Barcelona is the perfect city break

March 24, 2013

It is to my absolute shame that I didn’t visit Barcelona for the first time until last year, where in addition to the excellent tapas and Prosecco Sangria (nom) I enjoyed wondering round and soaking up life in the Spanish city. It really is the most wonderful place – not as classically beautiful as say, Rome, although probably just as chaotic, but inspiring nontheless. And what I really enjoyed about it is the fact you’re so close to the beach, so it’s like the best of both worlds combined.

Here are my top tips for what to see and do in Barcelona:

1. See the Sagrada Familia. Because you can’t not, really. But it’s also worth checking out the Picasso Museum.

Gaudi2. Go to Parc Guell. Another of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces, with its beautiful mosaics.

3. Stroll along La Ramblas and the surrounding streets (good for No 5). It’s crowded and colourful and incredibly atmospheric.

W Barcelona4. Hit the beach. And the sea, because it gets SO hot so you’ll definitely need somewhere to cool off. I particularly liked the beach close to the W hotel, but there are seven to choose from.

5. Eat Tapas. The best places to do this, as I discovered, is just to wander up a backstreet and choose one of the restaurants in the many squares around La Ramblas. I can honestly I had the best prawns OF MY LIFE in Barcelona, even if they were very hot 🙂

And if you’re looking for Barcelona airport transfers to your hotel, it’s definitely worth checking out holidaytaxis.com – Barcelona can be a very confusing city, with A LOT of traffic, so it’s always good to travel with someone who knows the way.

 

 

 

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