Are you ready to go to Barcelona, but do you still need some tips to finally pack your bag and catch the plane?
You are then in the right place…
In today’s post we will talk a little about this famous city and how to prepare for the trip.
How long to stay in Barcelona
The ideal time to stay in Barcelona is three to four days, but if you can spend six days in the city, you will be able to learn more about the city and observe everything calmly.
The city is one of the richest in museums, tours, parks and museums, so you need to be willing to walk and also enjoy the culture.
- La Ramblas: it is now the most famous street in Barcelona, which is why you need to know it. Here you will find a little of everything: jugglers, singers, statues, kiosks, cafes, among others.
- Plaza de Catalunya: Separating the path between the Old Town and the Eixample, there is Plaza de Catalya. With its sculptures and fountains, the square is part of Barcelona’s culture. Take the opportunity to visit some stores and hotels.
- La Boqueria Market: Huge and full of people, this is where the restaurants buy fresh products. Don’t miss the famous smoothie. Tents near the entrance tend to be more expensive. The further into the market you go, the smaller the number of people and the lower the price.
- Gothic Quarter: Take a trip to the largest inhabited medieval quarter in Europe. There are more than 500 listed buildings. The district has an anarchic urban fabric with narrow and irregular alleys. Centenary churches and several museums coexist with a bustling commerce interspersed with pedestrian-only streets.
- Sagrada Familia: Considered a masterpiece of modern Catalan architecture, it is a must for a good tourist to visit this place, as it is one of the most incredible spots in Europe
- Casa Batlló (House of Bones): is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an Art Nouveau style, the façade evokes images of dreams and fantasies, with shapes that resemble bones. The interior of the house is not less spectacular.
- Museu Picasso: There are more than 3,500 works by Picasso, most made in his youth, when he was still studying in Barcelona. Go enjoy.
- La Barceloneta: A palm tree-lined promenade with many interesting places to take a break and have lunch, it belonged to the working class in the 18th century and was built between Port Vell and the city’s first beaches.
- Port Olimpic Marina: It was built for the 1992 Olympics and its twin buildings served as the Olympic Village and is now used as a hotel and commercial building. During the European summer, the venue offers one of the city’s most vibrant nights, along with the bars of El Born.There are more than 85 establishments for sightseeing.
- Port Vell: created for the 1992 Olympics. It houses hundreds of boats, large or small, and contains an Aquarium. If you wish, you can take a dive in a cage to see the sharks up close, have you thought?
Where to eat
Taking advantage of the moment, we will show you some places you can visit in the city and enjoy the local cuisine:
- Can Cullerettes: It is dedicated to the typical food of Catalonia. It has a first and second course and also a dessert.
- Les Quinze Nits: Restaurant with a wider variety of food, but based on the cuisine of Catalonia.
- Mala Hierba: Decorating the local culture and gastronomy of Barcelona;
- Sponik Club: Very beautiful environment with music, in addition to a very well-designed menu.
- Fonda Espanya: Variety of wines and local dishes;
Regarding the necessary documents, you as a tourist will not need a visa to visit Barcelona, unless you are interested in spending more than 90 days in the city.
Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry into Spain and you must have a return ticket already to prove that you are just going on vacation.
It may happen that you are asked for economic vouchers, where it will be proven that you will be able to support yourself.
After this post I’m sure you’ll be able to travel to Barcelona and have a lot of fun.
But, if you have any questions about the topic, leave a message in the comments space so I can help you.