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10 Local Things to do in Barcelona


by Vefa Çınar

1. Coffee and Design – Mar de Cava

If you want to take your coffee and see some creative designs, this place is a wonderful option for you. While you are drinking your coffee, you will understand new design trends. Also you will listen of 80s’ music there.

2. Skyline Tour

Barcelona is full of amazing spots where you can enjoy spectacular views but nothing compares to the Bunkers of Carmel. This magical place is unique because you can enjoy from there a 360 degree view of all the city.

Check out this Skyline Tour

3. Art Tour

Do you love seeing exhibitions? This tour is for you. You can see most beautiful pieces of arts in Barcelona. Also, during your tour, you can have some coffee our wine in your way.

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4. Local Designers with A Fashion Stylist

You will be taken to Born district, one of the most alternative places in Barcelona. You will enjoy discovering local designers’ creation, vintage and handcraft shops and even meet the artists in their ateliers.

Check out this local designers tour

5. Old City Tour

Most of the big and famous attractions can be visited easily in Barcelona, i.e. La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Plaza de Espana etc. However, the narrow, dark and almost identical alleys of the old part of the city can be a bit tricky. But you will see the most interesting part of the Barcelona in this tour.

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6. Local Foods Is Not Expensive

Barcelona is known for its gastronomy. Many of the best chefs are Catalon in the world. But goof food doesn’t mean a lot of money. While visiting Les Rambles, you can eat one of the best tapas and drink sangria or beer. For lunch, you can go to Les Quinze, one of the best restaurants of the zone.

Check out this local food tour

7. Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum is one of the top touristic and artistic attractions in Barcelona. In the museum, you can see the famous artist’s development with over 4000 pieces and also can see the masterpieces of his life. Permanent museum collection sometimes is sported by temporary exhibitions exploring Picasso’s life.

8. Beach City

Barcelona is one of the best city-beach break destinations in the world. It has 32 km of Blue Flag beaches running alongside the center. Barceloneta Beach is the most famous and the closest one to the city. That’s why also the most crowded one. Instead of Barceloneta, you can choose Nova Mar Bella and Bogatell which are 15-minute walk from Barceloneta.

9. Font Magica

The Font Magica can be the Barcelona’s most enchanting sights. 30 minute shows in which water fountains dance to the lights and rhythm of the music happens every weekend and songs change from classical music to the Star Wars soundtrack.

10. Attend A Cooking Class

Barcelona’s one of the most famous thing is their Catalan cuisine. And if you are interested in cooking, there is nothing better than attending a cooking workshop. In the workshop, first you buy local products, then start to cook appetizers, soup, paella and dessert.