Barcelona is an enchanting Mediterranean city made up of 1.6 million people. This beautiful Spanish city is a jewel to behold and this could explain why 8 million tourists visit the coastal city every year. There are endless wonders to discover from divine churches to alluring restaurants and amazing museums. 24 hours in Barcelona will leave you wanting more. These are some of the awesome offerings that you cannot afford to miss.
Start by taking a stroll on the notable street Las Ramblas which is 0.7 miles long. This iconic street will give you a taste of the local culture that is warm and friendly. This street promenade is a place to get all the local souvenirs as you enjoy street performances by artists. Smell the flowers by viewing the gorgeous flower shops. Many people converge here and it is an opportunity to strike conversations with locals and tourists alike.
As you continue walking along this street, you will be happy to reach Mercat la Boqueria. This is a local market where you can enjoy some of the freshest juices. If you love homemade pastries, you will be spoiled for choice as well. All manner of fruits and meats are lined up as you get a full view of the local ingredients that create wonderful cuisines. This busy market is open Monday through Saturday.
After exploring the market offerings and sipping some appetizing juice, it is time to taste Spanish tapas. Just a few blocks from the market is the Acoma Cafe & Tapas Bar. From tomato rubbed bread to fried peppers and garlic potatoes with chicken kebabs there are so many delicacies.
You cannot complete the meal without tasting the Spanish meatballs. Downing a good glass of sangria is the happy ending you need at this eatery. After you have refueled, make your way to Casa Mila which is just a Metro away. This is an architectural wonder that has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is one of the most inviting Gaudi pieces and many creative works are hosted inside. You can view the site from the outside or go inside to enjoy the arrays of artwork at a fee.
Whether you are a football fan or not, the Barcelona football stadium tour is like no other. There are tours that allow you to explore the grounds of the 3rd largest football stadium in the world. Therefore, you do not have to catch a live game to enjoy the wonderful delights of this spectacle. There are many other things to explore like the Barcelona Waterfront as well as the charged nightlife; all in all, 24 hours can only give you a glimpse of the bustling city.