Whether you live in Barcelona for two days or two weeks, there is always something to see and do which certainly will capture your attention. There are several things to do in Barcelona. Barcelona city is one of the best places where you can venture beyond the beaten path whether we are talking about magnificent architectural structures of Gaudí’s famous art museums or the landscapes of the story. Here there is always something new to discover, even for those who live in Barcelona. Bars hidden from view and winding alleys of the old city are only part of what Barcelona can offer. So venture out both where others have been before you, and in still unexplored areas and live an unforgettable experience, which you will use the soul life.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Barcelona and one of the few free ones is the incredible Parc Güell. Regardless of which side you come and see, tourists gathered in large groups with maps in hand and asking passersby about Park ‘Guay’. Designed and built by architect Gaudí between 1900 and 1914, this spectacular mix of gardens and architecture is a little oasis in the city. From banks mosaic to meticulously landscaped terraces, Park Güell is as fascinating as it is quiet. One of the best places where you can spend a sunny day, the park is the perfect place to listen to music, sip a few glasses of wine or simply relax with a good book.
Whether or not you’ve been in Barcelona, everyone has heard about Las Ramblas. One of the most famous thoroughfares in Europe and probably in the world, this incredible avenue begins at El Colon (Christopher Columbus statue), the seashore and you to Plaça Catalunya. Full of street vendors selling everything from fine jewellery to pigeons in a cage, one of the main attractions on the Las Ramblas Street is the street performances. Super crowded and a hot spot for pickpockets and prostitutes, Las Ramblas is a must-see during a visit to Barcelona. Restaurants and bars on Las Ramblas are about three times more expensive than a regular street. If you are more prudent when it comes to money, you can make a saving if you head to the street just around the corner.
At number three in our list of things to do in Barcelona is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Barcelona, Gotico that remains the central heart of the city. Both grunge and elegance, this area is full of nooks and cracks, cool restaurants, eclectic little shops and jewellers. Not so far from Born and the beach, Gotico is where the great Barcelona Cathedral, which dates from the 14th century, lies. Here is the Plaça Reial, the most popular market among tourists, the area where Kabul Hostel is. Do not forget to cross the threshold of small teahouses, located next to Plaza St. Jaume. Small, bizarre and undiscovered by tourists, the Asian tearoom is an ideal place to relax and rest after a long day Gotico and surroundings.
Sagrada Família has become the pervasive obsession of Gaudí, in recent years the life of this highly religious man. The task of raising the cathedral I was drawn by an organization called “Pair Spiritual devotion to St. Joseph” , a fraction of right, very faithful to the Catholic Church. Proponents believe that this trend was decadent city needed a temple for prayer, where people can go to Barcelona in order to expiate sins. Gaudí, who have a different outlook on the alleged decadence of the Catalan city and was given a free hand; there are no limits in terms of money and there is no deadline for completion of work. As the master himself said, “My client (God) does not hurry.”
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) developed his unique style and famous the cat lived in this city, where he spent much of his life. This tour represents a foray into human life and the city that we loved so much. The tour includes a visit to the Picasso museum with the same name, which pays homage to talent and is the most visited in Barcelona. The Picasso Museum is the end point of the trip and you’re welcome to spend much time here as you want.
Other places that you can visit during walking tour of Barcelona, include Quatre Gats, Frisia del Collegi d’Arquitectes, Sala Pares, Escudellers Blancs, Carrer Avinyo, Carrer de la Plata, Porxos d’En Xifre, Llotja de Mar and La Ribera.
Tour operator “Hi, this is Barcelona” offers some of the best means of exploring things to do in Barcelona. They provide tours tailored for you. Adventures beyond the beaten track, avoid museums and tourist locations usual standard, these tours are distinguished by their uniqueness and an incredible amount of information you are given.
One of the best travel agencies in town – “Hi, this is Barcelona” – is headed by an American who lives in this city of more than 9 years and who knows perhaps better than a Catalan. You will not cover everything that is written in a travel guide, but instead, you will learn many interesting things about the history and culture of places and you will get acquainted with the true feeling of how it feels to live in this city. As places deal very quickly, do your booking in advance, especially if you intend to travel to Barcelona from April to September.
Champs Elysees of Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia is the ideal place to shop, to witness the performances of Performers Street while enjoying a coffee on an outdoor terrace, or simply take a stroll through Plaça Catalunya and Gracia district. One of the most elegant streets in Barcelona, here you can find shops of the brand recognized worldwide, such as Louis Vitton, Gucci, and Armand Bassi, but also of Spanish fashion names, including Zara and Mango stands. Passeig de Gràcia is distinguished by lively atmosphere and energy on tapas restaurants and bars, but also the people who cross its threshold. It is one of the most affordable streets in the city, being in the center and being connected directly to most subway lines, including yellow and green. If you want to do your shopping in peace, come here during the week because the weekend is very busy.
One of the best clothing stores in Barcelona, Friday’s Project, with locations in Paseo de Gracia and Provence, sells unique clothing belonging to famous designers. Sometimes the prices are quite high, but most often find hard to refuse offers here.
Cathedral La Seu is also known as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, whose tomb is one of the patrons of the city. This place of worship can be seen from the front, whereas a few years ago it was decided that the entire building is returned to a better appreciation of its grandeur. Inside the cathedral is a real treasure, represented by chapels extremely neat. The first one has a marble baptismal basin, which is said to be the place where Christopher Columbus brought to be baptized, receive six ‘Indians’ in America. Choir impressive, located in the central part of the main nave, is a common feature inside cathedrals in Spain. Inside the cathedral, visitors can admire the graves of prominent personalities of the city. The Cathedral La Seu ranks third in our list of things to do in Barcelona.
Paladar is more than a wine shop. This winery is small and elegant at the same time art gallery, and the perfect location for a wine tasting and enjoying some light snacks in the company of a group of friends. Owned by two young and charming Venezuelan, this shop sells an eclectic mix of Spanish and international wines, all of a higher quality than what you might find in a typical tavern. Every Friday, between the hours of 19 to 22, is organized here ‘catas’ (wine tasting) at a price of 4 Euros for four different wines.
Born Boulevard begins at the church of Santa Maria del Mar and continues to market the place where tournaments were held in the Middle Ages, and the location of numerous fairs and markets. Here, men were knighted. However, in the 18th century, the Ribera has gone into decline and the houses that lined along the streets began to disappear one by one. The only one left is the number 17, which you can admire the Gothic facade, dating from 14. Currently, the area is crowded with bars and restaurants and is a favorite meeting place for locals.
Written by: A.C. Claudia