According to reviews from millions of tourists from all over the world, Barcelona is the perfect location for a vacation. But if you don’t feel like reading reviews, I can assure you (from personal experience), that you won’t get bored in this amazing city!
Starting with gorgeous architecture and ending with sunny beaches where both kids and parents can have fun, Barcelona is a city of all possibilities! Let me walk you through some of the most interesting attractions, so you’ll know why you should put Spain on your vacation list!
People living in Barcelona and its surroundings are called Catalans. Actually, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of Spain’s autonomous communities (there are 17 such communities all over the country). Catalonia is famous all over the world for its culture (different from anything else you can find in Spain), heritage, and strong people.
Catalans are open, honest, and friendly (especially towards tourists), but they can also be a bit shy. It takes a bit of effort to win them over, but once they let you in their heart, it’s forever! They love to laugh and there are lots of locations where to party with friends.
I’m sure you already know about Antoni Gaudi’s amazing masterpieces (like Sagrada Familia or Park Güell), but Barcelona has a lot more to offer!
There are other churches, impressive buildings (like the Hospital Sant Pau or Palau de la Musicais), museums, and parks to see, so don’t stop at the objectives everyone is visiting. Try to discover the lesser known gems in Barcelona and I can promise that you won’t be sorry! The city is filled to the brim with wonders!
If you don’t have the time to discover these wonders on your own, hire one of the local companies (like BarcelonaExclusivePrivateTours) to help you in your quest. The cool things that there are so many ways to discover Barcelona (on foot, on the bike, by bus, by car, and so on) that it will be difficult to choose just one!
If you’re a gourmand, you may be in danger of never wanting to leave! The Catalan cuisine is based on high-quality ingredients and simplicity. Of course, there are lots of flavors, spices, and tastes to try on, especially since they are more than well-prepared to greet tourists from all over the world, but I would recommend trying their unique dishes.
A word of advice though: Catalans have dinner really late (around 9 pm) so you shouldn’t worry about eating well at lunch!
Lots of Family-friendly Places
From restaurants and parks to beaches specially designed to accustom families with children, the Catalans are very kid-friendly. So, if your baby throws a tantrum in the middle of the sweets aisle at the local supermarket, you won’t get a stink eye from the locals.
But kids won’t have too much time to think about the things they don’t have as they’ll be busy running, climbing, enjoying the Catalan sun, and making new friends. However, you should know that the locals are pretty laid back and enjoy life at a slow pace. So, if you’re demanding speedy service, with Swiss-like precision, you may not be in the right place.
Overall, Barcelona is a city you should enjoy with the eyes and the heart. So put the rational mind on a break and feel the city with all your senses!