I am going to put this out there right away, I went to Barcelona for the first time last January and I am just now writing about it..ALMOST ONE YEAR LATER. As most of you that keep up with my blog know, it has been awhile since I have actually done a travel post (or honestly any type of post). So while I was brainstorming topics to write about it hit me that I had never written anything about Barcelona, which is a pity because it was one of my favorite places that I traveled to last year and it was where I spent my 23rd birthday. I had debated about just skipping a post on Barcelona because so much time has already passed since I visited but I loved it so much that I felt guilty not writing about it or sharing my personal experiences. I also will add that before I go on any trips, I always do some research and read other travel blogs to find out about any hidden sights or things to do while I will be traveling, so it seemed necessary to go ahead and create this blog in case you find yourself planning a trip to Barcelona.
Blogging About Barcelona-My Top 5 Things to do in Barcelona
- Rent a Bike
Something that I really enjoyed about Barcelona is that yes it’s a big city, but it doesn’t feel like it because it is very walkable and of course, bikeable. On my birthday, which was also my last day there, I rented a bike for 2 hours through Barcelona Rent-a-Bike and it was seriously the best decision I made the whole trip. I rode it through the port area and along the beaches, but if you have the time, just rent it for the whole day and take it all over the city. Especially if you go in the off-season when there are less tourists. With this company I rented the bike for 6 euros/2 hours, but there are many companies all over the city to choose from.
- Visit all of Gaudí’s Works
Usually I am not one for visiting many museums or tourist attractions, but if you’re going to be in Barcelona it is necessary to see the many places designed by Gaudí. A few I visited were: La Sagrada Familia, Parque Güell, Casa Vicens, and Casa Batlló. Even you if you don’t want to pay and go inside to tour them then just take a walk by them to admire the architecture.
- Get Lost in the Gothic Quarter
The Gothic Quarter is the old part of Barcelona that is filled with original Roman architecture and trendy shops and bars. In this same area, you’ll also find the Barcelona Cathedral and the Plaza Sant Jaume which are both historic areas worth taking photos of.
- La Boquería Mercat
La Boqueria Mercat is a street market right off of Las Ramblas in the center of Barcelona. The market is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, and seafood, but you’ll also find candies, chocolates, spices, nuts, real fruit juices, and much more! It’s a great place to go to satisfy any craving that you may have and it’s also a great place to take photos because of the wide range of colors.
- Experience the Nightlife
Anyone that knows me well knows that going out and partying is not my thing. But in Barcelona, it’s worth yourtime. Spain is known for being the party country and Barcelona is just that…lots of fiesta. Filled with a fun atmosphere, chic bars and nightclubs, you are guaranteed to have a great time!
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