Getting There: Plane
This iconic stretch in Barcelona’s city centre lives up to it’s expectations in every way. The tree lined street is always bustling and has a ton of restaurants and shops for tourists. If you want to avoid tourists this area is not for you.
Favourite Spots to Eat
- Gelaaati di Marco, Carrer de la Llibreteria, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
You can never have enough gelato while backpacking Europe!
- Rosa Negra, Via Laietana, 46, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Cool down in this beautifully decorated restaurant bar with a raspberry mojito and some famous Barcelona tapas.
- La Bona Sort, Carrer dels Carders, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
With a stunning back garden and an impressive tapas menu this restaurant is worth the splurge.
- Cal Pep, Plaça de les Olles, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
You can expect a long line up to get into this spot (we avoided it all together) but very highly recommended for its famous tapas.
- El Xampanyet, Carrer de Montcada, 22, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Most authentic "local" feel tapas restaurant we found in Barcelona. Great food, great feel and ambience. Head here for a cocktail!
Opened in 1840, this market has been at the centre of Barcelona for a long time! Offering up fresh produce, tapas and snacks - a must see! Walking around can be crowded but it's worth it for the experience!
Walk or bike along the boardwalk towards the beach and enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine by the water!
You can spend an entire afternoon wandering around this beautiful park. We opted to rent bikes for a day and stumbled into this park for a picnic!
We biked over to Montjuïc and walked up the hill for a beautiful view of Barcelona and even Park Güell from a distance!
Restaurante Boca Grande, Passatge de la Concepció, 12, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Very pricey - an elegant atmosphere. Perfect for a date night!