WHAT TO DO
Stroll along the following famous streets:
- Ramblas, a gorgeous tree-lined pedestrian walkway, the busiest and most lively street of the city. Mostly occupied by tourists, expect to pay higher prices for food and drink. Avoid the groups of people supposedly betting on a game played on a cardboard table, they are thieves. Head off into some of the side streets for a cheaper, more local, and authentic experience of Barcelona.
- Catalunya Sq. Connecting all the major streets in the city, the Placa is known for its fountains and statues, and the central location to everything in the city.
- └ngel's Portal. Large pedestrian walkway with many new and stylish shops to browse in.
More things to do?
- Cruise miles of beachfront boardwalk starting from Barceloneta or get a tan on the beach.
- Sit on a wooden bridge to Maremagnum and cool your toes at the waters edge: with a book, sandwich or just for a short rest.
- Wander the Barri Gotic, the largely intact medieval center of the city.
- Enjoy your Sangria at La Placa Reial, near the La Rambla Street. Great place to sit,relax and drink.
- Shake to the beat and dance the night away at one of Barcelona's 200 or so nightspots.
- Walk in Born, a very popular area with great restaurants and places to have a few drinks. If your accommodation is on Rambla, Born is a great place to escape the crowds, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and meet off-the-beaten track travellers and non-tourist-industry locals--especially in the evenings.
- Stroll across the sand on the beach every Sunday night throughout the summer for live music, drinks and swimming.
- Check out GrÓcia: a neighbourhood just off Park Guell, full of local culture, few tourists, and tons of places for relaxing and eating.
- Visit a Flamenco Show in a real tablao. Tablao de Carmen which is situated in Poble Espanyol offers a spectacular flamenco evening. The entrance fee (Ç31) includes the 1.5-2 hour show, drink and free of charge entrance in Poble Espanyol. A cheaper alternative is the flamenco night in jazzclub Jazz Si in the Raval neighbourhood.
- Ride the Cable Way to get from the sea front to Montju´c mountain. Ç7.50 for one-way ticket. Rides on the Montjuic cable are not included in transit tickets like the Barcelona Card.
- Check out Montju´c and its green surroundings, where you can also admire the German minimalist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1929 Pavilion or the interesting Caixa Forum building (right in front of the Pavilion).
- Sit and sip on a coffee in Plaša dels └ngels, while admiring the whiteness of the MACBA and the best street skate tricks in town.
- Catch a performance at the beautiful Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Musica Catalana.
- Rent a bike or join a Biketour and get to see the highlights of the city in a different way. Ride from the magic beaches of the Mediterranean, to GaudÝ's modernist buildings through the medieval atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter.More info: Biking in Barcelona.