A foodie travel guide to Barcelona, Spain - City Break
Barcelona Travel Guide - Top things to do in Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and is renowned for its art, architecture and of course, its food! This makes it the perfect place for a sunny getaway immersed in the fabulous Catalonian culture!
I spent 4 days exploring the sites and sounds of Barcelona, here’s my foodie guide to what to see, where to eat and the best things to do in this beautiful city!
- Sagrada Família - Antoni Gaudi’s still unfinished church is a design masterpiece. Marvel at the architectural beauty of this stunning Catalonian landmark.
- Casa Milà - This modernist building was the last private residence designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and wears his iconic style with pride.
- Picasso Museum - Set away from Gaudi for a while and explore Picasso's collection of early work from his years spent in Barcelona.
- Camp Nou Experience - Home of Barcelona football club with a capacity of nearly 100,000. Watching a game at Camp Nou is an unforgettable experience, especially with Lionel Messi on the pitch!
- Park Guell – Gaudi's Unesco listed modernist park is an enchanting place to while away the hours. Take in the beautiful views of the park and its surroundings.
- Barrio Gotico - The Gothic quarter of Barcelona's medieval city is not only full of history but also houses some of the cities best bars and restaurants.
- Las Ramblas – Barcelona's most famous pedestrianised street is worth a stroll both during the day and at night when the various restaurants and bars are in full swing.
- Beaches - Barcelona is a city lucky enough to have beautiful beaches worthy of spending a whole day sunbathing in. Sadly we visited in February so it wasn’t at all warm enough for us to visit!
Restaurant 1881 Sagardi - This beautiful restaurant overlooks the port of Barcelona with a gorgeous terrace offering captivating views. The restaurant is dedicated entirely to Mediterranean cuisine, from sea to land, and the food is made of quality locally sourced ingredients. Worth a visit for a luxurious meal.
Bembi Barcelona - One of the best Indian restaurants in Barcelona, head to Bembi to indulge in authentic Indian recipes which are passionately prepared and presented with style.
Bar Centro, Burgers and Craft Beer - Hailed as serving the best burgers in Barcelona, I can confirm it deserves this claim! They also have a stock of quality craft beers on offer.
La Boqueria - This market sells the best fresh food Catalonia has to offer, with stalls serving fresh oysters, olives, cured meats and even rabbits!
Barcelona Eat Local - One of the best local foodie tours in Barcelona, enjoy local cuisine alongside strolls through the restaurants, bodegas, tapas bars, market stalls and wine shops!
There are also a host of tapas restaurants in Barcelona which make a great stop for quick or light meals in between your sightseeing!
See Visit Barcelona's list of favourite restaurants in the city!
We stayed at the Erik Vokel boutique apartments located by Sagradi Familia. The apartment was well designed and furnished, clean and big! Well worth the stay if you are looking for somewhere with more space than a standard hotel room.
Have you been to Barcelona? What would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!
For more tips on what to see and do in Barcelona, visit the Barcelona Tourist Board.
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