Millions of tourists visit Barcelona each year to enjoy the culture, architecture and to soak up the sun and relax on the beaches. Those who come often fall in love with the city and many others return to spend more time in the future. If you want to visit in style, Barcelona has some of the most beautiful villas for rent in Spain at affordable prices. But visiting this top destination in Catalonia can cause a few difficulties and complications when you’re not careful. Here are our top travel tips for Barcelona to help you have a smooth trip.
Book Tickets in Advance
Almost every tourist wants to visit the Sagrada Familia or the Palau Güell to experience the best of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces. But when more than 30 million tourists visit the city each year and many having the same idea as you, the lines tend to be long and you need to expect long waiting times. If you search online, you should be able to find discounts and skip the line tickets. Booking online to visit the must-see attractions saves money and time. You might also get lucky and find excellent deals to visit various sights.
Take a Tour
Barcelona is a large city with each neighbourhood having their own styles and attractions. Most people head to Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter or spend their time at the beach. But if you want to soak up the culture and find the city’s hidden gems, having a tour guide may be a better option. Typical ones range from the Free Walking Tour to half-day trips to nearby Montserrat and Salsa lessons.
Don’t Try to See Everything
Tourists often spend a few days in Barcelona. The number of activities, museums, attractions and entertainment would keep you busy for weeks. Trying to cram it all into a small trip isn’t a good idea. You don’t want to rush around in a futile attempt to experience everything. This will just burn you out and increase the chances of missing out on Barcelona’s serendipity. Instead, plan your daily activities and leave time to be spontaneous.
Try to Catch a Football Game
The world’s most famous football team has supporters in probably every country in the world. Head to rural Africa or speak to the Sherpas on Everest and they all know FC Barcelona. Some might even wear a jersey to show their affection. So, when you visit the city, why not try to watch a game at the Camp Nou? Tickets tend to be expensive and sell out fast, but if you plan a few weeks in advance, you might get lucky. After all, the stadium holds almost 100,000 supporters. Watching a game and enjoying the electric atmosphere is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience. And if you can’t get a ticket, visit the stadium and museum instead.
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