Things to do in barcelona
The city has long been an inspiration for artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro to name a few, and a visitor can sample the best of their works across its host of museums. With architectural relics from as early as 2000 years ago to the Middle Ages, an amble down the cobblestone streets of the gothic quarter opens up handsome plazas and cathedrals. But it is the city’s most loved artist Antonio Gaudi whose intricate, whimsical creations surround and loom over the city-scape, the most popular one being the Sagrada Familia cathedral which is thronged by tourists at any time of the year. After a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, de-stress with a sundowner at a rooftop bar with a sweeping view of the city. It is that time of the day when the city drowns in music across its several clubs, bars, and concert halls that bring out the finest bands offering a bouquet of jazz, indie-rock, rock, pop progressing into a flamenco performance.
The simple and robust flavors of traditional Catalan cooking entice foodies from all over the world to Barcelona, for the city is home to chefs who are masters in this form of cooking while also extending their repertoire in modern European cooking including molecular gastronomy. Sit down for a seafood paella at a street cafe, or go to the tapas bars dotting the city for delectable tapas platters and inexpensive wine. The city also has some of the finest in coffee, chocolate and seafood, leaving you with a zillion options for eating out.