A trip to Barcelona contains everything you could wish for a few days of getaway. Stunning architecture, rich culture, great shopping, world-class football matches, a lot of charming boutique hotels in all price ranges, tapas bars in every corner, a bustling nightlife and 4 km long beaches.
The stunning architecture of Antoni Gaudi can be viewed on so many places around Barcelona and some of his master pieces includes Sagrada Familia, probably Gaudi’s s greatest work. Park Guell, a magical park with sculptures, mosaic, tile work and a nice view of Barcelona. Another one is Casa Batlló, a fairy tale house and a metaphor for the legend of Saint George and the dragon.
La Pedrera is a magnificent building with its rolling forms similar of the waves of the ocean.
Get lost in the winding narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarters, next to the famous La Rambla. It is a must place to visit in Barcelona. The area is full of history, to the secluded medieval alleyways to the charming little squares and there are plentiful tapas bar in every lane. The little square called ‘plaças’” are a fantastic place to relax in and admire the classic architecture.
Our favorite neighborhood in Barcelona. Here you will find plenty of cafes and restaurant, and El Borns’s Passeig de Born is a nightlife spot in Barcelona with many nice bars. For art lovers there is the charming Picasso Museum and you are close to the beach, the Gothic quarters and La Rambla.
Modernist architecture in Eixample
Take a long walk in Eixample, perhaps from the Sagrada Familia to the other end of the neighborhood. The architecture is what brings so many tourists and locals to Eixample, many of Gaudi’s buildings and other stunning modernists structures are to be find here.
When the heat is on in the summer head down to the beach in Barcelonetta and Sant Sebestia, both are next to the old fisherman’s quarter where you will find a lot of cafes, bars and beach clubs. You can also go surfing and SUP.
In every corner of Barcelona you can find a tapas bar. Tapas is the small dishes of food that can cover anything from a plate of olives or almonds to deep fried baby squids. The best tapas are often served in a very crowded bar and you eat tapas most of the time standing. The different tapas are often displayed in glass cabinets along the bar disk.
A visit to a market is a delightful experience and the most famous is La Boqueria Market, near La Rambla. You will find the different food be presented in very inspiring ways and around the market there are several places to feast on tapas.
Take the cable car from the harbour and up to Montjuïc Hill to enjoy the incredible views of the city, both from the tram and the hill. You can visit the Miro museum – Fundació Joan Miró which offers an overview of the landscapes of Joan Miró’s art and life with over 14 000 pieces, enjoy the beautiful gardens, Montjuïc Castle and Font Màgica.
Barcelona has a great variety of wonderful museums. There are such classics as the Picasso Museum and Fundació Joan Miró,, MNAC One museum with 1,000 years of art, Camp Nou, the museum and backstage areas of the famous FC Barcelona!, MEAM (Museo Europeu d’Art Modern) presents contemporary figurative art and many others.
Buy the Barcelona Pass and get free entry to over 20 top attractions museums and monuments, including a free hop-on-hop-off bus tour.