7 Spots in Barcelona That Will Make You Get On A Plane in Uno, Dos, Tres
As one of the world’s most stylish and intriguing cities, Barcelona is filled with breathtaking architecture, mouthwatering cuisine and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene for dining and dancing all night long.
La Boqueria Market
The best way to start your day exploring Barca is to checkout the amazing culinary delights on offer - from the freshest of produce at La Boqueria Market to the delicious local artisan bakeries that are located on almost every corner, Barca has you covered.
Brunch and Cake
One place that is a must try is ‘Brunch and Cake’, famous for following their grandmother’s philosophy of making “absolutely everything by hand and slowly, with care”. Their modern twists on brunch classics such as waffles with caramelized onions or eggs benny with turkey are simply to die for! Not to mention their delicious range of cakes and coffees!
There are endless amount of things to see and do around Barca which could start with a spot of people watching a local cafe before soaking up the beautiful atmosphere wandering around the city. If it’s a nice, sunny day, why not join the locals at the seaside neighbourhood of La Barceloneta? There you will find amazing restaurants and traditional tapas bars that overlook La Barceloneta beach - the perfect spot for a paella and a sangria or three!
If getting a tan and day-drinking isn’t your thing, you could hire a bike and experience the mesmerizing history of La Barceloneta. Kick off your exploration with a ride through the tiny alleys and green side streets that were built in the 18th century and each tell their own story.
A short bike ride from La Barceloneta is El Gotico, ‘The Gothic Quarter’ which is the heart of Barcelona’s old town and home to the impressive Gothic Cathedral. The alley ways of El Gotico are lined with stalls and street-food vendors and offer a less-touristy and more relaxed vibe than the popular tourist strip, La Rambla.
Other must see tourist spots include the architectural masterpieces of Gaudi - the jewel of Barcelona. Gaudi’s distinctive art nouveau style buildings can be found throughout Barcelona, with La Sagrada la Familia and Park Guell regarded as his finest work.
Gaudi’s masterpieces aren’t the only stylish places to visit while in Barca - there’s also the shopping! Passeig de Gracia, a beautiful tree-lined boulevard located in L’Eixample district, is not only home to two of Gaudi’s buildings, but it is also Barca’s best shopping precinct with luxury brands such as Valentino, Prada and Louis Vuitton lining the street. Be sure to check out the prestigious Santa Eulalia boutique which was founded way back in 1843 and is complete with it’s own champagne bar and bistro!
El Nacional, an old industrial space that has been converted into Barcelona’s first multi-space restaurant, is also perfectly situated on Passeig de Gracia. Both the range of delicious spanish cuisine and and the energetic atmosphere of the venue are incredible and very insta-worthy!
As your day draws to an end, make your way towards the Magic Fountain just outside the BCN National Museum to catch a stunning light and water show as the sun goes down. Once nightfall takes over, climb steps to get to the top of the museum and bask in the views of Barca at night as you overlook the entire city.
Barcelona is one of those cities that is simple put, good for the soul. With an array of culture flooding the streets and engulfing you with every step, weather you plan your day or not, you will always stumble across all sorts of amazing things to do.