The second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalan, Barcelona is the perfect place to spend a dream vacation with family, friends, or your sweetheart.
And that is true for the very good reason that it is one of the country's most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities. With its many cafes, bars, and restaurants that never sleep as well as all the terraces and trendy boutiques you could want, Barcelona has the reputation of being Spain's trendiest and most exciting city. By opting for a trip to Barcelona, you are certain to have made the right choice! Here are some suggestions for activities to do during your stay in Barcelona.
Stroll the Rambla
If you go to Barcelona, don't miss the Rambla, the country's most popular avenue. Here you will find restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops everywhere, so it is the perfect place to sip coffee on a sunny terrace, shop, or party until the wee hours of the morning. This 1.2 kilometre boulevard descends to the sea and offers the added bonus of breathtaking views as you get closer the Mediterranean coast.
Arriving in Barcelona, don't forget to visit one of the finest monuments in the country: the Sagrada Familia Basilica, known for its spectacular architecture and its three grand facades. Declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the church is the most visited monument in the country.
The Picasso Museum
If you are a lover of museums, you will be in your element, as Barcelona is full of museums and art galleries where you can admire some of the most famous works in the world. Among the most legendary is the Picasso Museum, which includes the world's most extensive collection of the painter's work.
Besides the restaurants, cafes, shops, museums, and historical monuments, Barcelona will intoxicate you with its wondrous expanses of blue water. Indeed, the city of Barcelona offers no less than 4.5 kilometres of sandy beach, perfect for tourists looking to bathe in the sun in an Eden-like setting, practise kite surfing, windsurfing, enjoy a drink in the sun, and eat seafood at one of the restaurant terraces overlooking the sea.
One of the most famous and busiest beaches is Barceloneta, from which you can visit the Columbus Monument, dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus.