Destination: Barcelona, Spain

travelling spainGlobetrotter: Pia Cabrera

What the city is known for?

Barcelona is known for its museums, architectural wonders and for having a good time.

Where to stay?

I suggest getting a hotel along the street of Las Ramblas.  It’s very famous and its probably the busiest street in Barcelona. There are more than 10 hotels there. You can choose one depending on your preference. The cost is about 100 Euros per night – but it’s worth it.famous church barcelona

Must see:

Every time I go someplace, I always want to experience the culture and the arts. So number one on my list of places to see in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia (temple) by Antonio Gaudi followed by the Picasso Museum.

There are a lot of museums to choose from. There is also L’Aquarium de Barcelona if you are bringing kids with you and lastly, the Magic Fountain of Montjiuc.

Must do:

For partying all night, it wouldn’t be hard to find a place to have fun! Spanish people really know how to party! I went to Buddha Bar and some other clubs. Also, you will find some good bars and places to eat in Las Ramblas.

Go to concerts – there are live music shows everyday in different places around the city.

Do it like the natives:

I didn’t experience this but my good friend Itxaso told me that there is a nude parade once a year in Barcelona!

barcelona tapasBest kept secret?

Locals eat the best tapas at the old part of Barcelona.

How to dress?

Comfortable but chic!

How much money?

Hmmm depends really… Maybe 500 Euros + (excluding lodging)

What to bring?

Your video cam, camera, swim wear

What to avoid?

Don’t leave your things alone. Be careful with your wallets!

Other remarks:

It’s best to go in May for the Primavera Sound Festival that lasts for four days. And it’s always best to travel with your friends. It’s nice if you know locals – they can take you to the nicest places and secret nooks of the city. And if you know how to speak their language it will come handy. Not everybody can speak English!