IN A NUTSHELL
It’s easy to list Barcelona’s charms in simple terms: sun, sea, sand, and, of course, the whimsical architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But this does the Catalan capital a disservice. Over the centuries it has retained a unique identity, even as successive armies – the Visigoths, the Moors, the Franks, and Franco – have wreaked their havoc. You’ll find it in the fabrics piled high on the market stalls, and the sardana dances that fill the squares. Barcelona may now be a world city, but if you look beyond the tourist traps, you’ll find a plucky little Catalan port that never lost its soul.
Stunning city to explore by foot or a bicycle. The Metro is also very extensive and covers the entire city.
Gaudi, Gothic Architecture, Old Town, Beaches, Tapas, Soccer.
WHAT TO EAT
Catalan cuisine is one of the most healthiest diets with fantastic seafood and lot‘s of cozy tapas bars.
Dinner for 2 – 40€, Beer – 2.50 – 3€
WHEN TO GO
May – June & September – October.