The Beauty of Barcelona

This week’s blog post has been the most enjoyable for me to write thus far. Barcelona is truly an unbelievable city with a vibrant and diverse population. The residents of Barcelona are extremely welcoming and want to share their wonderful city with everyone they meet. By the end of your trip, I’m sure you’ll love the city just as they do!

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Lodging and Transportation

Equity Point Hostel

Equity Point Hostel is a clean, affordable place to stay in an upscale area of the city. The staff is speaks English and are very helpful. Security is another key feature that makes this hostel a comfortable and safe place to rest.

The Metro

The Metro is the best way to get around Barcelona. I recommend getting multiple ride ticket since you’ll probably use it a few times a day. There is a metro stop a minute from the door of Equity Point, getting you wherever you want to go!

Where To Go

Parc Guell

Accessible by a quick metro ride, Parc Guell was home to Eusebi Guell and displays a good amount of his artwork. The park provides a remarkable view of the city as well! It’s also FREE!

El Born

Comparable to Abbot Kinney here in Los Angeles, El Born is an area of Barcelona with great shopping and restaurants. There’s a lively feel and vibe to area, especially for the 20s crowCheck out this blog for suggestions in the El born area.

Parc de la Ciutadella

Located near the El Born area and the Arc de Triomf, this park is a beautiful place to spend a few hours or an afternoon.

 Los Ramblas

Similar to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Las Ramblas or La Rambla, is a popular street in Barcelona with diverse shopping and restaurants. There is an amazing Fruit market that is definitely worth visiting!

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, a Catholic Church designed by Guell, is still in the process of being finished. The Church shares signature characteristics of Guell’s work.

Camp Nou

A must see for any futbol fan, Camp Nou is FC Barcelona’s stadium that can be reached by a 20-30 minute metro ride from the city.

Bars and Restaurants

Opium

Located on the beach, Opium is a trendy underground club that exemplifies Barcelona’s incredible nightlife

Shoko

Located next to Opium, Shoko is an underground bar and lounge that also demonstrates the wild social life Barcelona has to offer.

El Born Area

La Pizza del Born

Simply the BEST PIZZA in Barcelona!

Princesa 23

This bar and restaurant has a great assortment of drinks and meals that you are sure to enjoy. Princesa 23 is a great place to go at anytime of the day!

Here’s another blog with a plethora of Barcelona information that will be helpful when planning your trip!

Until next week,

Megan

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