Hey everybody, I am going to Europe for a wedding cruise and at the end of the cruise I will be docking in Barcelona and staying the weekend. The cruise docks on a Thursday and I will be leaving early Sunday morning to go home, what are some things I need to see/do? Places to eat, drink, party? Any ideas are appreciated.
Also, can anyone suggest a good clean private room hostel?
Buy a ticket for the hop on hop off bus, it'll take you to all the major sights, I'd also recommend Mount Tibidabo, of course Sagrada Familia is a must.
There are some amazing restaurants around the marina at the bottom of Las Ramblas.
You know Barcelona is such a city that you can feel confident about not to be disappointed. You can enter the first cafe or restaurant you see and be sure that the service will be on the best level. I myself have lived there a little so I assure you that you will not regret about visiting that city. Enjoy yourself.
I agree with Irina, you can choose any place you fancy there are so many around. I especially like Born and Barri Gotic, which is the oldest part of the city. Narrow lanes, medieval buildings, little squares. There are many museums if the weather isn't good, but if it is a nice day you can go strolling along the sea (or swim if it is summer), or hire a bike. Or go to Montjuic, which is a hill with landscaped parks and museums. The most unique thing of Barcelona is Gaudi, the architect, and you should visit his Sagrada Familla cathedral, Parc Guell or some of the buildings in town. Be careful at Las Ramblas which is the most touristy place in town, and where all the pick-pockets are hanging around. In general small theft of tourists is common so keep track of your gear.
Barcelona is a great place to visit. This beautiful city has a lot to see. You can visit its architectural sites, museums, beaches, zoos and shopping areas. You can also enjoy the vibrant nightlife of this colorful city. Beaches with stunning beauty and panoramic views are the most appealing places in Barcelona.
Equity Point hostel in Barcelona offers private rooms and also the rates are quite budgeted. So you can check out this hostel if it suits your needs and budget.
for hostel san jordi are amazing for the ambiance...
the feet up hostel are great for confort. we had a room me and my girlfriend two years ago for 30 euros a night and I never found anything as good as this in all my traveling.
things to do
mont juic and the miro fondation
sangrada (from outside)
fat tire bike tours offer great tours by bike with a pit stop in a sangria bar...love it
Thanks, everybody for all of the great ideas. It sounds like Im going to have plenty to do!
I would do the cable car to Montjuic. Great view from the top, and a great ride 😊
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Hi, Barcelona is amazing city and you will like it. It is full of nice restaurants and cafes. There are plenty of attractions but the most interesting of them according to me is Gaudi's house. Check this website for more information <snip>. Other popular attractions are Sagrada Familia, Platja de Sant Sebastià, as well as many more and you can check here <snip> to see most of them. According to accommodation you can visit <snip>. There are some rather cheap hotels depending on this, in which part of the city you want to stay.
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Barcelona top 10 places to visit:
1. La Sagrada Familia
2. Park Guell
3. Santa Maria del Mar
4. Palau de Musica
5. Hospital Sant Pau
7. Las Ramblas / Barri Gòti
8. The Beach
10. Just Barcelona
It sounds like you have plenty of good info on the sights, so I wanted to add the name of a restaurant I went to twice while I was there. It is called La Tramoia and is near Paseo de Gracia. I sat at the bar so I could watch the kitchen and have to say it was a great experience. There are food pics on my blog if you are interested in what they serve.
I would recommend that you visit the Gothic Quarter, especially the Museum of the History of Barcelona, because you will get to see the foundations of the Ancient Roman city! Park Guell is also fantastic (and to me the only thing Gaudi did right) and the National Museum of Catalonian Art. Las Ramblas is fun and is worth a promenade but I was not in love with it. I have blog entries about my visit to Barcelona however I will warn you that I had mixed feelings about Barcelona. My trip was successful I saw a lot but I was now impressed with all the sites I saw. Maybe if I had gone to the Miro Foundation and skipped everything related to Gaudi I might have enjoyed myself more, however I'm not sure whether I will ever make a second trip there. I agree with Synott, Hostel Saint Jordi has a nice ambiance and the location was great because you were down the street from a metro stop. That's where I stayed during my visit to Barcelona. Other than that I wish you the best with your trip.
Hey Ryan, You have ask really a rare question as you want to utilize and enjoy the time you have before leaving your home from Barcelona. I would really recommend you to just go through the travel guide of Barcelona that allows you to give your vacation plan a perfect shape. Also you don't have to go search for location to stay. <snip>
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Barrio Gotico y Born to eat Tapas and walk around. They are the typical and historic centre of Barcelona. If you want to party, all city it's ok but Eixample and Port Olimpic are the best for me.
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i suggest you to rent a segway to explore the city. it's an amzazing experience to discover the city