Since this weekend I am going to Barcelona to see The Cure (my favorite band!!!) I found myself today looking for things to see in this great city. I was there only once many years ago and I remember I loved it even though I didn’t have time to see everything I wanted to see.
So I am preparing a list of the things I must see, but with not many things as I honestly don’t like to pack my trips with a thousand visits. I prefer to stroll and take in the general atmosphere of the city.
So the way I organize myself for this is the following:
- List the places I don’t want to miss!! Area and transport close by and when they close. Before you travel.
- List 5 places to eat, checking TripAdvisor for example. I usually wait until I arrive to check places based on location.
- List 3 funky different places to see, including rooftops. Yep, I am a rooftop fanatic.
- Check in Google maps 3 supermarkets that are close to where I stay.
Once you do that you are good to go! And you will enjoy your stay without being so lost.
Places I don’t want to miss:
It is really cool to see the buildings nd the structures by Gaudi. We have one building by him in Madrid and it is really cool as it looks like it is melting! My idea is to see La Pedrera, Casa Vicens, and Casa Batlló.
Great thing to do since his stuff is so cool! They have a whole museum for him so it is worth checking it out. Careful! It closes on Mondays!
So famous!! I have seen so many movies where this park was featured in! Vicky Cristina Barcelona was one of these movies and it seems like a really nice place to wander and to enjoy the views. Last time I was in Barcelona I didn’t have the time to go as it is a bit far from the city center but with proper planning, it should be fine. Sagrada Familia
This is another visit that I missed simply because I didn’t stay enough time in Barcelona, but I guess it is ok since this cathedral is almost finished now and it was not finished at all when I went there last time.
Cool area with really nice gothic architecture and really different bars and restaurants. Worth to chek out!
Food and places to eat:
I will write more about this on the second part of this post. As Spanish, I have a sort of Tourist trap detector that I can’t really put in action until I get to the place so I will come with advice on this one on my next post!For the moment I know that there are great places to eat in these areas
I plan to go to as many markets I can but I heard this one is a must go.
You can’t go wrong with this one! Full of restaurants and nice places. Careful with pick-pockets, though.
Always good to make time for those as it is great to experience different things out of the typical sights. Last time I was in Barcelona I went to El Bosc de les Fades in Passatge Banca 5, Barcelona, España (Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)) and you feel like you are in the Lord of the Rings. It is a themed place and it is truly fantastic!
JAZZ: I am also curious about the Harlem Jazz Club in Barcelona as my other half and I love this kind of music so we may go to this club at some point.
Watch the sunset at Terraza 83.3 Passeig de Gracia, 84 | Hotel Royal Passeig de Gracia, Eixample.
Thanks for reading and I will be back with the second part of this post letting you all know what I have seen! Have a great day!