What not to miss with anything in Barcelona. Everything for nightlife, food, attractions!
A trip to Barcelona? Here you will find the ultimate guide to not losing anything!
El Prat International Airport is the only airport in Barcelona, located 14 km from the city. Barcelona Airport is the main airport in Catalonia with 35 million passengers in 2012. Another important airport in Catalonia is Girona Airport.
One of the advantages of Barcelona Airport is that it is very close to Barcelona city center, just 14 km away.
More specifically it is located in El Prat del Llobregat, the city from which it took its name “Aeroport del Prat”.
El Prat Airport is the second largest in Spain, behind Madrid’s Barajas Airport and the 31st busiest in the world and the main base of Vueling, a hub for Iberia Regional and low-cost carrier Ryanair.
Barcelona is truly a special city. You can not say that it is beautiful in the sense that it is Paris or Rome, but what makes it different and indelible to you is its atmosphere and its world.
There are many things to do in Barcelona, as well as in any city abroad. We will present you the basics so that you can really experience it even if you visit it for a few days:
The best and cheapest hotels to stay you will find here and the ideal neighborhoods to choose from are:
Full of fashionable boutiques, cafes and bars ideal for shopping and nonsense.
The most “hipster” but also the most special neighborhood of Barcelona. Walk the alleys, stare at its “alternative” shops. There you will find various bars for nightlife (we will tell in detail in a little while, do not rush), restaurants and of course the Picasso Museum.
There is also Placa de Sant Felip Neri, one of the most romantic squares in the Gothic Quarter,
In general, the most famous squares where you can find crowds and it is worth doing a walk are: Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Nova, Plaça real and Plaça de España.
Other attractions to see:
The beach of Barcelona, along which you will see many hotels, restaurants and cafes. The “parade” in Barcelona is a must for every visitor of the city.
The famous pedestrian street starting from Placa Catalunya and ending at the Old Port, is the most touristic point of the city. There you will enjoy outdoor performances, tango and clapper dancers and various bands that aim to entertain passers-by. In the open-air shops along the road you will also buy your souvenirs.
Be careful only with bags, personal items, guys who are supposed to want to sell you beers. It is the most touristic place in the city and the one that you are most likely to be robbed of.
It is one of the best food markets in the world, the paradise of every lover of good food! It is located in the middle of La Rambla and at 6,000 sq.m. You will find all kinds of delicacies: fruits, vegetables, shellfish, cold cuts, salted cod (Barcelona is famous for it), but also salted fish, the famous bottarga (something like our roe but from tuna eggs), various types of ham , sausages and everything else you can imagine.
And if you do not want to buy something (when you return home with 1-2 packets of ham and a bottarga to rub over your risotto or spaghetti you will remember us!) The hazi in the market is something else.
The psychedelic park designed by Gaud. In the west of the city, is worth both for its uniqueness and for the route to reach it (we are talking about the escalators!).
Do not make the mistake of paying to enter Gaudi’s “house” because we tell you clearly that it is a socket, you see two rooms and five pieces of furniture. Admission to the Park, however, is free.
From Gaud .’s epic creations. At least it’s worth seeing from the outside. It costs a little more to see it from the inside, but we will leave it to your discretion.
It really is a must. It is always full of people, street artists and has a wonderful fountain!
Okay, you can’t go all the way to Barcelona and not go to the famous Camp Nou. A visit to this may cost a little more but it is definitely worth it if you are a fan.
Barcelona has several interesting museums. But if you are there for a few days you should choose the most interesting or the most famous or anyway we singled them out and we suggest:
Fundació Joan Miró is a museum dedicated to the surrealism and iconographic power of his works. Built by Mirρό’s architect and friend, Josep Lluís Sert, it includes an impressive collection of 220 paintings, 180 sculptures and over 8000 paintings by the painter.
The Museu Picasso, in addition to hosting 3,500 works by the great painter, is also housed in a majestic medieval building surrounded by beautiful gardens. Do not be disappointed if you do not see many of his well-known works, since this museum houses paintings from the early years of his artistic creation.
If you have time and are there for several days we also recommend:
The hill of Montjuic, with most museums located there, and the Poblenou district near the Olympic Port.