Beginner’s Guide to Barcelona

Best views:

Blossoming Peach Tree at Montjuic in Spring Day
Blossoming peach tree at Montjuic hill in spring day. Barcelona, Catalonia.
  • Tibidabo: a bit of a trek but worth the journey. On your way up you’ll pass through one of Barcelona’s wealthiest neighborhoods before feasting your eyes on one of the most comprehensive views of Barcelona.
  • Eclipse Bar at the W Hotel: one of the swankiest of spots to take in Barcelona, grab a (pricy) drink and take in the view. Try not to over indulge yourself at this luxurious and modern space, your wallet will thank you.
  • Montjuic Park is one of the largest parks in Spain and renders one of the best views of the city. It’s a little tricky to get to, but worth it.

Tips for enjoying the city:

Barcelona Beach at Sunset
Barcelona Beach at Sunset
  • Barcelona is best seen on foot so get your comfy (but cute) shoes on and get to walking!
  • Avoid Las Ramblas, the most famous street in Barcelona, full of over-priced souvenirs, sub-par restaurants, and WAY too many people. #notworthit
  • Eat like the locals eat. Bar hop and enjoy some tasty tapas before setting out for your actual dinner around 10pm. Although this is a little later than I’d usually like to eat dinner, this is a great way to enjoy the vibrance of the city

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