What to do in Barcelona
Here are EIGHT things to do while in Barcelona:
1) Visit the Sagrada Familia
When you go to the Sagrada Familia, which you should definitely do, book your tickets ahead of time, online. After ordering tickets online, we picked them up at a Servi Caixa, it’s a chain of ATM machines. The closest one to the Sagrada Familia was right by the McDonalds. Easy peasy and no lines.
We booked a tower tour as well and it was well worth it.
Fabulous views from the tower.
2) A cooking class
Do a cooking class! One of my favourite things to do when I travel, is a cooking class. Oh and while you’re there, ask your instructor for restaurant suggestions.
We did a cooking class with ‘Cook and Taste’ and really enjoyed it.
You get a meal out of it… and the wine’s included! The class also included a walking tour through the city’s biggest market – Boqueria.
3) Shop and eat your way through Boqueria Market
We went on our own as well as with the guide from Cook and Taste. It was fabulous to have someone explain how everything’s done there. Walking through on your own is fun (watch your wallet in here for sure) but it’s even better with a guide.
4) Explore Montjuïc
We went to Montjuïc hill, there’s lots to do and there’s great views of the city.
From what I’ve heard, Barcelona has great museums. As much as I’d like to pretend I’m cultured enough to enjoy museums, I usually don’t. We didn’t go to any in Barcelona. What we did do… wandered. And wandered some more. Seriously, my legs hurt so much after our week in Barcelona… just from walking and wandering.
6) Go for a picnic.
We went to the market, got food for a picnic then found a park and hung out. Sounds boring but it was great to sit and people watch.
7) Shop ’til you drop
Hopefully you like shopping… because the shopping is good!! The boutiques are pretty expensive but fun. Honestly, I just loved the typical stores – Zara, Blanco, Mango, etc.
8) Eat the donuts and drink the coffee
Like sweet things? Eat the donuts. Like coffee? Drink as much as is sanely possible. Seriously, I’m not kidding. Just do it, you’ll thank me. Actually, just eat all the food.