The city of Barcelona, in the heart of Catalonia, attracts numerous visitors every year, and for good reason! Barcelona offers a variety of things you can do in the city and see. Here you will find numerous attractions, culture, beach, parks and gardens, sweet little streets, impressive buildings and architecture and much more. There is certainly something for everyone here.´
With such an incredible range of activities and attractions, it can be really difficult deciding what to choose. If one does not intend to stay forever in Barcelona, you will have to weigh and decide what you really want to see. To make this decision somewhat easier, we have 10 fantastic “Barcelona tips” of activities you should definitely do during your stay in Barcelona.
Follow in the footsteps of Antonio Gaudí
When walking around Barcelona it’s difficult not come across something designed by Gaudi, and that’s a good thing, because Gaudi’s works are unique and more than worth seeing. Starting from his most famous work, the Sagrada Familia, which serves as a landmark of Barcelona, the impressively constructed houses Casa Mila and Casa Battlo to Park Güell, which is similar to the forms and colours of a winter wonderland. a visit to these famous attractions is a must and you should leave enough time to plan and follow in the footsteps of Gaudi.
Take a visit to Camp Nou home of FC Barcelona
A guided tour of the huge stadium where you can feel like a real football player. In addition to a walk on the stands, you can even go in the players changing room and take a visit to the dugout. Camp Nou is a place that should be experienced because it’s not every day you get to visit the players changing rooms! The stadium has a great atmosphere on matchdays especially in “El Clasico games against Real Madrid!
Lost in the streets
It doesn’t have to just be the main attractions that you should look in Barcelona. I can recommend taking the time to get lost in the narrow streets of Old Town. In the neighbourhoods of El Borne, El Gotico there are plenty of narrow, winding streets and idyllic places to relax. There is a very particular, and medieval feel to the areas. There are many small boutiques and authentic restaurants. The fact that you can quickly get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets, is only a positive, as you will keep finding little streets, squares, shops and balconies decorated with colourful flowers.
Whenever your in Barcelona you should make sure that you try churros!. This is a biscuit made of choux pastry that is baked in hot fat and then sprinkled with sugar. This Spanish specialty can be found in Barcelona at every turn., Take a visit to the many so-called “Churrerías” around the city. Especially delicious is the pastry in combination with liquid chocolate, which you can dip them. A real calorie bomb but definitely worth it!
Visit Tibidabo at Sunset
One of the two local mountains of Barcelona; Tibidabo is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. Here you will find a breathtaking views over the city, an amusement park, a viewing platform and a church. While the day provides great views over Barcelona, one should also wait until it is evening. When the sun goes down you will be treated with the wonderful light of the beautiful city.
Take the cable car up to Montjuic
The second mountain in Barcelona, Montjuic, has a lot to offer. In addition to great views, there are museums, the Olympic village and the “Poble Espanyol”. But the real highlight is the climb that you can do with one of the two cable cars. The first starts in Barceloneta, and you can get off half way and enjoy the magnificent views of the city from high up. The second is called “Telefèric de Montjuic”and brings you to the top of the mountain. Both offer an exciting alternative to all the other ways of getting to the mountain.
Visit Barrio Gótico
Barcelona has a distinctive nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs. This is particularly true of the El Gotico district, which is popular for its nightlife. You can enjoy, small bars where you can relax with a cocktail or a beer, to discos where you can party until the early hours of the morning. It has something for everyone
A real experience is a visit to the Champagneria, the “champagne bar ‘in the Born area, where you can find an atmosphere like nowhere else. The bar is very popular and is always filled to the last seat.. You can enjoy different varieties of Cava, grand prizes as well as some tapas. Although there are certainly more leisurely and relaxed places in Barcelona, The Champagneria has plenty of charm.
Become a true Spaniard cruising through the streets on a Scooter!
If you want to join some of the locals and experience Barcelona, from different perspective, then renting a scooter and cruising the streets in style shouldn’t be missed! You can explore the city and really feel like a real Spaniard!
Butifarra is a Catalan sausage, pork and fortified with garlic and spices. The exact filling can vary. This specialty is traditionally made in the province of Catalonia and is served in different versions, often with broad beans. Anyone visiting Barcelona, should be sure to try this delicious specialty.
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