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4 Quick Tips for Visiting Barcelona

Jen Morilla
January 16, 2024

When you’re traveling on a schedule it’s hard to get everything you want to see done and off that bucket list.

Barcelona is big so it may take a couple trips to this beautiful city to really cure #fomo. It really has so much to offer but this list will ensure you make the most of your time.

Of course, you could always join Under30Experiences in Spain for the ultimate local experience.

Barcelona is a city you walk

Find a pair of comfortable shoes and start trekking. 

Yes, there is public transportation but you won’t get to actually see the city and explore. 

If you want to truly experience the culture, you need to hit the pavement. 

The city encourages you to walk and around every corner you will be greeted with a new surprise.

Visit Antoni Gaudi


One of the most popular things to admire in Barcelona is the beautiful mordernista architecture and the famous works of Antoni Gaudi. 

There are several locations you can’t miss but you will see his craft throughout the city. 

The two most impressive places are the Temple of Sagrada Familia, which is large Roman Catholic church, and La Pedrera which used to be called Casa Mila.

Visit Picasso


Picasso spent his early years in Barcelona where he shaped his famous style and priceless art. 

Visit the C/Reina Cristina and then cross over to number 3 on C/Merce to see where his family lived. If you need to stop for something to eat check out Els 4 Gats where artists like Picasso and Salvador Dali use to hang out to chat and eat! 

Lastly, don’t forget to actually visit the Picasso gallery at el Museu Picasso.

Tapas & Vino


Culturally, this is a big deal in but in Barcelona and it’s called, Pintox.

They are bite sized ham or cheese with pieces of bread. The locals eat their tapas with toothpicks, and are typically charged by the number of toothpicks they used. 

There is nothing like sitting outside on a beautiful Barcelona night and drinking a glass of wine while eating some Pintox with some friends.

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Jen Morilla
Jen is a travel blogger and founder of, The Social Girl Traveler. She quit her New York City corporate job in February of 2015 for a budget and backpack and hasn’t looked back since. She aims to travel with a purpose and inspire people to do the same! Jen travels with clean water filters in backpack. She’s been to 33 countries on 6 continents and isn’t stopping anytime soon!


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