Sense Should Be Common
1. Go to Barcelona in the summer. It is high season, and can get very hot, however, you get the most out of the seafood, street festivals, and activities. It is definitely a summer city. It is also the ultimate beach city!
2. Eat Seafood! As you can see my picture above is focused on this very request. I’m a seafood junkie because I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay peninsula where the main high school’s mascot was a crab! However, that also makes me very discerning- I’ve never had a better fresh seafood meal than the one above! If you can eat at one of the Port Vell restaurants.
3. Go to the Beach! Seriously it was voted the number one beach spot in the world by National Geographic.I see why. It’s almost a mile long and absolutely gorgeous. The water is spectacular, and it’s a very relaxing atmosphere during the day.
4. Walk the Las Rambla! This is a central tree-lined street in Barcelona that is very popular! It it stretches for 1.2 kilometers between Barri Gòtic and El Raval. It also connecs Plaça de Catalunya (City center-where the old and new city meet) in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell.
5. While on the Rambla you must stop at the La Boqueria (Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria). It is a large public market that dates back to the 13th century. It will change your perception of grocery shopping forever! I have never seen food with such vibrant colors in my life.
6. Go on a Gaudi Tour. His modern Architecture masterpiece the Church of the Sacred Family (Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia) is a world wonder in its own right. His carvings of Bible stories on the exterior walls are exquisite! Trip Advisor reccomends some top-rated tours that are fantastic.