Barcelona in Spain is a beautiful city on the water. Located in the northeast of Spain. If you have just a day in Barcelona here are some great ideas.
It is a vibrant city full of life and if you would like to see a lot in this Spanish city either book a tour or go on a hop on hop off bus, this way you will make the most of your day.
But if you would like a leisurely day, Barcelona is perfect to take a stroll along the marina or Las Ramblas and stop to eat some delicious tapas dishes and have a glass of wine.
Here are the top 10 things to do in Barcelona:
- Walk up the Las Ramblas – This Is a must in Barcelona. It is a wide long street which is alive and colourful with flower stalls, cafés, restaurants, bars and lots of shops. Just be careful of pickpockets like in any big city.
- Hop on hop off bus – A great way to see the city. Take some photos and get off if you wish or stay onboard and enjoy the views.
- Eat tapas – You have to try some of the tapas dishes. They are small dishes which you order a few of so you can try and enjoy the local cuisine. There are dishes such as garlic prawns, octopus, potatoes, meat, vegetables, etc.
- La Sagrada Familia – The Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s most icon church. It is regarded as architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece and has been under construction since 1882. It features breath-taking spires and awe-inspiring stained glass windows.
- La Pedrera Known locally as Casa Mila. It is Gaudi’s most accomplished, finished work and features an ornate façade with undulating walls and iron art nouveau balconies.
- Park Guell designed by Gaudi – Park Guell Designed by Antoni Gaudi (Catalonia’s master architect), this glorious park features many works of wonder, including a serpentine-shaped bench, stunning views of the city and a mosaic dragon at the park’s entrance.
- Picasso Museum – The Picasso Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. One of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, it consists of five adjoining medieval palaces.
- Barri Gothic – The Barri Gothic features labyrinthine streets and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Some buildings date back to medieval times and the remains of a Roman wall are visible.
- Montjuic / Olympic Stadium – This stadium hosted the opening ceremonies for the 1992 Olympic Games.
- Montserrat Benedictine Monastery Complex – This wonderful monastery, considered Catalonia’s most important religious retreat, is hidden high in the craggy Montserrat Mountains. The world’s oldest publishing house, established in 1499, is also located here.
Enjoy Barcelona! Till next Time!