It’s been almost five years since I took a trip to Barcelona. And the Spanish town had me at hello, or shall I say, it took my all and I convincingly gave everything it wanted me to. I planned to take a flight to Barcelona in 2011 after I quit being a part of the rat race that the 9-to-5 job I was unwillingly a part of. I wanted to travel the world so I thought to give in to my long held desire to explore the world. I was fortunate that I chose the city of Barcelona to be destination for a fun-filled city break, which later turned into a holiday letting me treasure every moment I was expecting.
The city knows how to come to its life right before one’s eyes and no one has to find out why. I instantly fell in love with Barcelona: the laid-back lifestyle, history, culture, activities and so much more that this appealing city has in its store for travelers from all walks of life.
And every time I returned to this city after having booked cheap flight tickets to Barcelona I was at a loss for words for it took my breath away every time I touched down on the Spanish soil. This city loaded with Spanish appeal has every reason to be compared with metropolises including New York, Tokyo, or Paris - there’s everything you can possibly think of, what you need is the time to explore.
Being a tourist, we generally don’t have loads of days to discover the city at our own leisure but the question arises “What to do and see when the time is short?”
For those with their watches ticking fast, I’ve come up with a few useful ways to help you utilise your time in Barcelona the way you want to.
Dating back to pre-Roman times, Barcelona’s historic centre is a puzzle of small streets turning around on one other and opening into pleasing plazas and squares. Some of its highlights are:
La Boqueria - In the Barric Gotic lies La Boqueria the famous central food market. One of the best places to get your hands on some delicious lunch, it cannot go a miss.
Boasting some of the best food in Spain, what can be a better way to spend your morning learning about the food culture. Why not consider Context Travel’s food tour. It’ll take you around the city’s historic centre to let you taste the delicacies. You’ll be thanking your taste buds for making you appreciate such wonderful delicacies.
No tour to Barcelona will be complete without taking a trip to its renowned beaches. Once you’re done satisfying your taste buds, it’s time you do some beach hunting. Get some shut-eye on the beaches, work on your tan, and have a great time with the locals.
Is this the last day in the city? Just relax and enjoy all those pleasures Barcelona’s offered you. Of course you want a day in the city when you can loosen up a little. Make the most of the last day and do whatever is on your mind.