Last in my Barcelona series is this little lot! Some tips and tricks for a few things that we got up to and I really enjoyed so I wanted to share just in case anyone else is travelling to Barcelona and needs some advice on what to get up to over there.
Eating is always first on my list when it comes to travelling anywhere. I love to do loads of research before I go and then always end up finding new gems that I didn’t discover before. I’ve already done a round-up of my Top 4 Barcelona Brunch Destinations so, if brunch is your thing, definitely give that a read. Brunch is probably one of my favourite occasion because it is that, it’s an occasion, it’s not just a meal! So, brunch aside I’ve got a couple of places that I’d definitely recommend heading for some delicious meals.
One of my favourite lunches that we had was from Bun Bo – this is where these amazing lanterns were that I popped up on Instagram. Bun Bo is a Vietnamese street-food inspired place that serves amazingly great value lunch deals and dinners. We had the Menu Del Dia for €10 in which you get a little starter, a main, a dessert and a drink. Such a good deal! We had a pretty sizable deliciously fresh pork spring roll to kick things off then, a big rice and veg bowl with prawns which was so yummy and then finished things off with a cute slice of lemon meringue pie. So cheap, fresh and I’d massively recommend it especially if you’re travelling on a budget because you’ll be full up for hours!
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Another Asian-inspired treat here. This is proper street-food, we had it in Amsterdam too, it’s a great brand that whips up fresh noodles and stir-fries in about 10 minutes. So yummy, cheap again and quick if you don’t fancy a sit-down meal.
I love a good craft beer so discovering Coco Vail, Barcelona’s first beer hall was awesome. I’ve written a full post all about it here but I’d massively recommend visiting here if you like beer, burgers, tacos and more beer!
Shopping is always something that we end up doing a little bit of when we’re away in a new city. La Ramblas is the main touristy area of Barcelona and is where La Boqueria, the amazing food market is. Check out my photo diary here for a little more insight! The Passeig de Gracia is where all of the high street and designer shops are. You’ll find about 12 branches of Zara, loads of Mango stores and all your usual Pull & Bear, Topshop and more! I really liked a shop called Oysho that I found that was packed with really cool sportswear, nightwear, and underwear, I think they ship to the UK which is great. There’s also a couple of Sephora stores which is awesome!
Of course, you have to see all of the Gaudi architecture when in Barcelona! You simply have to walk around the city centre to see it everywhere but the main pieces like the Park Guell, Casa Battlo, and the Sagrada Familia are all worth a look. We didn’t go inside the last two but had a wonder around Park Guell in the sunshine and it was pretty amazing. One of my favourite things that we did was definitely visiting the Nou Camp, Barcelona’s football stadium. It might not be for everyone but I really enjoy a good football stadium tour!