Sagrada Familia is a must. The inside is incredible too so if you have some extra time I would recommend it. The colours and the shapes used from Gaudí are just magic!
An other stunning architecture masterpiece of Gaudí. A dream house to live in. You need to visit it to believe me.
9.Parc de la Ciutadella
City park in the heart of the city, close to la Barceloneta and the Gotico neighborhood. You can get on a small boat and surf the small lake in the park, for just a couple of bucks. Or just relax and listen to the many drummers and flamenco players.
The oldest and most interesting neighborhood ever! Small lanes, independent restaurants and cafés, musicians, small squares…oh am I in heaven? Soak up this unique atmosphere!
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3 thoughts on “What do do in Barcelona”
Sy! Mercado La Boqueria should definitely top the list of things to do in Barcelona! I shared food photos about it too — https://eymijuice.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/where-to-eat-in-barcelona/
Aww thanks! I need to try some of the bars you mention in your post next time I am in Barna 🙂
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