Looking for a unique vacation spot? Barcelona is calling your name. A city that has entertainment galore, delicious food, and is right on the beach can only lead you to the perfect holiday. Not only is the city immersed with cultural heritage, but spending your days off in a Spanish fashion will definitely leave you with wonderful memories. If you’re already starting to feel tempted, here are 5 tips on visiting this wonderful city. Vamos!
Book in advance!
Barcelona is a favourite for those wanting a long weekend break somewhere new and exciting. If you only have a limited amount of time to try and see everything, it’s a really good idea to plan in advance and book your tickets before you even get on the plane. The most famous and perhaps most spectacular place to see in Barcelona is of course La Sagrada Familia church- Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece and one of the World’s top attractions according to tripadvisor. It is also the most visited attraction in Barcelona so be sure to plan ahead and book your Sagrada Familia tickets in advance so you can guarantee a visit to this magical location.
While you’re walking around the city, going from one sight to the next, rest assured that if you start feeling the familiar pangs of hunger, Barcelona knows the way to your heart and your stomach Tapas and sangria will have you wishing Spain was around the corner, but with the amount that you’ll be having, you’re going to have to be good for a while. Barcelona also boasts a great market called La Boqueria right off the main Ramblas road. The market is a colorful scene of every kind of delicious fruit, cut up and ready to eat right there on the spot. After all this eating, join the Spanish in their siesta moment; 2-3 hours after lunch dedicated exclusively to napping.
Dance the night away
Renowned around the world for their dancing, the Spanish definitely know how to move. A great night out, whether you’re with your family or partner, is going to a flamenco show. Have dinner while you enjoy the show, and admire the elegance with which the dancers move. Then, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try your own hand at flamenco, Barcelona offers you lots of different places to try it out. In any case, wear comfortable shoes!
One of the best aspects of visiting Barcelona is that you get the city, and the beach, at the same time! In fact, one of the best places to take a stroll (day or night) is by the Barceloneta beach strip. Easily reachable by metro, Barceloneta has a long winding strip of sand where you can lay back and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
Right off Barceloneta you’ll find the many clubs and bars open till the late hours of the night. Indeed, many are open all night long! Partying alongside the Spanish will be a night to remember. Whether you choose to spend it in of the famous beachside clubs, or at one of the many off bars in the city, you’ll definitely stay out till dawn.
So what are you waiting for?
With so many activities, cultural sights, and nightlife, Barcelona should be at the top of your bucket list. Pack your bags, book your flight and get going; Barcelona is waiting!
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