What to do in Barcelona

Barcelona took us by surprise and stole our hearts. The artistic passion is incredible and not just in regards to typical art forms, but how they approach life. There is so much to see and do that you can easily spend weeks here without a single day of boredom. Though, if you only have a few days like we did, this list will help you decide what to do and where to stay in Barcelona.



As one of the most famous types of food to come out of Europe, tapas should be your first indulgence in Barcelona. With as many flavor options as there are, you’re sure to walk away with a new favorite food to dream about back home.

Another wonderful culinary experience is wandering the stalls of the La Boqueria market. The market is a great place to purchase local ingredients for your Spanish cooking endeavors or provide you with cured meats, cheeses, and olives to snack on.


And what would a visit to Barcelona be without wine, sangria, and cava? On their own or paired with food, each of the delicious drinks should be enjoyed as often as possible. The cava was especially impressive and I now prefer it to champagne.



Barcelona has much more to offer than just Sagrada Familia. Though Goudi is the most famous architect, many others really pushed the limits to compete with the amazingness. If your neck isn’t sore by the time you leave, then you missed out on some of the most beautiful and interesting buildings in the world.



When you’ve had your fill of city life, head to the beach and enjoy the warm sun and soothing sounds of the ocean. You can also enjoy some exercise with a dip in the water, joining a game of futball on the beach, or renting a longboard and cruising down the boardwalk.

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is the famous promenade that stretches across 1.3 km of the city, going from Plaça Catalunya to the port. The walkway is separated into sections, each with its own attractions. With access to gothic churches, monuments, museums, and even one of Europe’s largest aquariums, strolling down Las Ramblas is great way to experience the culture and history of Barcelona.

So whether you’re looking to experience relaxation, passion, art, culture, food, or history; Barcelona does it like no other city in the world.

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