The top 15 things to do in Barcelona for your adventurous crave!
Are you planning to travel to Spain in the near future? Then you should not miss the Mediterranean biggest city named Barcelona. This is one of the best summer destinations that you should make a visit. As the second biggest population in Spain, Barcelona is well known with its beauty such as amazing view and tasty culinary.
There are 3 things that loyally stay in Barcelona like the architectures, shopping and football. For sure. So before you fly to Barcelona, please read down below these 15 things to do in Barcelona that will make your journey unforgettable. Check these out!
1. Welcome yourself at Nou Camp, FC Barcelona’s
First point from the 15 things to do in Barcelona is the Nou Camp! Come visit this place to see where the players you fan of play and practice. When you go by metro, the closest station is Reial Palau. With 300 meters walking distance, you will arrive at this biggest stadium in Europe. Nou Camp means new yard and this place got 5 stars! And you definitely can shop at the official merchandises from FC Barcelona like Jersey, balls, shirts, bags, scarf and etcetera.
2. Jump around Mont Juic
Next point is Mont Juic. It takes about 25 minutes from Nou Camp to visit Castell de Mont Juic. When we translate it, it means Jewish Mountain. And back then, this castle was built to destroy Barcelona but now it turned to be a favorite place for people to enjoy nice view and fresh air. You don’t have to spend too much money to enjoy it all here.
3. Enjoy the view of La Sagrada Familia
With only 3 minutes distance from Mont Juic, there is Cathedral of Sagrada Familia. This place is a museum of Antoni Gaudi’s artworks which was built in 1882. Yes, this famous artist and architecture in Barcelona designed this unique church. La Sagrada Familia can be said as the number one place to visit in Barcelona. Until this time, Sagrada is still ongoing or under maintenance due to its high details and difficulties. The ticket price is around 25 Euros, but if you don’t want to go in, you can make some shoots from the outside.
4. Feel the Roman history in Barcelona Old City
This area as the heart of Barcelona is a must visit! This city has been exist since 200 years ago and is being lived by the origin citizens. You can see old buildings, the fort’s walls of the city and the typical Roman rocky roads are their daily routine. This city consists of Barrio Gothic, El Born and El Raval. Thus, do not miss this city!
5. Beach Party!
Barcelona is located on the edge of the beach. Relax wave and soft wind are what make this beach is so relaxing. You can spend the whole day enjoying this beach and hang out around the clubs in this area. The party usually starts at around 11 in the evening until 6 AM in the morning. So enjoy the night!
6. Have a relaxing time at the Park Guell
Are you the type of person who likes to relax at the garden? If that so, then Park Guell is good place for you. A fabulous wide garden that will take you half a day to explore the whole area. This garden is one of Anton Gaudi’s artwork and it looks cool with the colorful stones and ceramics. Many tourists want to enjoy this place and the visitors are limited. The ticket is around 7 Euro, you can also buy the ticket by online a month before your arrival. Come in the morning for a nicer time!
7. Explore the Gaudi’s and modernism
Casa Mila is located in Catalonia. This building was also designed by Anton Gaudi which becomes the most eccentric artwork. The shape of this building is big and very unique, wavy style! The entrance ticket is around 22 Euros and you will have incredible experience there.
8. Spend your money at La Boqueria Market
If you like shopping, you can go to La Boqueria Market. This place offers you almost everything traditionally, even with the carts. What do you want to buy? Fruits, vegetables, local meats, candies or beans? They also sell fresh juice here. Sounds tempting, isn’t it?
9. Fill up in Las Ramblas
Welcome to the famous Boulevard in Barcelona! The place where you can find small shops that sell anything antique, foods and souvenirs. The later you come, the more crowded it becomes. In this place, you can crave for dishes from Spain like Churros, Tapas, and the typical Coffee. And everything is cheap!
10. Discover Gothic Quarter on foot
Gothic Quarter or Carrel del Bisbe was the main street of the city during the Roman era, and today it is home to one of the most photographed structures in the Gothic Quarter. Despite not dating back to the period of the architecture in 1929, which was the restoration of the city’s historic quarter, it is still an icon. When you stroll through Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, you never take a wrong turn. Wherever you go, there is hidden jewel waiting to be found. Take a morning walk. Gothic Quarter is so goth!
11. Get to know the city’s history at the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona
Learning by doing. A perfect saying for all of us to learn the history while visiting a new city to understand the art, architecture, what makes it tick and something of the character of its people. As an international city, Barcelona is full of diverse cultures and heritages, and there is always strong history in every step you take. Come to the Museu d’Historia de Barcelona for the idea of historical wealth where the city’s preserved and you can see from the display in the various locations around this area like Placa del Rei, the Call, the temple d’August and Refugi 307.
12. Get yourself spoiled by fresh seafood
The Barceloneta restaurants La Mar Salada and Can Sole display a spectacular haul of fresh seafood every day, which is likely to tempt you of you are piscatorially inclined. Another fantastic assortment of seafood is the city toasts, the fine and luxurious Galician restaurant like the one in Eixample. Follow your mood for squid and shrimp at Cal Pep in the Born which is known for its trifasico, a fried whitebait’s mélange, squid rings and shrimp.
13. Follow the youth’s steps of Picasso
Picasso spent his early years in Barcelona. It left beautiful and vibrant footsteps of the life of this artistic genius when you visit the landmark. Start to walk down through the building C/Reina Christine and then cross over C/Merce to see where his family lived. If you like, make a stop along the way head to Els 4 Gats as the meeting point of artists including Picasso and Salvador Dali, and end the walk to visit the Museu Picasso itself as the gallery of Picasso’s works in the formative years.
14. Meet funny & creative artists in Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is well known as a comfortable place to take walk, relax and is favorite place for most tourists. There are many restaurant, shops and street artists who are on their actions to collect some money. They will stay still like statues wearing unique clothes like Roman army or angel, and will move in funny way after you give them some money. Some artists, either young or old will steal your attention with their music skills. So join them and give your money to turn up the amazing change!
15. Feel the food sensation of Catalan
The last of the 15 things to do in Barcelona is Catalan. Catalan is a province that geographically has good reputation with its production. It produces food ingredients, seafood, fowl, fruits and vegetables. That is why, when you are there, make sure to taste the typical tasty food of Catalan like Pan Payes Tostado Con Tomato. That’s a long name, yeah. They usually serve you simple food but the basic ingredients are real fresh and healthy.
These are the tips and secret from 15 things to do in Barcelona, Spain.
As conclusion, Barcelona is a fantastic place to explore, and better not to keep yourself busy with shopping the whole time because of the facts that there are more places to explore in Barcelona. Bring your favorite high resolution camera to capture your best moments in Barcelona. Have a nice journey!