When traveling to Spain Barcelona is an obvious must see, must enjoy; and you will enjoy.
Nestled along the Catalonian coast of Spain, Barcelona represents a happy marriage between the old works and new age. Old world legends Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudi blend colorful with Catalonian modernism seen in the art and architecture of the city. Old world Cathedrals line the gothic streets and the serine bells can be heard chiming as you get happily lost through the winding alleyways of the city.
Barcelona is as beautiful and rich historically as it is within the gastronomic world. Described by Anthony Bourdain as some of the best food in the world, this Catalonian city is full of the best in Spanish food, wildly delicious blends of world cuisine and fusion restaurants with dishes as beautiful as they are tasty. You can enjoy tapas with fresh sea food brought in same day and order wine that is so good you won’t believe the small price tag. It’s all about quality over quantity here, and even when you find yourself full from appetizers, tapas, entrees and sangria you will somehow find room for the best donuts in the world (yes, the world) here in the many bakeries who showcase them on main streets and within alleys 2 for 1.20€.
When you visit this incredible city you’ll want to plan most of your days with historic sites like the Picasso Museum in El Born, visiting the many churches and cathedrals like the Sangrada Familia and through the Gothic Quarter. Take a trip to Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Montjuïc and gaze into its magic fountain as you walk along the colorful, vibrant streets. With so much to do and see remember to leave a day (or two, depending how long you stay) to just simply wander! You never know what famous restaurant you’ll turn up on or what incredible view you’ll catch in between old world apartment buildings.
In case you’re still longing for suggestions here are just a few of the best sites Barcelona has to offer.
Sites – Cathedrals
- Gothic Quarter walking tour
- Sangrada Familia
- Santa Maria del Mar
- Barcelona Cathedral
- Santa Maria del Pi
- Monastery of Pedralbes
- Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
Parks & Amusement
- Park Güell
- Parc de la Ciutadella
- Tibidabo Amusement Park
- Aquarium Barcelona
- Parc del Laberint d’Horta
- El Jardí Botànic
- Picasso Museum
- Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia
- Catalan Museum of Archeology
- Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture
- The Dalì Museum
- Maritime Museum
No matter what you choose to do in Barcelona you most definitely will be met with color and vibrant history. The people here are inviting, kind and above all else, relaxed. It truly is a city worth visiting and we will absolutely come here time and time again.