Wondering, what could be the most intriguing activities and unique experiences to spice up your Barcelona trip?
In a city as mysterious and magical as Barcelona, there is a wide range of amazing things to savour that goes beyond the ordinary.
From the world-famous tapas, iconic architecture and interesting museums to colourful street art, vibrant nightlife, and football, the Catalan capital have got them all. There are numerous unique experiences in Barcelona to savour.
The cosmopolitan capital of the Catalonia region of Spain, Barcelona, located on the north-eastern coast, is well-known for its awe-striking arts and architecture.
The beautiful city has so much to offer that one may run a risk of missing out on some great stuff – a seductive labyrinth of cobblestone streets, charming seaside, mouth-watering food, and Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces. Also, the irresistible beaches! The list just goes on and on.
Go ahead and read on to start ticking off the most unique experiences that you wish to do when in this Mediterranean city.
Barcelona is not just all about La Sagrada Familia and La Ramblas. No matter how many times you have been to this beautiful city, you will never run short of things to see and do. Let’s take a quick tour of this particular guide and if you think you have already seen or done them in some other place, we bet they can’t even compare for sure.
While you can actually pamper your taste buds with local tapas, you really don’t dance flamenco. This is best left to the highly-trained professionals. Flamenco in Barcelona is a huge hit with plenty of places having the best shows by some of the renowned dancers and musicians in the country.
If you were told that sangria or paella is the local food of Barcelona, cool! Because more than 90 percent of first-time visitors develop this idea as they are well-trapped. As a smart and informed traveler, you have got to indulge in tapas. The city has the best tapas bar to offer not just the scrumptious tapas but also at the most reasonable rates. Hop from bar to bar at the Raval and Gracia districts to have a tummy filled with delicious tapas and refreshing sangria to pair with it.
Be honest and confess that you haven’t experienced something like this. If you have, is it as fascinating and mesmerizing as in Barcelona? The movie screening is pretty fun, but in Barcelona, it is one step ahead. During summer, open-air film screenings are organized by Cinema Lilure at Sant Sebastia Beach. Conjure up the breath-taking ocean backdrop amid golden sandy beach while sipping your favourite drink and watching an indecently produced movie.
Not just movie buffs but people who are into filmmaking are often seen adorning the best beach spots not just to watch flicks but show immense interests in meeting like-minded individuals.
We are definitely not joking! Barcelona attracts thousands of locals and visitors to attend International Pillow Fight Day that ultimately involves getting into friendly-brawls. And not just your friends, but you can beat strangers with a pillow at a public square. The event is held every year in April where people from various walks of life love to participate in this with their fluffy weapons. Though looks quite peculiar, isn’t it a fun way to meet people and make friends?
It takes nothing to partake in the event. It is absolutely free of charge.
Dive into the enthralling world of Antoni Gaudi and conquer his most noteworthy work – the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia by climbing atop one of its towers. A large unfinished Roman Catholic Church, the construction of this architectural marvel started in 1882 by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Just a glance of this wonderful masterpiece (exquisite pillars and curvature) will create ripples on your mind and you would want to know more of Gaudi’s imaginative brilliance.
La Sagrada Familia has got two of its towers open to the public. Book tickets to climb atop and revel in the outstanding panoramic views of the city for unique experiences in Barcelona.
Also known as Barri Gotic, the charming Gothic Quarter boasts ancient alleyways peppered with Catalan restaurants, bars, and trendy clubs. Meander through the narrow medieval streets of El Gotic and El Born to stumble upon many quaint shops, chic cafes and tapas are waiting to be discovered.
What’s more? You should be thinking of trying a local suis, i.e. hot chocolate with cream while wandering through the by-lanes and getting lost in the awe-inspiring street art and inventive graffiti. Many doorways and walls are magnificently painted in diverse themes and hues, thus bragging about the ingenious talents of local artists. They are not just intriguing but pretty unique.
This is a mere list of the best unique experiences in Barcelona. This Mediterranean city has got many more such amazing experiences under its belt. You may like to unleash your inner kid at one of the famous parks, brush up your knowledge on the Route of Modernisme or take up a free Salsa dance lesson.
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