Barcelona has long been a tourist hotspot. From stylish bars to modernist architecture, Barcelona is on the tourist map for a reason. Now, let´s look at some wow experiences in Barcelona!
Wow experiences in Barcelona
First of all, no trip to Spain is complete without trying some of the local produce. Barcelona, and the Catalan region, is well known for it´s delicious food. However, choosing from a lengthy menu can be hard. So why not try something smaller and much more varied, such as tapas? The best district for tapas is arguably the Barceloneta district, although there are plenty of options all over the city. For some real wow experiences with food, try the local speciality. Pa amb tomáquet is fresh bread, with garlic, tomato and olive oil and is mouthwateringly good.
After whetting your appetite, burn off all those tapas by climbing to the top of Tibidabo mountain. The view over Barcelona as the sun is setting is truly one of the most memorable wow experiences, when staying in this city. Not only does the view dazzle your eyes, but there is also an amusement park to enjoy. A little known attraction is the El Carmel bunker, which also offers a beautiful view over the city. For truly unforgettable wow experiences on Tibidabo, try to watch the sunrise over the city with a breakfast picnic.
It also goes without saying that no trip to Barcelona is complete without seeing La Sagrada Familia at least. The cathedral´s famous towers and facades are well worth seeing, for the ultimate in tourist wow experiences. There is no denying that the cathedral is spectacular and it´s retelling of the Bible must be seen to be believed. Whilst it is not yet completed, visiting both the exterior and interior is one of the many wow experiences you will have in Barcelona. If you have time, you should also take in a visit to Gaudi´s other masterpieces, Parc Guell or Casa Batlló.
More unusual wow experiences in Barcelona
Let´s look a little more off the beaten path. One of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona is the Labyrinth Park of Horta. This is the oldest park in the city and is over 2, 000 feet in size. It has masses of twists and turns, complemented by statues of Greek gods. The garden is distant from the main tourist centres so remains one of Barcelona´s secret wow experiences.
Another of the most appealing of the wow experiences in Barcelona is the Chocolate Museum. This museum is actually tracing the history of chocolate and it´s arrival in Spain. However, it features some truly amazing sculptures made of chocolate. These range from famous musicians to Disney characters. You can also see a chocolate replica of the Sagrada Familia and statues in Parc Guell. Truly one of the more unforgettable wow experiences you can enjoy in Barcelona.
If you happen to be in Barcelona during August, for one of the most memorable wow experiences in Barcelona of your time there, visit the Festa Major de Gracia. This is a competition in the Gracia district about the best dressed street in the area. There are of course street parties, with plenty of alcohol and food. However, the true beauty comes from seeing the imaginative and truly beautiful ways of decorating the streets. There are over 20 streets which take part and often revolve around themes. There are usually activities for children so the whole family can take part. This is one of the most authentic wow experiences in Barcelona and should not be missed!
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