Barcelona is one of my favorite cities that I’ve visited. There is so much culture, it’s easy to get around, and the food and wine are spectacular. Here are my reasons why you should visit Barcelona.
10 Reasons To Visit Barcelona Now
1. The Beaches
There aren’t many places in the world where you get the benefit of a cultural city with beaches. I love the I can sightsee in the morning in Barcelona and relax in the afternoon on the beach. Click here for my guide to Barcelona beaches.
2. Stylish Hotels
Barcelona has absolutely beautiful hotels to make your stay even more enjoyable. HCC Hotels is worth checking out. They have six hotels throughout Barcelona, so you can pick the one closest to the area you would like to stay in. They also have a great blog with all kinds of tips for Barcelona.
3. La Rambla
La Rambla is a pedestrian mall, lined with trees, and is a wonderful area to walk. I love the people watching here, and it’s fun to sit at a cafe table and watch the action.
4. The History
Barcelona is one of the oldest cities in the world, and I love the history I’m surrounded by when I go.
5. The Weather
The weather is wonderful in Barcelona, and the temperatures are never extreme, so it’s a great place to visit all year.
6. The Buildings Designed By Catalan Architect Antoni Gaudí
Whatever you do, don’t miss the buildings designed by Architect Antoni Gaudí. His beautiful designs are breathtaking and you won’t see buildings like his anywhere else. Some of the ones not to miss are Casa Vicens, La Pedrera, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló, and, of course, La Sagrada Familia.
7. Free WiFi
I love that Barcelona has hundreds of free WiFi spots all over the city. I wish more cities would follow in its footsteps.
8. The Culture
There are wonderful art museums all over Barcelona from MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the Picasso Museum, the Miró Foundation and the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). There are also many festivals throughout the year and many places to see live music and theater.
9. The Food And Wine
From tapas to Paella, you don’t want to miss the food in Spain. For me the food is a good reason to visit Barcelona all on its own. Spanish food is some of my favorite, and Barcelona has some of the greatest restaurants in Spain. Make sure to taste the excellent wine and cava, too.
10. The Nightlife
Barcelona has some of the most fun nightlife in the world. Most of the clubs stay open until 6 AM, so the party never stops.