As one of Europe's top destinations and Spain's largest cities, it's no surprise that every traveler's bucket list features this gorgeous city. If you can look past the overcrowdedness (and we're sure you can), the city has plenty to offer from an unparalleled nightlife experience to gothic architecture to mindblowing sights.
With the colder months right around the corner, heading out to a relatively warmer country might be just what you need! Here's what's waiting for you down in Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona Walking Tours
You can't visit Barcelona and not take a walking tour - it's just not done. If you're staying for a longer period in the city, we recommended familiarizing yourself with the lay on the land the first couple of days. This will make exploring the city must easier for you. You can find companies and even local guides that provide in-depth tours free of cost. This is perhaps the best way for you to understand the culture and history of Barcelona.
Additionally, walking down the famous La Rambla is an iconic tourist activity. La Rambla is a popular street with many sights, shops, and restaurants. Close to it, you'll also find the famous La Boqueria public market as well.
The Tibidabo Barcelona Amusement Park
If you're a thrill-seeker, this is the perfect activity for you. The Tibidabo Barcelona Amusement park promises excitement with tons of rides and games. And guess what? You can enjoy gorgeous coastline views after a fun-filled day from restaurants located at the top of a mountain. Considering it was built in 1899, the park's upkeep is just extra admirable.
Montserrat Mountain Range
The Montserrat mountain range makes the perfect day trip, especially if you're looking for a break from the vibrant urban atmosphere. Catch an hour-long train ride and head out to the mountains for about 24 EUR. Enjoy the day rock climbing, hiking, and you can even check out the Black Madonna shrine which dates back to the Middle Ages!
There is a ton to see and do in Barcelona. Other options include visiting art museums, sitting in on one of those soccer matches, learning to cook some mouthwatering Spanish food, catching an outdoor movie, or even heading down to Girona to explore the Jewish History Museum! One final tip we can give you is: when in Spain, live as the locals do. Explore the bustling nightlife, authentic food, and dazzling art the city has to offer.