I can sum my travel tip for this week up in two words: Visit Barcelona! Barcelona has something for everyone. Whether you prefer the beach or the city, history museums, or modern shopping, you can find it, and, of course, you can also always find delicious food!
Inside La Sagrada Familia
Visiting La Sagrada Familia is a given if you visit Barcelona. It is easily the most famous landmark in the city, and definitely worth the cost of admission. When you visit, one of you ticket options will include a trip to the top of the one of the towers. There are two towers. You take an elevator up to the top regardless of which one you choose, however for one you have the option to take the elevator back down, and for the other you must walk down a steep spiral staircase. Sarah and I chose to pick the one where you walk down the stairs. It was definitely a steep staircase. I don’t like heights so the walk down was a little interesting, but the visit to the top is definitely worth it!
If you are looking for the beach, head down to Barceloneta. You can take the metro straight there, or it’s about a 20 minute walk from the end of La Rambla. Since Sarah and I visited Barcelona in December, we didn’t make it to the beach. We did make it down to Port Vell one night, completely by accident. That turned into one of our favorite travel memories. We decided to have a little dance party on the bridge and take stupid pictures. It was great. We even got to see another “surprise road” of Barcelona. A car drove down the sidewalk/road – I swear it was not meant to be driven on! – and we were convinced he was about to drive into the water.
If you want high-end, modern shopping, head over to Passeig de Gracia. This street is Barcelona’s equivalent of New York’s 5th Avenue, or LA’s Rodeo Drive. You will also find Casa Batlo and La Pedrera on Passieg de Gracia, so you can get some museums in in between shops!
There is so much to do in Barcelona, and you should definitely customize your trip to suit your tastes. My Barcelona “Must-See” list is below!
Barcelona Must Sees:
La Rambla at Christmas
- La Sagrada Familia
- Casa Batlo
- La Pedrera
- Port Vell
- La Rambla
- Santa Maria Del Mar
- La Boqueria
- Parc Guell
- The Chocolate Museum
- Parc de la Ciutadella
There are also a ton of other great cities to visit in Spain. Next on my list are:
What are your must-see’s in Barcelona? Are there any other Spanish cities I should add to my list?