Barcelona is a city full of life and the best time to enjoy it more is in summer (from May to September) because you can do a lot more in the street when the weather is mice you will take advantage of Barcelona’s beautiful beaches. However, in winter it’s also has its grace, especially in December and January when the streets are full of lights and Christmas atmosphere. The mountains of the Pyrenees are a little more than two hours away, it is worth going as much in winter (to ski) as in summer.
What to do in Barcelona? You will not run out of ideas. That is for sure, take a look.
The “Plaça Catalunya” and “Les Rambles.”
You cannot say that you have been in Barcelona if you have not walked the mythical street of Las Ramblas. This street begins in Plaça Catalunya, the most important of the city, and goes down to the monument of Columbus, near the sea. On both sides of the street is the old quarter of Barcelona, Ciutat Vella.
One of the favorite places are in the Ramblas is human statues, artists who in extremely elaborate disguises entertain walkers every day. You will also find flower shops, kiosks, bars (a little expensive), restaurants, and many pickpockets! No one will steal you aggressively, but tourist wallets disappear daily. We recommend you stop at the bar Vienna (at the beginning of the street from Plaza Catalunya) and try the serrano ham sandwich.
The Camp Nou
Whether you are a Barcelon F.C. fan or not, it’s a must to visit the Camp Nou, one of the largest stadiums in the world (capacity of 100,000 people) and the home of one of the best teams in the world. Plus you might be lucky and meet Messi if not the best but one of the great players in the history of football.
The Tibidabo mountain is behind the city separating it from the rest of the province. This mountain of 516 meters has at its top a small amusement park and a church from which you will have the best views of the city. It is worth going up on a sunny day!
Other sights worth visiting are Park Güell, Gothic Quarter, and Casa Milà.
Barcelona has nine beaches. They are very accessible and can be reached either by walking or on the subway. They all have services and are usually clean. The most famous are perhaps the one that is next to the two small skyscrapers of Barcelona, the Platja of Barceloneta. And you can eat a paella in there too!
Where to stay at?
The vast majority of travelers usually prefer to stay in the center of Barcelona, a region that corresponds to the neighborhood of the Ciutat Vella (the old city in Catalan), or the Eixample, the area that developed in the nineteenth century. Therefore, you must take into account that the center of Barcelona is composed of areas very different from each other. For example, in the Ciutat Vella, there are different areas such as Plaça Catalunya (the center, center of Barcelona), the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, the Raval, the Borne or Barceloneta. You can find a selection of hotels located in the center of Barcelona that covers a lot of attractions in the city.