Surrender yourself to Barcelona, home to eclectic culture where passionate nightlife, unique architecture, and delicious tapas all come together. Culturally diverse with works of art by Gaudi, Picasso, and Dali, Barcelona is also a modern metropolis with performances by Tiesto, Guetta, and Van Buuren. Whether relaxing on the beach or getting caught up in the bustling city life, you’ll never forget Barcelona’s rare blend of modernity, old Spanish tradtion, and Catalan roots.
1) The Picasso museum in Barcelona owns the largest and most extensive collection of Picasso’s artwork
2) The Sagrada Familia isn’t completed yet, and won’t be for another 20 years.
3) The predominant language of Barcelona isn’t Spanish, its Catalan. This is basically a mixture between French and Spanish.
4) The typical dinner time for a citizen of Barcelona is 10pm. So don’t try to hit up a restaurant before then, or you will be known as a tourist.
5) On that note, Barcelona night life doesn’t even start until 1am, so make sure to drink coffee.
6) Tired of espresso? Try a cortado, a typical barcelona coffee drink.
7) La Boqueria, one of the city’s largest food markets, has been around since the 1200s.
8) The Barcelona metro system is one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate in all of Europe. This is largely due to the city’s renovations for the 1992 Olympics
9) The best beach of Barcelona isn’t the most obvious one, even though that one can be fun. The best ones are those slightly outside the city. Try out Sitges for a day, its about an hour train ride, but totally worth it.
10) Trying to order a round of shots for your friends? “CHUPITOS” is what you gotta say!