Everyone loves Spain – and for me Barthelona will always hold a special place in my heart. It was where we first landed back in July 2016, and was the start of this great big adventure. There are so many things to see and do and you could spend days, even weeks exploring all this beautiful city has to offer. Below are just a few ideas to keep you busy and help you start the adventure of a lifetime.
Stroll around and get lost in the Gothic Quarter
What can I say – this neighbourhood is so amazing in real life. You can look at as many pictures and read as many articles as you want about this area, but nothing compares to walking through and getting lost in it yourself. The sights, the sounds, the smells. Its amazing.
Eat tapas and drink sangria
What kind of trip to Spain would it be without tapas. Tapas makes everything better. And for some of the best local venues, still in the main part of town, head to Carrer de Blai. The street comes alive with music at night time, with tables and chairs spilling out into the middle of the street. The atmosphere is infectious.
Go on a free walking tour
Whether it’s through the Gothic Quarter, or one focused on the amazing architecture of the city, just go on one.. it’s free! There are lots of different companies operating in Barcelona, and many hostels partner with different companies to make life easier for you. Just remember that although they are advertised as free its always nice to give a little tip at the end. It’s also a great way to meet fellow travellers and explore parts of the city you wouldn’t otherwise know about.
Appreciate Gaudi in every way possible
If you’re a fan of the man, then you’re in the right place. A visit to Park Guell is a must – even if you’ve never heard of the famous architect.
There’s also the famous Casa Batlló, otherwise known as the House of Bones. And just a short stroll down the street; Casa Milà which was actually the last civil work designed by Gaudi.
But his most popular work… which brings me to my next point….
Visit the world famous – Sagrada Familia
For the full affect, make sure you do the audio tour instead of just wandering through lost in awe. It’s amazing how many little details you pick up and how much more you appreciate the massive work of art in front of you. And here are a few of my favourite pictures from my visit.
How about you? What are your favourite things to do in Barcelona?
Carrer de Blai – image from flickr
Casa Batlló – image from flickr
Casa Milà – image from flickr