When I think of Barcelona, I can’t help but smile. You can go there in the height of Summer, or in chillier Winter, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
WHERE TO STAY IN BARCELONA
WHAT TO EAT IN BARCELONA
My favourite find while exploring Raval was Arume, serving up delicious Galcian cuisine including octopus, and beef Entrecot – washed down with a good bottle of Cava. And if you love Arume, you’ll love its sister restaurant Cera 23.
WHERE TO DRINK IN BARCELONA
For exclusively-Catalan wine try out ElDiset. Craft beer fans need to go to La Més Petita, while general beer fans need to go to Gata Mala or Blues loving bar, Bar Ramon.
WHAT TO SEE IN BARCELONA
If you’re a keen walker climbing up Montjuïc will guarantee gorgeous views of the city. Up there you’ll also see the eerily empty buildings from the 1992 Olympic games too.
A good half-day trip is the stunning monastery in Montserrat. It’s easily accessible by public transport in an hour (and then a cable car up to the top).
And although many will roll their eyes at the thought of getting on one of those open-top tourist buses… I do recommend doing it on your first day in the city. It’s a great way to gauge where everything is in comparison to one another – or to suss out your favourite places before heading their on foot for a bigger explore.Like I said, you can go to the city at any point in the year and have the best time… but there are some best times to go. It can get VERY hot there, and it’s also home to a very popular cruise port, meaning the Summer holidays can get very busy.
My favourite time to visit is in September, while April-June and September-October can guarantee quieter streets, and good weather.