- By kevin
- On Apr 3, 2018
- Travel Tips
Barcelona, is a city so special that you can book tickets to the Camp Nou if sports are your obsession. If art is your passion, the world's biggest collection of Picasso paintings is on your doorstep. Easily accessible from US cities and ready to welcome everyone, Barcelona is a destination that is tough to beat. Take a Barcelona bus tour, and with our tips about all you need to know before you go to visit the city.
What to do in Barcelona?
Sagrada Família: The Pride of Barcelona
This city is teeming with products of Gaudi's imagination, and the Sagrada Familia is the crowning glory of his modernist architecture. The detail is staggering and the scale immense - after over a century of construction, the masterpiece still isn't finished. Still, the spectacular spires are admired from all around the city, and the epic stained glass windows dazzle every day. It is unforgettable and unique.
La Rambla: Rambling and Ambling Along
The ultimate pedestrian thoroughfare in Barcelona is La Rambla, running from Plaça Catalunya, at the edge of the Old Town, down to the water. Both left and right, tourists will find artists, street performers, cafés, market stands, and the colorful life of the city. Make sure to stop off at the Mercado de la Boqueria for local treats, from seafood to candy. The Mirador de Colom at the other end of the avenue offers city views, where you'll see that it's not so far to the Barceloneta beach either!
Parc Güell : Imagination Realized
To the north of Barcelona, Gaudi released an explosion of color and creativity onto a hillside overlooking the city. The essence of Park Güell is in its compilation of mosaics and sculpture. Entire plazas, benches and staircases make their way through the landscape, covered in translucent tiles from tip to toe, each element more staggering than the next. As you explore the endless nooks and crannies and discover the surprises around every corner, reality begins to blend with art.