Let’s move to Barcelona!
I just returned from Barcelona and I completely fell in love with the city! The sparkling wine flows mid-afternoon, people eat one tapa after the next, and everyone seems to have a dog….I fit in perfectly! Now that I’m back, I’ve rounded up all of my favourites into the perfect Barcelona itinerary to help you plan your first-time visit to this incredible city.
On my first visit to Barcelona I never actually made it inside La Sagrada Familia and I regretted it ever since. I made it a priority on my second visit to Barcelona and I am so glad I did! If you are under the impression that all cathedrals look the same, get ready to have your mind blown. I would recommend booking your tickets in advance so you don’t have to cue for hours or miss out altogether!
If anyone is responsible for shaping the aesthetic of Barcelona, it’s Spain’s most revered architect, Antoni Gaudi. From the wondrous La Sagrada Familia, a cathedral that has been under construction since 1882, to Park Guell’s gingerbread-like buildings, every Gaudi piece looks like it was conceptualized for a fairytale. Make sure you take time to explore the all the must-see Gaudi sites during your visit!
Barcelona is a fairly straight-forward city to navigate so getting around is pretty easy. In my opinion, walking is always the best way to get from place to place as it allows you to see the most. The city is also very bike-friendly and has a great public transport network of metros and buses. If you are going to use public transport during your visit, your best option is to pre-purchase a transport pass for the duration of your time in the city.
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Wherever you go, go with all your heart.