I have recently been fortunate enough to travel to Barcelona, Spain. It was an amazing, cultural, experience as well as incredibly fun! I highly recommend friends to travel here. I will share some of the experiences that are a “must-see” if you ever get a chance to visit.
Barcelona during the day is absolutely amazing. It can be both cultural and relaxing since you are right on a beach! I purchased a two day ticket for the “hop-on, hop-off” bus tour. I know, bus tours are so cliché and touristy, but Barcelona is an enormous city so it was that much easier to get around to do all of my sight-seeing!
La Sagrada Familia: Antoni Gaudi’s uncompleted church. It is a stunning sight from both the outside, and inside. If you decide to go visit, definitely make sure you go very early in the morning because it gets very crowded throughout the day.
Casa Mila/La Pedrera: One of Gaudi’s beautiful houses. It is located on Passeig de Gracia and has beautiful décor on the outside, similar to colorful fish scales. It’s worthwhile to walk around inside for a bit and then go to the outdoor rooftop. There are great views of the city and if you go when the sun is setting, it’s fabulous!
Parc Guell: Gaudi’s “Candy Land” park. It has beautiful, with colorful mosaics looking over the city of Barcelona. There are also hiking trails. It’s nice to wander around those trails and see the beautiful gardens.
Spain is very well known for both tapas (small dishes for sharing) and their paella (famous rice dish with seafood, chorizo, chicken, etc.). I went to several different restaurants and café, but I will list some of my favorites!
Cerveceria Catalan: This is my favorite tapas restaurant in Barcelona. They have delicious small plates, which are perfect for sharing. If everyone orders something different, you get to taste a variety of Spanish delicacies!
Bo de B: This was a great sandwich place that is close to Port Vell. It was perfect to take away a sandwich and eat it on the beach for lunch!
I hope this helps to those who get the chance to travel to Barcelona! Seriously, it was one of my favorite cities I have ever been to, and I definitely plan to visit again in the future!