Spend a relaxing weekend in Barcelona, a city with both city beach and great shopping. There is plenty to see and experience in Barcelona, and this destination is perfect if you are a single traveller. Most of the people you meet within the service field in Barcelona know English so ordering food or drinks and shopping are not an issue.
All along the great streets La Rambla and Gracia are a lot of shops and high end stores as well as many restaurants with outdoor serving and hotels. The centre area is big but you can actually walk everywhere between all the points of interests, although there is a subway system available and taxi is quite cheap compared to other European countries.
Beach time on Barceloneta
The city beach in Barcelona is called Barceloneta and is very long and very popular during the summer months. The weather is nice from May to October. In the far end of the photo you see the famous hotel W Barcelona, they may have the best spot in Barcelona!
Must See in Barcelona
La Pedrera, Casa Milá and Casa Batlló – buildings made by Gaudí. Location: Casa Batlló – Passeig de Gràcia 43. Casa Milà – Provença 261-265.
La Sagrada Familia – the great Basilica of Barclona, made by Gaudi. Location: Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Placa Reial – a square surrounded by beautiful buildings and palmtrees.
Map to the square:
Dining and drinks in Barcelona
Boca Grande and Boca Chica, “Grande” is the restaurant and servers Seafood and French classics like steak tartare, “Chica”is the bar and lounge one floor upstairs where they make great drinks. Location: Passage de la Concepció, 12, 08008 Barcelona. Close to subway station Diagonal.
FOC, Latin American and Mexican food close to the beach. A nice and friendly atmosphere with staff that speaks good English. Free wifi both indoor and outdoor. Location: Passeig Joan Borbó Comte Barceló 66
Gouthier, fresh oysters and a great variety of them. A popular place outside of the city centre, make sure to be early or reserve a table. Location: Carrer de Mañé i Flaquer 8