My time in this city was too short and I cannot wait for an opportunity to do over. I spent about forty hours in the city and was able to cover a lot of ground. If you have ever visited Barcelona then you know how incredible the city is and how the experience tends to stay with you long after. Everyone has something about the city that grabbed their wanderlust hearts; for me, it was the architecture. I am a sucker for design and great architecture and getting to stroll the same streets that the great Gaudi walked and seeing the buildings he designed was the proverbial cherry on top of an incredible time in Barcelona. Because my time in the city was short - I opted to sign up for a tour Company which in hindsight was the best decision. The tour company did an incredible job and my tour guide was a wealth of knowledge. If you are interested, here is a link to their website. I signed up for the tour which included Barcelona and Montserrat.
My plan was to be checked in to my hotel by 12 p.m. but between flight delays and a mix up with my reservation, I did not check in to the hotel till almost 3 p.m. My tour was booked for the next day but I still wanted to explore on my own. I started with a walk around La Ramblas and the La Boqueria market.
1. See La Sagrada de Familia. This is probably on every Barcelona list you will come across and there is a reason for it. This masterpiece is breathtaking and adds to that the incredible history associated with this building and there is no way you should pass this up.
2. Visit Park Guell. Another Gaudi masterpiece
Explore La Ramblas
Visit the Museum de Catalonia
Visit La Bouqueria Market
Visit Camp Nou
Park De Montjuic
Take a day trip to one of these locations.