Who does not dream of visiting Barcelona one day? This city is full of artistic, cultural and historical attractions and even some that could be described as unusual! I could only spend a week, but you will find below my opinion on the Top 5 not to be missed in this Spanish metropolis.
Barceloneta and Port Vell
Barceloneta is first and foremost a neighborhood, but the name also refers to the little Barcelona, the beach that is a short walk from the city center. After a long day walking in the streets of Barcelona, take the time to relax and rest your feet at the edge of the water. Sip a drink on the many terraces or sit on the sand.
When you have your fill of sunshine, stroll along the Passeig Maritim (sea passage) in Port Vell and admire the spectacular sailboats enjoying the shade of the many palm trees.
Catch the funicular or cable car and discover the beautiful Montjuïc district. We have explored only a small part of the mountain and this getaway in nature rests the senses after the madness of the Rambla.
After strolling through the gardens, enjoy the impressive view of the city and the harbor while enjoying the best sangria we have drunk in Spain! At night, do not miss the magic fountain.
The road of modernism
Gaudì, Gaudì, Gaudì, a true genius! Well, it’s true he was not alone either! Follow the tiles of the road of modernism to not miss the show. Whether it’s the Sagrada Familia, the Park Güell, of which I’ve already spoken to you, Casa Batlò or the Palace of Catalan Music, do not miss the architectural treasures that Barcelona has to offer.
Getting lost in the alleys
Barcelona is full of curiosities and it is by losing it that we discover them. Go off the beaten track and explore the many small squares and alleys that are available to you. The districts of Born, Barri Gòtic and Gràcia are good starting points to discover small vintage shops and restaurants generally forgotten by tourists.
The Boqueria market
You go crazy just by putting your feet in a market? You will be served at the Boqueria, where all your senses will be awake. Fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood mix with many other products. Easy to find at 91 along the Rambla, enter this gastronomic cave and let yourself be seduced! Do not forget to ask to taste!