I spent a week and a half in Barcelona. During that time most of what I’ve done was going out to a party, so my memory is a little hazy from the amount of Sangria consumed. A day in Barcelona wouldn’t be enough to enjoy what the city has to offer genuinely. But if you only had a day or perhaps another day, I have listed what you can do within that time-frame to at least maximize your experience in this remarkable city. You can even use this mini-guide as a catalyst to an even longer itinerary as there are too many things to see and do in Barcelona (pronounced: Barthelona).
Walk Around the City
Barcelona is a major city. However, it’s the ideal size to find by walking. Take your time walking around and but slow down to sample some of the city’s excellent gastronomic choices. In case you’re in the state of mind for going to the entire most noteworthy structures and parks, you’ll need to see all the Parc de la Ciutadella brings to the table and additionally the Parc de Joan Miró and the Montjuïc palace. There’s a lot in Barcelona you won’t discover in a travel book and pamphlets that you can walk around.
Check out Gaudí and modernism
In actuality, one of Barcelona’s top attractions for visitors (and additionally for the individuals who live here) is appreciating the city’s modernista building design. More specifically, the works of Antoni Gaudí specifically. Just strolling around you’ll go over different samples of Gaudí’s work all through the city, be they ordinary or religious structures. The most well-known is the Sagrada Família, noteworthy both outside and in; Park Güell, a space that is out of a tall tale and imitates an English garden city; and La Pedrera.
Hit a high note in a show
Barcelona has a lot of fantastic music venues, for example, Razzmatazz and Apolo. The city boasts some brilliant show lobbies too. The Gran Teatre del Liceu is a survivor in wonder, enriched with gold leaf, extravagant red floor coverings, and rich carvings. Try not to be modest from looking at the project, as tickets are not generally as expensive as you may think, and it’s a space that is without a doubt worth a visit.
Eat some tapas/pintxos
Pintxos, generally, are Basque tapas – plates of nibble measured goodies served on a bit of bread – and they’re likewise a culinary tradition in Barcelona. Custom calls for you to pick at the food with toothpicks, and toward the end of the night, you will be charged for the number of toothpicks that you have accumulated.
Picture the city of Picasso’s childhood
Picasso’s Barcelona, where he spent his initial years, was beautiful and energetic. Take the strides of the imaginative virtuoso as you visit the historical points that molded his childhood. Stroll down C/Reina Cristina and after that traverse to number 3 on C/Mercè to see where his family lived, however, the building was later obliterated.
Become acquainted with the city’s history
At the point when going to another town, it’s generally great to take in touch about its history to comprehend its building design, its specialty, what makes it tick, and something of the character of its kin. As a global city, Barcelona is loaded with different societies and legacies. With each stride, you take through its boulevards; you’ll unearth some of its histories.
What else you need when you have the opportunity to visit the living heaven of the world, known as Barcelona.
Learn to make Paella
The hostel I stayed at (360 Hostel) offered a Paella cooking class voucher in the old town – This is a great way to end your day as you learn the ins and outs of making Spanish Paella while enjoying unlimited Sangria. Here you’ll also explore Las Ramblas, which is the what most tourist will be acquainted with when in Barcelona. Be careful; your day might be a complete waste if you partake too much in the merry libations.
Barcelona is a family-friendly city! You can rent bikes, hang out at the beach, or check out the Gaudi park. You can even go on an adventure and discovery tour of Barcelona with your kids. Your family can search for hidden dragons and discover their importance to Barcelona with a map and clues to help you. And there’s so much more!
There you have it. It’s certainly very ambitious, but if you arrive the afternoon before and get you accommodations sorted out, you can certainly do it.
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