Barcelona is one of my all-time favourite city. It’s full of life, beautiful architecture, delicious food, nice people, and sunny beaches. I spent two months in this wonderful city during 2015 and I could have easily stayed for a much longer time. There’s so much to do and see in Barcelona, so let’s take a look at some of the not-to-be-missed!
Guess not a lof of people have missed this place huh? You really can’t go to Barcelona and not explore this wonderful market, get a delicious juice or try my personal favourite, strawberries in chocolate. There are plenty of markets in Barcelona, and though there are some that are just as nice, and cheaper, La Boqueria is not to be missed.
Hang out at the beach
There’s nothing better than a vibrant big city that has a beautiful beach! Bring a towel and your bikini and head out to Barceloneta, have lunch at a beachside restaurant, go for a swim, or just walk around this beautiful area. This is also where you’ll find most of the night clubs, at least the once where you’ll find all the tourists and party animals.
The museum is open between 9am and 7pm every day, except on Mondays.
Tapas, paella, and sangria
I would say the food is a good reason to visit Barcelona all on its own. There’s nothing I like more than a delicious tapas with some good sangria, so you can imagen how happy I was in Spain. When ordering tapas, don’t miss out on patata bravas or calamari, or anything for that matter.
Check out my favourite places to eat in my guide to Barcelona.
Pintxos are similar to tapas, it’s a small piece of food you eat (usually) in a bar. A lot of bars in Barcelona serve pintxos with the beer, you pay around €1 for one pintxo and it’s the perfect way to get some food in you when out drinking.
Admire the view from Park Güell
Probably one of the most iconic images of Barcelona is taken from Park Güell. The park overlooks the city and features some of Gaudi’s most impressive works.
Get lost at Parc de Labirint d’Horta
Get on the tube and head out to Parc de Labirint d’Horta to spend the day. It’s a massive park filled with labyrinths and perfect for a day trip – especially if you have kids!
Of course, El Tibidabo is on the list. It might just be the most beautiful view you’ll get over Barcelona!
If El Tibidabo wasn’t enough of a view and you just can’t get enough, (‘cuz really, who can?) head up Montjuïc for another amazing view of the city!
Visit Sagrada Familia
You can’t miss Sagrada Familia when visiting Barcelona, you just can’t. The architecture is just amazing and it’s one of the most (if not the most) impressive Basilica in Europé.
Explore the Gothic Quarter
Make your way over to the gothic quarter and spend a few hours walking around and taking pictures. Get lost wandering around the endless cute streets and simply enjoy being in Barcelona.
Walk La Rambla
La Rambla is the tourist mecca of Barcelona, the street is filled with entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and more. Be aware of pickpockets here, and I wouldn’t recommend you actually eating here as the prices are higher – it’s very touristy so hold out for restaurants away from La Rambla.
Placa de Catalunya
At the top of La Rambla, you’ll find Placa de Catalunya, a big plaza filled with birds you can feed and become friends with.
See a Flamenco show
When in Spain right? Flamenco shows are so much fun, so if you have an evening over, book yourself a ticket and enjoy!