When one thinks of Barcelona, fireworks and operas always come to mind. In recent years, the image ofplessness has become a more common scene. However, when visiting the city one should not be put off by this! In fact, you should take time to see the naughtiest sights in Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia: One of the best things to do in Barcelona is to take a sightseeing trip through the Sagrada Familia parish. The church is one of the most visited sights in town, as well as the town itself. The old parish church is open for visitors, Sunday to Saturday, and is worth a visit even on weekdays when it fills up fast. A short walk from the church is the camp now, a converted stable where, every Wednesday, groups of preschoolers learn how to farm; a wonderful experience for any parent! Other sights include the Parc Guell (its grounds are also open to the public), and the Gothic quarter.
Camp Nou Stadium: If you are looking for the best things to do in Barcelona to combine with a fun-filled nightlife, then look no further than the Camp Nou stadium. Barcelona’s most popular football club, FC Barcelona, plays many games at this ground. The stadium, which was built in 1973, was originally intended as a home for the national team; and later, for the club’s players. The stadium features an artificial turf and is considered one of the best in the world. It holds around 125 thousand fans, making it the biggest sports arena in Spain.
Gaudi Square: If you are looking for something to do in Barcelona that is not just a stroll down the street, then look no further than Gaudi’s Square. This is located in the mid-section of the city, right beside the train station. The square is also home to numerous art galleries and museums, as well as the Sagrada Familia (St. Paul’s Cathedral). You will find some very beautiful buildings here such as the famous Sagrada Familia, and the Gothic cathedral of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. You will also find the traditional meeting place of the Gaudians, and the Gaudi Square market, where you can buy fresh vegetables and fish.
Casa Batll: If you’re looking for something different when traveling to and from the airport in Barcelona, look no further than Casa Batll. This small shopping center is usually situated a few steps from the airport and has many unique shops and restaurants to choose from. There is a small line outside of the Casa Batll shop that is open everyday (Fridays and Saturdays only), where you can purchase your ticket on the spot. Outside of the shopping center, you will find the Sagrada Familia, which is closed to the general public.
Barcelona – La Boqueria: If you are looking for a delicious authentic tasting meal, then head to the Barcelona’s hip downtown area of La Boqueria. This area is known for providing locals with fresh seafood products, and many tourists love to head to this place for a late night bite. There are many great seafood restaurants in this area, so plan on spending a good amount of time walking the streets sampling some of the best options. If you are looking for a place to grab some lunch, you can also stop by at one of the many street cafes in Barcelona. Many tourists also head to La Boqueria for the amazing selection of tapas dishes they have to offer.…