Antoni Gaudí played a huge role in Barcelona’s history. He was one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture and world architecture, and spent over 40 years designing the Temple of the Sagrada Familia – truly an astonishing piece of architecture which is still in the process of being completed.
Other marvellous Gaudí creations include Colonia Güell, La Pedrera and Casa Vicens, among others.
Though it has a beautiful city and architecture, Barcelona also has lush greenery that allow you to take a breather from the city chaos. Some must-see parks include:
Certainly a highlight on the famous 1,2km-long street in Barcelona, Las Ramblas Street, is La Boqueria Food Market. Get lost in all the colourful flavours, fresh produce, flowers, and more. Once you’ve had enough of food, take a guided walking tour down the street and discover lots of lost tidbits that tell the history of this renowned street.
You can’t visit Barcelona and miss out on it’s most famous dish – paella! Paella is made of rice, saffron, chicken, or seafood, and cooked and served in a large shallow pan. You’ll find a great paella easily, but one of our favourite spots is at La Palmera, close to La Boqueria Market.
Tapas is small appetizers or snacks typical in Spanish cuisine. Though it is simple, it is delicious and actually easy to make: it can be whipped up from almost any ingredients (often left-overs) and can be served hot or cold.
FC Barcelona’s headquarters, situated at Camp Nou Stadium, is the heart and soul of the Catalonian people. You’ll be impressed – even if you aren’t a soccer fan.