It’s such a beautiful city that George Ezra chose to write a song with its name for a title. Barcelona is one of the most happening cities in Spain, politically, culturally and as a tourist spot. The city is so diverse that there isn’t a single soul on the planter who can say they’ve been to Barcelona and returned unsatisfied. Right from wines to paintings to food to parties, there is something for everyone to do. Here are eight things that you should be sure to do while in the city.Img source: pinterest.com
This is a bit of a given, but the food in Barcelona should be experienced by foodies and otherwise. Local restaurants take their food very seriously, and this is reflected in the food that they serve on the plate. Local favorites like Canalons, Capipota with Chickpeas and Pa AmbTomaquet are must-haves. Look up the popular restaurants in and around your area and be sure to visit them and try the specials that they have to offer. And of course, the paella.
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Mercats At La Boqueria
Barcelona has a total of forty-two marketplaces and visiting even one of them will prove to be a sensory experience. For starters, their food game is no less vibrant and diverse than the restaurants. The vast displays of cheese, farm produce and seafood offer a sight that is unrivalled by anything else of its kind in the world. Each market has its own distinct characteristics, so make sure you pick and choose the kind of market experience you want to go for. Pick some VespingMotos here for easy traveling.
The musical scene in Barcelona is as diverse as it can possibly get. Opera lovers can head over to places like Palau de la MusicaCatalana and the Gran Teatre del Liceu to get a taste of the classical, as well as some mainstream artists from time to time. On the other hand, places like Razzmatazz and the Sidecar Factory Club can satisfy your rock and punk needs.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find there’s a lot for them to do up in the mountains of the city. Right from wine and olive tastings to walks among the lush greenery to amusement parks for families with children, the mountains too have something for everyone. Also, bonus points if you choose to visit Tibidabo; you get to use Joey’s backpacking story on your next date.
Football fans, especially those who favor FC Barcelona, will be awestruck at the prospect of visiting the home ground of the world-famous team. The stadium and its museum are two of the most visited spots in the city, and diehard fans have the option of going for the Camp Nou Experience, where they get to visit parts of the stadium that only players are allowed. And if there’s a match going on sometime during your trip, nothing like it.Img source: spain-holiday.com/
There is nothing like visiting a new place and trying out the local beverage, and the same can be said for Barcelona as well. Catalan Cava, often compared to French Champagne is made using the same method as Champagne, but with grapes of a more local nature like Macabeo and Parellada.
Art Galleries and Museums
Art enthusiasts will find that there’s something for them in Barcelona too. Right on top of the list is Pablo Picasso’s museum, which is home to over four thousand of his works, ranging from regular painting to sculpting. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (translated to the National Museum of Catalan Art) houses art spanning over a thousand years, right from the 10th to the 20th century.
What is Barcelona without its beaches? The coastline stretches for miles, giving one the opportunity for a long walk, as well as experience the different faces of life in Barcelona. There are beaches that are lively and full of activity and buzz, while some of the quieter beaches are on, the prettier side and allow you to see some local life.
There is a lot to experience in the city of Barcelona, and a little planning will let you derive the kind of magic that you’re hoping for.