Spain is one of the most beautiful, culturally-rich countries I have ever had the pleasure of exploring. From epic museums to architecture gems, Spain is a must-see destination. Although Madrid gets a lot of attention from tourists, Barcelona is a completely different vibe. As a costal city with a history as the centre of Catalunya, this place has something different to offer than Madrid and is absolutely worth visiting. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, I’ve rounded up 5 things you have to do while you’re there.
Here are 5 things to do in Barcelona
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Experience Gaudi’s Mastery
If you’ve ever wondered why Barcelona’s architecture is so unique, you have Antoni Gaudi to thank! The Spanish architect is responsible for some of Barcelona’s most iconic spots like the Sagrada Familia and Parque Güell. Barcelona is unlike any other European city thanks to its unique buildings and it’s worth exploring for this reason alone!
Cheer for Barca Like a Local
You can’t even search the word “Barcelona” without your browser being full of football results! If you’re in the city, be sure to catch a game and deck yourself out in all things Barca! Cheer like a local and get a feeling of the pride felt by everyone who lives there. Visca Barca!
Eat. Eat. Eat.
Live like a local and fill your stomach with classic Spanish dishes during your time in Barcelona! It would be a sin to leave without having some paella, croquettes or patatas bravas!
Explore the City by Foot
This is my favourite thing to do while travelling through a city. There’s nothing like experiencing the place by foot; it puts things in a perspective that you don’t get while driving! Barcelona is full of different neighbourhoods to discover so grab some sunscreen and start by walking through the Gothic Quarter and see what you find!
Relax on the Beach
In my opinion, Barcelona has more to offer than Madrid and having the beach is one of its defining features. After a long day of exploring and eating paella, head to the beach and relax!