If you want good luck in Barcelona, you must drink from the famous Barcelona fountain. It is also believed that if you drink from it, you will come back to Barcelona. While the fountain is located on this La Rambla, there is so much more! It is constantly busy and crowded with street performers. I highly recommend going to see the performers!
This is the location where bullfighting took place up until recently. While you might not see bullfighting here anymore, you definitely will see the Spanish architecture and culture.
I love taking photographs in markets. This market was one of my favorites based on photographs, energy, and food. The fruits and meats were fresh and tasted amazing! The sellers were incredibly nice, and they were excited to get their photo taken.
Arc de Triomf
This was almost the location of the Eiffel Tower, but now holds a beautiful red arch. Turns out the townspeople thought the Eiffel Tower would be an eye-sore. While this arch is not as well-known as the Eiffel, it does hold a compelling story.
Parc de la Ciutadella
If you have time to spare, I would recommend taking time to relax in this beautiful park. When I went, me and my friends rented a canoe on the lake. It felt straight out of a movie.
Go to the Beach
It is always a good idea to go to a beach…especially in Barcelona.
This towering gothic cathedral is a must see. Like other gothic architecture, you don’t see the amount of detail in just the photographs. It is also located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
This is where you will get the best photo opportunities in Barcelona. Not only is there vibrant mosaic tiles, there is a beautiful cityscape view. While it cost money to enter, it is worth it!
Learn to Flamenco
One of my favorite things I did in Spain was learn to Flamenco. Not only did this teach me more about the vibrant Spanish culture, it was a priceless experience. I always try and add variety in the way I travel. I don’t just want to overload myself with museums and cathedrals, I want to enjoy unique experiences. If you are like me in this degree, I would highly recommend a Flamenco lesson as a change of pace!
If you go to Barcelona, you must see the Sagrada Familia. It is not only massive, but gorgeous. To give some perspective: I got dizzy looking straight up to the top of it. Gaudi knew what he was doing when he created this masterpiece. However, it is not done. It supposed to be completed and doubled in size by 2030! If you are interested in seeing the construction plans and what it is supposed to looking like, there is a small exhibit located within the church.
Eat Paella and Drink Sangria!