6 Things to do in Barcelona

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Headed to Barcelona? Make sure to include these six things on your itinerary!

Wander the Streets of the Gothic Quarter

If there’s ever been a time to lose your map, an afternoon exploring the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is it. Turn into narrow alleyways, relax in random plazas, and drink in the surroundings.

Get your Gaudi Fix

Barcelona is rife with Antoni Gaudi’s famous whimsical architecture. From Park Güell to La Sagrada Familia and everything in between, devote an entire day to appreciating Gaudi’s work.

Walk Through Ancient Roman Ruins

Visit the Barcelona City History Museum in the Gothic Quarter for a look at the Barcelona of Ancient Roman times. You can even walk through the extensive maze of ruins that the museum was built on top of.

Gorge Yourself on Tapas

If you don’t have tapas during your time in Barcelona, you are seriously missing out. Dedicate an evening to tapas hopping and try to taste as many different dishes as you can!

See Picasso’s Artistic Progression

Visit the Picasso Museum in the neighborhood of El Born to see a whole range of the artist’s work, from technically perfect early sketches to crazy trippy paintings of pigeons.

People Watch Along La Rambla

 

Barcelona’s famous street is the perfect place to take a rest from a big day of adventuring. Stop and smell the flowers and take some time to watch the tourists and locals alike walk by.

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