ad collaborative post // Barcelona is the favourite destination of Europeans! One of the most populous cities in Europe! It is a city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. No matter how many trips you make, it is never enough! If you find yourself looking for airline ticket deals, looking at new suitcases and reading about this city, then you are well on your way! Your next destination is closer than you think, as is the realization of the journey itself. How about we travel to a European city, full of history, architectural interest and rich culture? Here are 10 reasons to travel to Barcelona!
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For lovers of architecture
Because in Barcelona you will walk among elegant crafts, historic buildings and Gaudi “children”. This great architect made sure to leave in his passage a huge cultural heritage in the city, including Palau Güell, La Pedrera, Casa Milà, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and of course, the majestic Sagrada Familia.
For a trip back in time to Barrio Gotico
It is worth visiting the Gothic Quarter, or as it is called, Barrio Gotico. There you will walk through stone alleys, you will see up close the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia and, of course, shop for souvenirs and local delicacies.
To visit the Picasso Museum
Picasso is undoubtedly one of the most important contemporary painters in the world. Whether you are an art lover or not looking for it, this visit is worth your time. There you will be able to see the great painter’s works placed in chronological order and live for a while in his mind.
For a walk in the Barcelona Aquarium
If you still love aquatic nature, the Barcelona Aquarium invites you for a walk on the water. Hundreds of fish species appear in front of you, with the imposing sharks seeking your attention, while a little further you will find the Zoo of the city.
To see Camp Nou up close
If you are a fan of football, especially Barcelona, Camp Nou should not miss your schedule. You will be able to explore the famous stadium, see up close the team’s prizes and experience its history from the beginning. A tour is also organized daily, which is worth booking.
To browse Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol or the Spanish Village is a place like no other in Barcelona. With an architecture that stands out, it takes you back in time to its famous castle city. In there you will find restaurants, cafes and workshops with traditional products. To visit this part of the city, we ideally suggest you to use a vehicle, to move with the appropriate freedom and comfort, on the streets of Barcelona, without using the means of transport, avoiding the unnecessary inconvenience that accompanies them.
So you can turn to the rental company Enjoy Travel, for fantastic car offers, which serve every unique need of transportation. If you are thinking of renting a car don’t forget you are required to have an international driving license for Spain to drive.
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For tapas in La Rambla square
It is not possible to go to Barcelona and not visit the famous La Rambla. Since it is so beautiful, it is worth extending your stay there with one or more stops in its shops, tasting delicious tapas accompanied by sangria.
To try genuine paella
If you really want to learn about this city, then eat like a local! Tapas are good, but they are not enough. Paella is undoubtedly the most traditional dish of the Spaniards. You will find it in various variations with seafood, meat or both together.
For an evening walk in Barcelona
Because the sights are nice, but Barcelona does not turn off the lights early at night. In Barcelona, you will enjoy a spectacle in the Montjuic fountain, walk-in its alleys and have a drink after music in the city centre. Placa Espanya and specifically the Arena shopping centre invite you for a drink with a view, while La Rambla invites you for tasting in wine bars and chic clubs.
For the art of churros
In Plaza Reial, you will find dozens of shops and patisseries with fine churros, and you will see how they are made up close. They are reminiscent of doughnuts, only they are longer and have a chocolate filling. You will definitely not be left with only one test.
Would you add anything else to this list of 10 reasons to travel to Barcelona? Have you ever been and where would you recommend? Let me know!
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Thanks for the great recommendations!
Great post would love to visit Barcelona
Great article! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I may be going to Spain to teach English and I’m glad I could get an insight!
This post is great. My fiancée and I plan on going to Barcelona next year, and we could not be more excited to see Gaudi’s city.
A great post and somewhere we have wanted to go for a while. Would love to see Camp nou that would be a drramn
We love Barcelona – we have been twice already and we’re planning to go back soon because we did not manage to visit the Sagrada Familia inside yet (so our mum is quite annoyed!)
SO tempting! I’d love to go to Barcelona in the future. I’m falling in love with the architecture x
I went to Barcelona when I was around 15. I’d love to go back as an adult and truly appreciate it and see all the sights.
I would love to go to Barcelona and after reading this post, it makes me want to go even more! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Wow! It sounds beautiful! No wonder so many people want to go there! You have prepared a great list…very informative. The photographs are awesome!!! 🙂
Ah!! Love this one!! I love Barcelona, and YES, the answer is always: churros! It’s like I find something new every time I go, thanks for the inspiration to go back, especially as it’s raining in Germany and I miss the warm sun of Barcelona 🙂
I’d love to visit Barcelona one day, Spain is definitely my favourite country! Maybe I’ll get the train there 🙂 I’ve had some authentic paella before and can conform it was delicious x
Love your reasons to visit! I’m actually going in 2022 and can’t wait!
Ahh I love this post! It’s really hitting me with the wanderlust. As someone who loves traveling to cities with a lot of history and culture, Barcelona is definitely on the list 😍
rosie abigail | https://www.rosieabigail.com/
You make it sound so tempting. I want to see the architecture now.
wow adding to my bucket list!
I have never been to Barcelona before, in fact I have never been on a plane before. But when I feel it is safe me and my partner are looking for a little holiday. Thank you for sharing about visiting Barcelona.
Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com