- Going to Barcelona – what should I not miss?
Take the three tourist buses, red, green and blue.
Sagrada familia – stunning.
Take in a tea dance at the park designed by gaudi.
Keep yer wallet in yer front pocket.
DO NOT miss eating at a restaurant called ‘pla’. Gorgeous. There is also one called repla from same owner.
Awesome city, been twice for a week both times, gets an unfair rep for tea leaves, but it’s a big city, so be sensible.Posted 4 years agoNobbySubscriber
The places already mentioned plus the Cathedral, the lanes & arty district around it, Gaudi museum, parc cuidadela the zoo, the marina & seafront – there’s shed loads. Been going there for years & love the city – never had any grief, even on Las Ramblas.
Shame. You’re not there in about 3 weeks – could’ve shown you a few bars & eateries worth a visit. 🙂Posted 4 years agotommo999Member
The new wife and I are off for our belated honeymoon in Barcelona next week. What should we be making an effort to get to see?
We are staying in Granollers and will be travelling in to the city – what’s the quickest way? Train I’m guessing?
Should be a fun, child free, few days.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
This restaurant is one of my favourites anywhere in the world, great seafood, full dinner or a bite at the long bar. link
Aside to that above I’d make sure you take a stroll around the marina near arts hotel (avoid touristy restaurants) then along the beach. The night clubs there are not bad if you fancy that.Posted 4 years ago
Why go to the ramblas? If you have seen one person sprayed with silver paint standing very still you have seen them all.Posted 4 years ago
It’s full of gormless tourists just like any other big city pleb magnet like Leicester square for Catalans. You are better off either side in the born,Ciutat Vella or above the diagonal in Gracia.IanWMember
Sagrada never did it for me, not a patch on the English or French catherdrals, unless your into concrete shutter work.
Temple De Sagrat Cor on Tibado mountain would be my recommendation.
Its got it all vernacular railway, neverending staircases , then a strange little lift operated by a monk type person who looks like St. Peter to me.
As a reward you get the best views of Barcelona from a viewing point completing unhindered by health and safety..brilliant.
Second spot is the Beach although maybe not this time of year, third Tapas in the gothic area.Posted 4 years agofourbangerMember
Awesome city. Just spent a month there. Just get involved!Posted 4 years ago
A transsexual hooker tried to lift my wallet on the ramblas at about 2 in the morning. I was sober and told her to do one. I’m not saying it’s full of pickpockets, but keep your wits about you.
Pipe Club is a cool little place and Razmataz on a Sunday was ace. Clubbing starts late, doors only open at midnight.
Hotel 1898 has a cool rooftop bar, good for a sundowner. L’ovella Negra was good little drinking den with charector for cheap drinks.
Great city, been a couple of times. The tourist buses are perfect for seeing a lot of the sights and you can hop on and off. Also recommend walking around the back streets to the left of Las Ramblas (if you are looking down it towards the port, loads of interesting restaurants, cafes and bars there.
On the pickpockets front, make sure you avoid the groups of girls who tend to be nearer the bottom end of Las Ramblas during the evening. If you’re a target they’ll be all over you in a harassing sort of way and if you don’t have your wits about you wallet, watch, phone etc will be gone. Don’t think the whole place is like this, just be aware as last time I was there, (albeit on a stag do so lets just say some were none too complicit) a few of my friends were robbed.Posted 4 years agoplumberMember
The Market just off Las Ramblas
La Sagrada Familia is pretty epic, very vertiginous
all that plus any Gaudi tourist building, the old town catherdaral, modern art museum.
Just opposite the modern art museum in placa dels angels theres a ‘locals’ cafe/restaurant, much the best food I had in Barcelona and soooooo much cheaper too –Posted 4 years agoplyphonMember
If you’re into house & techno check out Moog, gets good about 2am.
There is a great cocktail & burger bar near the beach on the very far right if you’re coming from Rambla.
Pickpockets are easy to spot, stay away. We didn’t have any issues but spotted the gangs from miles off every time.
Best places I enjoyed was up the big hill thing and at the top of the diagonal.Posted 4 years agojohnx2Member
Barcelona’s my second favourite child free city break after Berlin, though it works with kids too as it goes. We’ve been a few times, with and without.
Anyway, don’t miss the actual beach for a stroll along the prom prom prom, and get stand in the toes. It will be a good deal warmer than Scarborough in an August heatwave*.
Montserat’s worth the effort for getting out of town, with some good waymarked walks.
Oh and the huge wild area, behind Tibidabo is good for a stroll. Saw a couple of interesting looking trails in there as it goes… Had we had longer I might have tried to hire a bike.
*Ok the air might not be – av. temp 20ish – but the sea bloody will. I’ve been a few times and surfed there in December in a very thin wetty. First thing in the morning – blue skies, bright sun, warm, funny tasting water…Posted 4 years ago
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