Whether you are looking for a city trip filled with food, architecture, art of afternoons on the beach, Barcelona is the place to be. Find some unique things to do in the big city and make it a one-of-a-kind trip!
Ciutat Vella is the historical center of Barcelona. Go here for sights and monuments, nightlife, El, the fishers area Barceloneta. For museums, nightlife, restaurants, shops, and parks, go to Eixample. From Sants-Montjuïc, you can get marvelous views over the city and its surroundings. This is also where you can find the longest shopping street of Spain, called Carretera de Sants. Even more than that, Barcelona has an artificial beach right next to the city center.
Barcelona is known for many things, one of them being architecture. Enthusiasts can endlessly stroll through the streets and admire the architectural styles. Lesser known buildings are cathedral Santa Eulalia, the city hall (Ayuntamiento de Barcelona), the Royal Shipyard, and El Liceu, the opera building at La Rambla.
Art lovers also will not have to be bored during their stay in Barcelona. Besides the architecture, there are also many museums to fill you with wonder. Filmoteca de Catalunya is a film museum with exhibitions changing daily. There are of course the Picasso and Miró museums as well as the Barcelona Museum for Contemporary Art and Art Museum of Catalunya.
If you want to go to dinner, visit the districts Eixample, Gràcia, Sant Gervasi, and El Born. These are home to many restaurants, varying from traditional local cuisine to exotic dishes from other parts of the world. Wander around to find the lesser known spots that you will love. Do not forget to try out local wines, such as Penedés, Priorat, and Alella. Another specialty is cava, a champagne-like bubble wine. Freixenet and Codorniu are the best known producers to keep in mind, too.