Barcelona is a city in Catalonia, Spain. Spain is part of the EU and Schengen communities. The main points of interest for tourists and photographers in Barcelona are;
- Sagrada familia
- La Rambla
- Park Güell
- Gothic quarter
- Casa Milà
- Casa Batlló
- Camp Nou (Barcelona football stadium)
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
The points of interest listed above are just a fraction of the points of interest you can see in Barcelona. You could easily spend a week here and not run out of things to do! To see the sights of Barcelona the easiest way would be to take a bus tour, because the city is so big and there’s so much too see, it’s not really walkable. The good news about hotels in Barcelona is that they are competitive and good value.
I found Barcelona was a very tourist friendly place to visit. When I arrived at Sants station, I bought a 2 day metro card for €14, with this I had unlimited use of the public transport for 2 calendar days.
The Sagrada Familia is one of the tops sights to see in the world in one of the top cities to visit in the world, this means you need to accept that it will be busy! You may want to book a timed entrance online before going to avoid the lines.
For any football fan, no trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to Barcelona’s camp nou stadium. This is one of the biggest teams in the world with a rich history and of course, one of the biggest stadiums in the world. Even better than a stadium tour, if you are lucky enough to be there when a game is on, you could watch a live game!
I was lucky enough to experience this skyline from the Maremagnum shopping mall. Around the mall there are lots of outdoor restaurants and bars, I would recommend a walk down here.
In Barcelona there are thousands of places to eat but I must mention one excellent burger place called The Good Burger. You’ll find this close to the metro station Poble-Sec and also at a couple of other locations, it’s a burger chain from all over Spain. It’s probably one of the best burgers you can get outside of the US.
Alsa overnight bus from Barcelona to Madrid
I took the overnight Alsa bus service from Barcelona Nord bus station, which is close to the Arc de Triomf if you haven’t seen it yet! It’s about 6 hours to Madrid and the price was €37. There were phone chargers and free WiFi onboard, also free snacks and water.