Just about everyone who’s been to Barcelona loves the city beyond belief. Could it be the arts? The architecture? The vibrant community? The lively atmosphere? The beaches? We can’t say what attracts everyone to this city, but one thing’s for sure — you’ll probably love the capital of Catalonia, too.
1. All the designs of Barcelona’s beloved architect Antoni Gaudi are worth seeing, but if you have to choose one to tour in depth, you should visit Casa Battló. Crafted with such intriguing undulations and such organically fantastic decorations that it seems alive, this wondrous house is sure to knock to socks off you. Don’t think twice about shelling out the entry fee and going inside!
2. If you’re looking for a fun, seriously well-located place to stay, lodge your thoughts in the Equity Point Gothic Hostel. Dripping with artsy paper lamps and decorated in a colorful array of murals that burst with vivid lime green, ripe lilac purple, and bright orange, this hostel not only has character, but it also has a decent free breakfast included with its reasonable room fee!
3. You can’t walk around Barcelona without noticing the ever-present pride for their ‘football’ team. And justly so — the Barcelona soccer team is something else! Make it your goal to attend one of the FC Barcelona games. One can’t help but enjoy sitting in a stadium seat, eating a savory tortilla de patatas from the food stands, and getting caught up in the local crowd’s enthusiasm.
4. Get outside, get cultured, and get going to Gaudi’s Park Guëll. Rollicking over many acres above Barcelona’s city streets, this famed park is like Dr. Seuss Land come to life. Filled with Gaudi’s whimsical work, this park and its trails are a circus of delights.
5. Impeccable displays of fruit, delectable arrays of pastries, yards of fresh seafood, many varieties of Spain’s reputed cured ham — you’ll find all this and much, much more at the age old La Boqueria, located just off Las Ramblas. Housed under a metal roof dating back to 1914, this fantastic market is a foodie heaven and a super site!
What good things do you know about in Barcelona?