Barcelona is a modern and cosmopolitan city, with a special charm that will surely make you fall in love.
In the Catalan capital you can find everything you are looking for; beautiful beaches, mountain, culture, fun for all audiences, excellent cuisine… Barcelona has a lot to offer.
Today we bring you some tips so you can prepare your trip to Barcelona and make some decisions before your stay to save some money, time and, above all, help you get rid of some unforeseen events. Let’s go there!
How to get around in Barcelona
Moving around Barcelona is very simple since the public transport network in the Catalan capital is one of the best and most extensive in the Spanish territory.
Of course, at the airport, you can take a taxi quickly, an Uber or Cabify. However, if you want to save some money, you can take the train, the Aerobus or even the subway (the metro).
The Barcelona subway covers nearly every point of the city. And, besides, to make you save some money as we mentioned before, the tube is mainly one of the best options at peak hours.
Barcelona also has Tram, other means of transport, and several bus lines that can take you where the subway does not reach. There are even night buses for those who need to move during the wee hours of the morning.
When to travel to Barcelona
Barcelona is a city with a great climate all year long. Winters are usually not very cold, and summers are not very hot, except for a few specific days. So you can enjoy Barcelona at any time of the year. However, if you want to take advantage of the beach to the fullest, our recommendation is that you visit the city during the months of May to July.
Locals take time to enjoy indoors but also outdoors. You will always find people on the streets, squares and terraces taking a break or a snack, even in the less busy days.
What to visit during your trip to Barcelona
Barcelona is a city with many things to do and visit. If you don’t have much time, do not try to visit everything. Walking through Barcelona, you will see that there is an artwork in every corner of the city.
Take advantage of the trip and enjoy the most famous places such as the Sagrada Familia, the Park Güell or the beach of La Barceloneta. Surely you will have some time to walk through the Gothic quarter or visit the Cathedral.
There are many attractions out of the beaten track such as the Carmel bunkers, the Labyrinth of Horta, the Fabra Observatory or the Greek Theater if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Do not worry, it’s quite affordable and relatively cheap to travel to Barcelona, so we are sure you’ll be back soon to see everything.
Where to eat in Barcelona
As you can imagine, Barcelona offers incredible gastronomy. In this city, you can find any food, from Mediterranean cuisine to the most surprising mergers. In Barcelona you can taste dishes from anywhere in the world, but especially the country’s gastronomy; from “Masia” restaurants with the most traditional cuisine of Catalonia to delicious tapas of the Basque Country, an excellent Valencian paella or exquisite typical dishes of the south of the country.
If you have the opportunity, visit the Mercat de la Boqueria, a food market right next to Las Ramblas. You will find typical products from Catalonia and other more exotic ones, which you have the opportunity to taste in one of its restaurants. There are other food markets in the city, they all offer quality products and are open to tourism.
What is essential to take for your trip to Barcelona
When preparing your suitcase for your trip to Barcelona, you should think about the weather and seasonal changes that are in the city. For example, if it’s summer, you can not miss your swimsuit! But there are some things you can carry, at any time because you will surely need them:
- Cash: Of course you can pay by card, mobile or even your watch in many establishments, but some places or restaurants only accept cash, or you may have to make a minimum purchase.
- Documentation: You must always bring your ID card or passport with you. These documents may be required by the personnel of an establishment or by the authorities of the country.
- Your mobile or a good camera: In Barcelona, there are many places to take spectacular photos. Of course, mobiles can take good shots nowadays. But if you want a nice one, bring your camera. You won’t regret it.
- Sunglasses: Barcelona is a city with many sunny days during the year. Some days it rains, but usually, the sky is blue, and the sun shines radiantly.
Also, if you forget anything, you can always find what you need in the city. Barcelona is full of stores, so you do not have to worry about anything.