Barcelona. The capital and largest city of Catalonia and one that worships Lionel Messi. When visiting this city in the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain is filled with delights at every corner – festivals, art, culture, architecture and a while lot more.
So, when you’re in town, what are the best ways to experience Barcelona?
Go see a football match
When you’re in the city during football season, make sure to watch a match at the Camp Nou – home of FC Barcelona and the aforementioned Messi. Where else can you see the most gifted football player in the planet than at Barcelona?
And Messi is not the only attraction you’ll see. Barcelona’s South American attacking options Neymar and Luis Suarez are also on full display. An even better option is to be in town during a Clasico where Barcelona play bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Explore the city on foot
Although a big city, Barcelona is quite comfortable to discover by foot. Here, you’ll find some interesting structures like the Montjuic Castle and a couple of parks such as Parc de la Ciutadela and Parc de Joan Miro.
If you want an off-the-beaten-path adventure, head to the San Andreu district for some wonderful panoramic views.
Visit the top architectural delights
The modern architecture of the city is part of what draws tourists to town. In particular, the works of artist Antoni Gaudi are must-sees and include the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and La Pedrera. Other Gaudi structures worth your time include Palau Guell, Casa Batllo and Casa Vicens.
Savor the food
Eat some pintxos (Basque tapas), empanadillas, tapas and so much more. Spain is a culinary haven and tasting the local cuisine in Barcelona is a definite must. Of course, finish off your meal with some good vermouth. There’s no better way to enjoy a new city that by seeing her sites, appreciating her history, experiencing her culture and tasting her food. So, when you’re in Barcelona, don’t forget to eat, drink, appreciate and be merry!