A beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va a acabar.
That up there is an old saying in Spanish, which says ‘Drink and swallow, for the world is going to end’. If that’s not awakening for someone, there is hardly anything that is. Bustling with life and something new to discover at every corner, Spain is the destination that most people dream to witness. And when in Spain, a visit to Barcelona is a no-brainer. You just have to be there to learn why. So if you are about to visit Barcelona, but for just 2 days, this tailor-made itinerary covers it all:
Places to Visit – Sightseeing
Camp Nou – Mes Que Un Club
Watching the grass that’s stomped everyday by team FC Barcelona is phenomenal and if you follow European football even a bit, you are bound to have goosebumps. Inarguably the largest stadium in Europe, Camp Nou was opened in 1957, and since then, it has been catering to the club, unwaveringly. And oh, it’s ‘More than a club’. That’s what ‘Mes Que Un Club’ stands for.
Address: C. d’Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: Varies according to the events. Check before visiting.
Ticket Price: €26 – 53 per person
Sagrada Familia – A Perfectly Unfinished Marvel
Under construction since 1882, Sagrada Familia is a living proof of the fact that the grace of art is divine, even when it hasn’t peaked. The most attractive aspect of Sagrada Familia is the carefree way in which Gaudi adorned the exterior of the monument with Art Nouveau, a style that is, till date, considered one of the most complex architectural designs.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 9am – 8pm
Ticket Price: €17 – 32 per person
Located in the Ribera district in the Catalan capital, Picasso Museum was opened for the public. Sporting a collection consisting of over 4,000 works by Picasso, this museum is a must-visit to get an artistic flavour of the rich European art history.
Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: Monday – 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday – 9am to 8:30pm.
Ticket Price: €4.5 – 12 per person
Cathedral of Barcelona
Built strictly in Gothic architectural style, which is quite apparent by the mythical gargoyles etched on the roof, Barcelona Cathedral rediscovers what magnificence means to you. However, something about the church that attracts most of the tourists is the Font de les Oques (Well of the Geese), which is the home to 13 geese representing the age of Eulalia, the co-patron saint of Barcelona who died when she was just 13.
Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: Open everyday – 8am–12:45pm, 1–5:30pm, 5:45–7:30pm
Ticket Price: €45 per person
Museu de La Xocolata
This museum dedicated to the evergreen glory of chocolate has chocolate tours and activities for every age group. So even if you’re an adult, don’t worry; the place has Xocoexperience for adults, where you get to learn everything about chocolate, right from the blending to tasting different kinds of it. And for the little ones, well, the whole place belongs to them.
Address: Carrer del Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: Monday to Saturday – 10am to 8pm, Sunday – 10am to 3pm.
Ticket Price: Varies as per the activity you opt for.
Places to Visit – Eating Out
Mercado de La Boqueria
Probably the oldest market in the world that’s alive even today, Mercado de La Boqueria is known to exist in place since 1217. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, and handicrafts are some of the things you can buy here. Also, check out the El Quim De La Boqueria bar and restaurant at stall 606 for authentic seafood.
Address: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 8am – 8:30pm, Sunday closed.
Foods to Try
Since most of the Spain is coastal, seafood dishes are quite popular in the region, and among them, Paella is a seafood and rice dish that completes your trip to Barcelona. And anyone who asks for Paella is redirected to Barceloneta – a restaurant that serves amazing seafood.
Apart from Paella, some of the finest dishes served here are Oven Roasted Kid Goat Shoulder, Grilled Lobster, Tiny Squid and Fresh Prawns Sautéed in Garlic, and a few more.
Address: Moll dels Pescador, Port Vell, Carrer de l’Escar, 22, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 1pm – 12am
Price for 2: €70 – 100
A large ball of fried mashed potatoes covered with bread crumbs and stuffed with pork or beef – that’s La Bomba, a popular dish in Barcelona. And the best La Bomba is available at the La Bombeta. We mean, the restaurant’s named after the dish; what else could you expect?
Address: Carrer de la Maquinista, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 12pm to 12am
Price for 2: €20 – 40
Cervesería Catalana is the place for the best tapas in Barcelona. Tapas originated in 18th century and are small plates of assorted snacks, best when served hot. Make it sure you enjoy it with a glass of wine.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 236, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 9am – 1:30pm
Price for 2: €15-20
L’Ovella Negra Ramblas
The perfect blend of red wine and chopped fruits gives you Sangria, a popular alcoholic beverage in Spain. Head to L’Ovella Negra Ramblas to relish a glass of genuinely good Sangria with Tapas.
Address: Carrer de les Sitges, 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Timings: 5pm to 2:30am, 5pm to 3am (Friday and Saturday)
Price for 2: €15-20