If you plan to spend a few days holiday or a weekend in Barcelona, there are many things to do during your stay. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia is a lively cosmopolitan city with a unique lifestyle. With a mixture of sun, beaches, culture, history, gastronomy, and leisure you are sure to find activities that suit you. Here are a few tips for you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Barcelona.
Architecture and Culture
If you are passionate about architecture and culture, Barcelona is the perfect place for you! At the architectural level Barcelona has many faces: Gothic, modernist, and contemporary. Don’t miss the buildings of the famous architect Antonio Gaudi: such as the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and Casa Mila (known as “La Pedrera”). Casa Batllo is another work by Gaudi and is they style of Catalan Modernism as is “Palau de la Música” a concert hall in Barcelona.
Parks and gardens of Barcelona
In Barcelona, you will find beautiful parks ideal for a walk, rest, or simply a breath of fresh air while listening to music… The most famous parks of Barcelona are Park Guell and Ciudadela Park both designed by Gaudi. The Citadel Park another Gaudi design has a large lake, palm trees, orange trees, several museums, and the zoo nearby. Guell Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is characterized by mosaics and fountains with sculptures of colorful allegorical animals.
Tours of Barcelona
For the best views of Barcelona you must go to Tibidabo, where apart from the magnificent views you can enjoy the amusement park and the Sagrat Cor church. To get there you must take the funicular (cliff railway) or tram. There is also Mount Montjuic where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and bay.
During the day, if you want to sunbathe or swim we recommend the beaches of Barcelona. We insist on the Barceloneta where you can swim and enjoy water sports: Sant Sebastia, Nova Icaria, Bogatell… Besides the beaches of Barcelona located in the heart of the city, the coast is filled with small coves and beaches like Sitges, Vilanova, and Calafell, all of which you can get to by car or train.
Attractions, recreation, dining, and nightlife
A great characteristic of Barcelona is the fact that it is a city for everyone from children to seniors. You can visit the Barcelona Zoo, climb mountains, visit the Tibidabo amusement park, pet dolphins at the Aquarium, or relax by the beach.
To really understand the essence of the city, we recommend you visit Las Ramblas, the most famous street in Barcelona. This street is filled with shops and restaurants where you will find a lot of artists who sell their works of art and kiosks and flea markets
You will also find very good Mediterranean cuisine typical of this area. There are over 20 Michelin-starred restaurants. Throughout the city there are restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets.
In addition to its beautiful monuments, parks, streets, and beaches Barcelona is a city with vibrant nightlife. The Gothic Quarter, Raval and Plaza Real are places where the night life is active with many music bars, pubs, restaurants, and clubs.
In Barcelona, you will find many streets as attractions in themselves. You can experience the life here with vibrant color, art, and well-established culture… definitely a place to visit during your holiday!