Ten Things to do in Barcelona
Do you love football? Are you a Barcelona fan? If yes, man you have the same taste as mine. I am here is also a die-hard Barcelona fan. Have you seen the last match of Barcelona? The match was very intense, the excitement was never-ending. With ups and downs in the field, Barcelona was struggling but they really know how to build up the game. At last, they won by 3-2.
Ahh! Sorry about the off-topic conversation. Where was I? Yes, I was about to talk about the 10 amazing places that you need to explore when you visit Barcelona next time.
Barcelona is a dynamic city that keeps on changing and evolving into a new style of living. The only things that never change are the tradition and the culture that they preserve for others to see.
10 Amazing Things to do in Barcelona
There is so much to do in this city and so many places to visit. There is nothing that you can miss out on. I was taken aback when I first visited this city for a match in Barcelona. This city was bustling with people yet it was filled with peace in its own way. You will understand if you do not have the first-hand experience by yourself. If you start taking notes things-to-do in the Barcelona list, you will be out of pages.
1. Barcelona beaches
The first thing I did when I visited in Barcelona is to visit the Barcelona beaches. Let me tell you, my friend, it is one place out of heaven. With more 4.5 km coastline, it provides every kind of amusement you want, from volleyball, surfing to having delicious seafood.
These beaches have cool down shades where you can take rest away from the sun and enjoy the scenery with snacks. These beaches also hold party on the beach, if you are interested you can also join in too.
I will advise you to keep the beaches on top of your to-do list. This way you can refresh yourself reenergizes yourself before starting the tour to Barcelona.
2. La Rambla
Want to take a long walk with your loved one. La Rambla is a street that runs almost 1.2 km long. Starting from the Plaça de Catalunya to the statue of the Christopher Columbus down to the port.
This street is always bustling with people, eating, drinking and enjoying the evening. No matter what you do, you will end up loitering here and there. So why not find a best place to do so.
3. El Raval
Whats is better than having a food that is traditionally based on Catalan gastronomy. El Raval is a restaurant that specializes in the traditional cuisines serve based on the Catalan gastronomy.
El Raval is one of the oldest restaurants located near the old port. There is a beautiful market which holds all the secret recipe of the all traditional cuisine. If you ever get time from all the expedition in your to-do list, feel free to visit this market.
4. Ciutat Vella
Ciutat Vella is one of the oldest monuments own by the Sagrada Familia. This beautiful monument is a masterpiece that was built in 1298 and was retouched in 1913. When I was standing in front of the Vella, I was able to feel a sense of harmony. This historical monument made me thinking just how beautiful Barcelona can be.
5. El Coll
El Coll is a park, which was once free of charge. With the increase in the number of tourists (almost 3 times), it started charging a small fee to take admission to the park. This was for both controlling the crowd’s number and also raise funds to maintain the park.
It is one of the best place to visit with your family. A place where you can enjoy the old masterpieces without any restriction. The only charge you need to pay is when you want to enter the monumental zone.
6. Dreta de l’Eixample
Dreta de l’Eixample was started as a residential apartment but later on, it was converted into a cultural centre, and now it organizes art exhibitions and performances.
It is official known as the Casa Milà. the popular name of this building is La Pedrera. If you are visiting Barcelona it needs to be in your to-do list.
Let me tell you one secret spot that can really be a striking view of the whole city. Its rooftop is a place that can provide visuals of the city that you have never seen before.
7. Sants – Montjuïc
If you are thinking of what is this then let me tell you that it’s on eof the biggest art museum that the world has to offer. This museum demonstrates the Catalan art dating back to the 12th century.
This museum recently opened the modern art floor in 2014. It boasts about the diverse types of art, photography, video pieces, etc.
8. Les Corts
If you are visiting Barcelona then how come you miss the stomping ground of Lione Messi. Les Corts is the home ground of the Football team Barcelona. And has witnessed some of the historic matches that have been ever recorded.
If you are lucky enough you will be able to see a match, if not you are always welcome to visit the Barca museum. This where you will be able to see all the history of Barcelona.
9. Gothic Quarter
Gothic Quarter is a part of the old era along withy the Raval and Barceloneta. It is a place that gives ou vibes of the old medieval era. Walk through the old streets, sit under the old street lights and enjoy the scenic beauty of the old monuments.
If you really want to enjoy the old times, this is the place in Barcelona to do so.
10. Sant Pere
Sant Pere is a park that covers the ground of 17 hectors. It was once a military citadel, over more than 300 years ago. If you are looking for one of the oldest places to visit, Sant Pere is one of them. You can take a stroll and spent some peaceful time in this park.
There is even a huge lake that you can rent a boat and can row across the lake. If you become bore of the park, you can visit the Barcelona zoo as well.
Let’s make a to-do list
We all know how Barcelona is famous for the football team, Messi being one of the superstars of this team. Barcelona has hidden some of the world treasures that you need to explore.
With that being said, I have shared some of the places which I listed down in my to-do list. I hope you will also enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed on my first visit.