Barcelona! After a few days in the Spanish capital, we headed over to Catalunya to see what this popular seaside city has to offer. We ended up discovering an eclectic mix of funky architecture, distinct neighbourhoods, and stretches of golden beaches. It was vibrant, it was stylish, and it was addicting. Here's a look at what we got up to during our visit to this world class city.
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25 Things to do in Barcelona:
1: Barceloneta beach – La Barceloneta
2: Teleférico de Montjuïc – Montjuïc Cable Car
3: Castell de Montjuïc – Montjuïc Castle – Castillo de Montjuich
4: Parc Güell – Park Güell – El Parque Güell
5: Sagrada Família – La Sagrada Familia
6: Futbol Club Barcelona – FCB – Barcelona Football Club (Barça or Blaugrana)
7: Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria – Mercat de la Boqueria – Boqueria Market – La Boqueria
8: La Rambla – Rambla
10: Museu d'Història de Catalunya – Catalan Museum of History
11: Barri Gòtic – Gothic Quarter
12: Mercat Gotic – Gothic Market
13: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia – Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia – Barcelona Cathedral
14: Santa Maria del Pi – St. Mary of the Pine Tree
15: Arc de Triomf – Arch of Triumph
16: Casa Batlló – Gaudi's Casa dels ossos (House of Bones)
17: Casa Milà – La Pedrera – (Antoni Gaudí's 'The Quarry')
18: Casa de les Punxes – Llibreria les Punxes
19: Jardines de Laribal – Laribal Gardens
20: Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani (Joan Miró Foundation)
21: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya – National Art Museum of Catalonia – MNAC
22: Font màgica de Montjuïc – Magic Fountain of Montjuïc – Fuente mágica de Montjuic
23: Bicing – bicycle sharing system in Barcelona
24: Museo de Cera – Barcelona Wax Museum
25: Palau de la Música Catalana – Palace of Catalan Music
As always with our travel guides we seek to find the best places for discovering art, entertainment and architecture. In Barcelona you'll find numerous museums with many of them dedicated to the unique Catalunya culture.
25 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain | Top Attractions Travel Guide Video Transcript:
This week we are exploring another Spanish city. We are in Barcelona and this video is going to highlight 25 things to do here.
It is kind of hard to believe our time in Barcelona has expired. So final thoughts.
Well, it was a really fun city to visit. Great architecture, really nice beaches. It is very lively especially at night. The only downfall is that we were here in the middle of summer so it was super hot and super crowded and sometimes that made it a little bit difficult to enjoy. Especially at midday or in the mid-afternoon. So keep that in mind. Maybe consider visiting in the springtime, fall, winter.
Well, so what did you think of the city?
It is definitely a fun city. We had a lot of fun going to the beaches. One thing that is really different about this city compared to some other European cities though is that it is really spread out. In order for us to visit all of these different attractions we had to chunk them together into groups to visit them day by day. Overall, it was a decent city. It didn't quite click with me the same way that Madrid did. But that is just personal preference I suppose.
And that is a wrap for Barcelona! Our 5 days in the city flew by, and while this guide didn't cover everything, we hope we were able to give you a feel of what this fun seaside city has to offer. As always, if you have any suggestions of things to do around town, feel free to add them in the comments below. And if you want to catch our latest travel videos, don't forget to hit subscribe!
This is part of our Travel in Spain series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Spanish culture, Spanish arts, Spanish foods, Spanish religion, Spanish cuisine and Spanish people.
This is part of our Travel in Catalonia series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Catalan culture, Catalan arts, Catalan foods, Catalan religion, Catalan cuisine and Catalan people.
All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).
Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network