We chose to visit Barcelona, one of the most vibrant cities of Europe that has plenty to offer. From amazing food to incredible monuments and fantastic nightlife, it has something for every taste. If you’re curious about this city the same way we were then you’re on the right place!
As beach lovers, we love cities that are close to the sea and Barcelona has one of the most popular beaches in Europe. The Barceloneta beach is one of the oldest and most loved beaches of Barcelona. During summer this beach can get absolutely packed of tourists and locals who go there to catch some sun and swim in the waters of the Mediterranean.
Besides from lying on the sand you can have a nice walk overlooking the magnificent W Hotel or go to the bars and restaurants and try the excellent seafood of the zone. Either way don’t miss this awesome spot of the city.
Bunkers El Carmel
We love viewpoints and places with breathtaking views and always try to find one every city we go. From Bunkers El Carmel you can appreciate the fantastic 360º view of one of the most beautiful and enchanting areas of the city. We went there at sunset with a beer in our hands and just relaxed with the best city views in front of us.
If you don’t mind walking, you can get there on foot starting from Park Güell like we did. Another option and probably the best one is to take a bus (lines 24, 92, 114, 119 or V17).
As sports lovers, we could not miss one of the stages of the Olympic games and tried to know more about its history. The Olympic Park or the Parc Montjuic was the location of the Olympic games in 1992. It has a lovely area to walk around and replay memories of the Olympics. It is located near the Font Màgica de Montjuïc which is a must see as well.
Ramblas and La Boqueria
We absolutely loved the Mercat de Sant Josep in Barcelona, popularly known as La Boqueria which is one of the foremost tourist landmarks with an entrance from La Rambla. Don’t miss this colorful and tasty place and do not forget to try the amazing juices and tapas!
La Rambla is the most important avenue of Barcelona. From shops, hotels and cafes to restaurants and bars it has a little bit of everything.
Barcelona is known for its amazing night life since it is a city that just doesn’t sleep. You have a lot of options from bars to night clubs. We went to two discos located on the beach which are called Opium and Pacha. The entrance prices vary from 10 to 25€, but you can get in for free if you have a guest list or if you arrive early. These clubs also have exterior areas where you can lounge and have fun especially in the summer. If you are in the center of the city and want to go there you should go by transports (taxi, bus or metro). If you prefer bars with a more relaxed atmosphere where you can chill, go to the area near the beach or to the Las Ramblas area.
Whatever you do, don’t leave town without enjoying some of the amazing food that Spain has to offer. Tapas and Paella are the main dishes so go ahead and try them and don’t forget to thank us later. We had dinner twice at the La Rambla avenue due to the diversity of restaurants you can find there and because it is very easy to find traditional food. We also had lunch at the marina and the Barceloneta beach, two great places to find cute restaurants.