Barcelona explorer travel guide

Barcelona, Catalunya (Spain)Barcelona, Catalunya (Spain). Photo by Lluis Bazan on Unsplash

Let’s explore Barcelona: ultimate travel bucket list

Sited between the sea and the mountains with history among the oldest and the finest architecture, pristine beaches, and a cosmopolitan vibe, Barcelona is a great choice on the list of best cities of Europe and a superior destination to enjoy everything in one place. 

Things not to miss in Barcelona

  • Take a jaw-dropping view of Sagrada Família by Andoni Gaudí and appreciate the 140 years of work. 
  • Walk along 4,5 km of Barcelona’s coastline and chill out on the beach sipping a refreshing cocktail.
  • Stroll in La Rambla, the city’s most famous boulevard, and follow the tempting smell of waffles.
  • Enjoy the best city views at Gaudí’s Park Güell, and don’t miss the serpentine benches, colonnades, and sculptures.
  • Taste fresh fruit and olives in La Boqueria market, a bustling spot for already 200 years
  • Take a cultural tour of the Picasso Museum or find 4000 tiles of photos forming a 26-foot mural of a kiss. 

Eat like a local in Barcelona

  • Hang out in Barcelona xiringuitos (beach bars) with mouth-watering seafood. Choose Xiringuito Escriba, Pela Vela, or La Deliciosa or all of them in turn.
  • Find bite-sized tidbits in one of Barcelona’s best tapas bars – Sagardi restaurant and tapas bar near popular attractions or El Xampanyet, a friendly tapas tavern. 
  • Enjoy the authentic ambiance, hot pintxos, and the Morcilla de durgos (black pudding with rice) in Maitea Taberna. 
  • For fine dining, visit Disfrutar with Mediterranean cuisine and two Michelin stars.
  • Taste Spanish vermouth in Morro Fi, a petite vermouth bar that serves a bittersweet drink with olive and orange slices.
  • Choose your craft beer from 30 taps in BierCab, and don’t forget to try the extra-spicy patatas.

Where to stay in Barcelona

  • Enjoy your rest in Serras Barcelona, a 5-star high- rated hotel in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter overlooking the sea.
  • The loft-style 4-star Hotel Brummell, with modern furniture and yoga classes, is a great place to feel the mood of Barcelona.
  • Find the perfect balance of style and comfort at an affordable price in Comfort Barcelona Rooms 3-star guest house.
  • If you are tight on your budget, Rodamón Hostel is the best for couples and solo travelers. 
  • Find idyll in the luxurious Boutique Hotel Davallada in Sitges beach resort near Barcelona. 

Barcelona hotels map with prices

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