My main city, the one where I grew up and spent the most time at. With its beautiful little streets, amazing architecture and yummy tapas. One of my biggest regrets is not staying here for long enough and leaving this city too soon.
I had a taste of what it is to live under the sun, with the best mediterranean foods and wine. It’s not only a city, it’s a culture, it is love and friends and sun… it’s one of those places you visit and you leave with a feeling inside telling you to go back someday.
If you ever go to Barcelona, make sure you visit Ciutat Comtal for the best tapas. It is a bit touristy but their food is amazing. If you are looking for something a little bit more local make sure to get yourself lost in the streets of the Raval area, near the Ramblas. It may not be the safest area (make sure there’s no pick-pocketers around!), but it is FULL of little restaurants with local foods and fresh fish, not only that, but it will be the epi-centre of happy hours, cocktails and wines when the sun starts to go down.
In summer, Barcelona does get a bit crowdy with tourists and visitors. It gets a bit annoying to travel with the underground (and it’s incredibly hot down there), so I’d advise to take the trams or the public bus (which comes with airco), it will leave you in the same places the underground does, but with lesser stress and probably you’ll get there cooler. If you get a T-10 (10 rides) you can use it in any public transport, so why not try it.
Also, if you are coming down for this weekend’s event Sonar, you may need to get a bus, as the underground gets PACKED, and people stress, push and annoy.
Let me know any further information needed about Barcelona, sometimes I talk so much I get scared of boring people around. Enjoy!