It really is a shame when people travel to a place and only stay there for a few days before moving on to somewhere else. It’s silly to think you can possibly see what a place has to offer after such a short period of time, but with time constraints or budget limitations, it’s understandable why people do so – and it’s better to see a place for a short time than not at all!
That being said, when it comes to a first rate destination like Barcelona on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, you really should do your best to spend as much time there as possible. Whether it’s relaxing on the beach or seeing some of the phenomenal historical sites, there’s something here for everyone and if you’re looking for accommodation in Barcelona there are many great spots to choose from for all types and budgets.
If you’ve never been to Barcelona you are missing out – and here are just four of the things that make this city great.
It doesn’t matter if it’s the dead of winter or the summer, Barcelona is one of those places sure to delight. While it’s true that it does get a bit chilly like everywhere else, if you’re coming from the UK, Northern Europe or North America in a time traditionally reserved for long sleeves and coats, you’ll be greeted by much more favourable conditions in Barcelona. Soak up the sun on the beach or in the many parks – you can’t go wrong!
If there’s one thing the Spanish know how to do well it’s eat and Barcelona is no exception to this rule. Sample all the culinary delights of the sea in addition to wonderful tapas creations in authentic waterside restaurants or those hole in the wall locations that appeal to so many. There are few things as satisfying as seeing the city by day and then heading out for dinner at night – often very late at night – in this Spanish gem of a city.
There’s just something about Barcelona that seems to ignite all who visit and make them never want to leave. Whether it’s the laid back feeling of being right on the water, the winding alleys to nooks and crannies of spontaneous expression or the old meets new world charm, you’ll feel a part of something bigger as soon as you arrive.
Spain has no shortage of great places to unwind and get crazy at once the sun goes down, (or even when it’s up!) but it’s difficult to really appreciate it until you actually get here. If you do decide to indulge in the Barcelona nightlife you be surprised to see just how late it goes and how it involves people of almost all ages. From themed shot bars to pubs, street parties and late night cafes, if you’re a creature of the night, Barcelona is for you.