No excuses! 5 reasons to visit Barcelona

5 razones para visitar Barcelona

Haven’t you still decided your next destination? Do you want to travel to a cosmopolitan, modern city with endless activities, a place full of a history and a present that remains at the forefront?

We will confess a little secret: Barcelona may be the city you are looking to relax in, enjoy your days off and discover the charm of the old streets of the Gothic Quarter, the modernity of spaces like 22 @, the Universal Forum of Cultures and the most chic downtown areas.

If you’re still undecided, here you will find five reasons to visit Barcelona!

 

5 reasons to visit Barcelona

1. To visit Barcelona is much more than Modernism

Visitar Barcelona es mucho más que modernismo

And yet, Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch and many other architects, painters and sculptors survive between the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, the Palau de la Musica and the Hospital de Sant Pau and the modernist houses (Casa Mila, Casa Batllo…) that can be found mainly around the Paseo de Gracia. But there are 118 great modernist works and a great route to enjoy! Barcelona is much more than this, but it’s the only place where it is located. Don’t you think it is a very good reason?

2. The Gothic neighborhood or the History

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri en el Barrio Gótico de Barcelona

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

It conceptualizes and includes much of the appeal of Barcelona; streets from another era: as shrapnel from the civil war in the facade of Sant Felip Neri; here lies the Jewish quarter, Roman ruins, the Cathedral… Its counterpoint: Portal del Angel, the Plaça Reial, the Plaça de Sant Jaume, combining past and present, with different types of tourism for all audiences. Further, we find the Cathedral del Mar, whose history has transcended borders.

 

3. Wine, cava and cool places

Vino, cava y locales cool - Bodega Jean Leon

Foto via Jean Leon.

Among large cities in the world, Barcelona is presented with an offer that takes advantage of its own gastronomy; there are activities like the Catalunya Bus Turístic. Wine and Cava for a day of wineries, sparkling wines, cheese and snacks to make it unforgettable.

 

4. Good weather, sea and mountain

Playa de la Barceloneta de Barcelona

Is there a better reason than this? Barcelona has beach and has mountains! And a visit of several days to the city should not miss the chance to see the city from Collserola; if it is not possible for time reasons, the views from the top of Park Guell or Parc del Guinardó leave us breathless.

5. Because you will be happy to find out your own reason

La Boquería es el templo del color en Barcelona

Boquería Market

Perhaps your reason is La Boqueria, or the endless markets in Barcelona, the tapas, architecture, sailing and catamaran rides or the cultural and artistic diversity. Anyway, you’ll leave with a divided heart; in love with the Mediterranean life, and with many more reasons than the ones this short article has given you.

Here are the top 5 reasons to visit Barcelona. The best option to stay in a hostel in Barcelona is the Youth Hostel Pere Tarres. Which ones are your reasons?

 

Youth Hostel Barcelona

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