A Weekend in Barcelona: Best Things to Do

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a city well known for its architecture, vibrancy, art and culture. Barcelona has everything: beautiful beaches, a lively city, museums, churches, along with amazing places to eat and drink!


Check out the Gothic Quarter:

Here you will see the Cathedral of Barcelona, thinning streets, bars, restaurants and stores, it’s a shopping paradise.

Visit the Picasso Museum :

Check out the collection of art of the most famous Spanish artists of all time.

Opening hours:  from monday to saturday 9:00am-7:00pm

Gothic Cathedral
Gothic quarter
Gothic quarter

Eat Tapas and Drink Sangria:

There is no better place to try an authentic food, and drinks from their original cuisine.

Delicious Sangria!

Check out Mercado de La Boqueria:

If you love to eat, this is the right place for you. Located in the central area, it is Barcelona’s biggest market, and a great spot to stop for drinks and lunch.   Don’t miss the chance to eat seafood or a paella.

Opening hours: from monday to saturday 8:00am-8:30pm.

La Boqueria

Watch a Flamenco Show at Night:

One of the best places to watch a show is: Tablao Flamenco Cordobes


Visit the Basilica of Sagrada Familia:

The Basilica was designed by, the architect Antoni Gaudí.   They started building it in 1882 and are still not finished. Make sure to buy the  Sagrada Familia tickets online, well advance.

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

Relax on the Beach: 

Spend the rest of day on the beach, the sun is up until 9:30PM in the summer time. There is plenty of time to relax, soak up the sun, watch the sunset and eat delicious food, at the restaurants on the boardwalk and drink Sangria.

Barceloneta Beach


Barcelona is an unique and memorable travel destination.  Great experiences are ensured for everyone who wants to visit.

Currency: Euro

Official language: Spanish



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