What to do in Barcelona

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What to 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;)

1.La Boqueria 

If you are a food lover or simply enjoy colors, head to La Boqueria, the most picturesque market in the city.

What to do in Barcelona

You can buy fresh juices for a couple of bucks, exotic fruits, nuts, fish and every other food you can possibly imagine. You can also have lunch at one of the tapas bars located within the market.

Opposite to what you may think, despite being touristy these bars are extremely popular among locals as well.

2.La Rambla

La Rambla is the high street of Barcelona, which stretches from Plaza Catalonia to the Columbus statue, down to the harbour.

This is the heart of the city where all the street artists perform!

3.La Barceloneta

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.

4.Park Güell

What to do in Barcelona

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.

5.Tibidabo

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.

7.Sagrada Familia

What to do in Barcelona

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!

8.Casa Battló

An other stunning architecture masterpiece of Gaudí. A dream house to live in. You need to visit it to believe me.

What to do in Barcelona
Casa Batllò

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.

10.Gothic Quarter

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!

For other things to do in Barcelona, check my posts here 🙂

Parc de Cervantes Barcelona

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