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18 Tips for Barcelona

18 Tips for Barcelona

on Dec. 23, 2016 by

These are my carefully selected 18 travel tips & best places in Barcelona and includes gems like the Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, Barri Gothic and La Boqueria and tips for the vivid Barcelona nightlife.

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Too many boring travel guides are available these days for Barcelona and are all-the-same, that's why I dug deep into this city to bring you the best places and hidden spots not to be missed.

  • 1. Barri Gothic

    The old town of Barcelona with cute squares, unique shops and its many churches. (map)

  • 2. Olympic Park

    Known as Estadi Olimpic LLuis Companys and includes a gigantic park with great view of Barcelona.

  • 3. Seafood Paella

    Popular Spanish dish! Get it at the best tapas restaurant in town called Guell Tapas. (map)

  • 4. Artisa Barcelona

    Famous for its local gelato flavour: Crema Catalana which is a Spanish custard with caramel.

  • 5. Placa de Catalunya

    The main square in Barcelona where you can jump onto a hop-on-hop-off bus to explore the city. (map)

  • 6. Casa Batlló

    Gorgeous house designed by Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan architect. (map)

  • 7. La Sagrada Familia

    The most mesmerizing masterpiece in Barcelona which has been under construction for almost a century. (map)

  • 8. Park Guell

    A giant park north of Barcelona also designed by Antoni Gaudi but expect long waiting lines. (map)

  • 9. Camp Nou

    Soccer stadium of FC Barcelona, the best soccer team in the world. Go watch a soccer match!

  • 10. La Rambla

    Largest pedestrian street in Barcelona, slammed with tourists, street performances and pickpocketers. So stay alert! (map)

  • 11. Chök

    Best donut shop in Barcelona, try their delicious chocolate truffles!

  • 12. Mercado de la Boqueria

    Biggest public market in Catalonia with odd items like the Spanish cow brains.

  • 13. Eating Cow Brains

    Be adventurous and try this odd Spanish dish Sesos, Spanish Cow Brains but you may have to prepare it yourself. (map)

  • 14. Palau Guell

    Another masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi located on La Ramla street.

  • 15. Barceloneta

    Most popular beach in Spain and loved by tourists and seagulls.

  • 16. Bo de B

    Most affordable dishes with meats grilled to perfection. Try their chicken and beef platter! (map)

  • 17. Viana

    Unique dining experience next to Placa Reial with a friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. (map)

  • 18. Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

    Laid back roof top bar with a stunning view of the Barcelona harbor.

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Start off Barcelona at the famous Barcelonetta beach, one of the most popular beaches in Europe packed with tourists enjoying the blazing sun.

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For a more cultural experience visit the beautiful masterpieces by Antoni Gaudi like the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Palau Guell.

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The Barcelona evenings are vivid especially at Placa Reial where you can have amazing cocktails and dishes at the many restaurants.

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We chose Barcelona to celebrate our mother's birthday and took her to the best places in Barcelona. Make sure to watch my video at the top for a full run-down of all the places we visited.

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Make sure to visit Mercado de la Boqueria, the biggest public market in Catalonia where you will be able to find the most odd meats like sheep heads, testicles, cow tongues and cow brains.

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Another great dinner spot is Guell Tapas near La Rambla street where we feasted on a delicious seafood Paella and side dishes.

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A hidden secret is this amazing roof top pool on top of Gran Hotel Barcelona with a breathtaking view of the city.

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Camp Nou is the official stadium of FC Barcelona, the greatest soccer team on earth. I couldn't believe the amount of throphy's they won the past decades and is a place not to be missed.

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My other recommendations are the Olympic Park, Arista Barcelona, Bo de B and Viana for a unique dinner experience

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For late night drinks make sure to visit the laid back roof top patio of Hotel duquesa de Cardona near the Barcelona harbor. In conclusion, I highly recommend Barcelona for a few days during a Eurotrip although I wouldn't stay longer than 7 days but it is definitely a fun place to return to.

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