There is no place on earth like the city of Barcelona, Spain. From beaches, to architecture, to a night life that can’t be beat, Barcelona is truly a spectacular place to experience. I’m a little bias because when I visited Barcelona, I felt like I was at home in a place that was 5000 miles away. I don’t think I’ll ever want to stop exploring the streets of the city. If you’re heading there yourself, check out some of my ideas for, The Barcelona Bucket List.
Located in the sprawling Catalonia region, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. What drew me in the most was the beauty of the city and its surroundings. From mountains to the Mediterranean Sea, the city really does have it all. Did you know that Barcelona is the 10th most visited city in the world? And for a reason. Check out the top 10 things to add to your:
Barcelona Bucket List
1. Visit Park Güell
Like stepping into Dr. Seuss’s imagination, the parks filled with an array of mosaic tiles that seamlessly flow throughout the area. Gaudi’s work is like nothing else on earth, imagined to replicate the magic of nature in the art everywhere you turn. PS, if you’re an America’s Next Top Model fan, you’ll recognize the caves from the season finale runway show.
2. Go to a Flamenco Dancing Show
Some of the often shrouded culture of the city is the gypsy history. However through the expression in flamenco dancing you’ll feel not only the pain and struggle of the people, but the perseverance and survival. If nothing else it is gorgeous to see the men and women move their feet faster than lightning, and hear the classic instruments being played perfectly.
3. Oogle the street performers on Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is possibly one of the most famous streets in Spain. What makes it so renowned, isn’t just the historical buildings or the fact that it is said to stretch from the mountains to the ocean, but it is now known for some of the world most mind-boggling street performers. Seriously I ask you to tell me how a man can float in the air using just a long walking stick as support!
4. Cheer for Barcelona in a La LIGA Game (soccer)
Again I may be a little biased because let’s be honest, FC Barcelona are the greatest team in the world. However if you aren’t a Barce fan, or god-forbid you don’t even like soccer, I still think you should check out a match. The atmosphere alone is worth it.
5. Spot Guadi’s Architechture
Here’s an easy item to check off your Barcelona Bucket List, spot one of Guadi’s architecture in the city. If you’re anything like me you’ll wonder how a man could conceive the flow of these buildings, and create something with function and such beauty.
6. Have a Sangria on the Beaches of Barcelonetta
Sangria is the quintessential Spanish beverage. It is a mix of red wine, fresh fruit and sugar, and I don’t like to brag, but I’ve tasted quite a few in my travels through Spain. And there’s nothing quite like sitting at a small cafe at the beaches of Barcelonetta sipping a cold glass of Sangria.
7. Marvel at the Sagrada Familia
This is one of the most unique, spectacular churches in the world. It’s been in construction since the 19th century! Words don’t do it justice, so just do me a favour and go see it for yourselves? Thanks!
There are so many more breath taking sites to see and quintessential Spanish activities to do, that I found it hard to narrow the Barcelona Bucket List down to just 7 items! I’d love to hear some of your favourite things you’ve done in the city, just leave us a comment below!