The city that has it all – Welcome to Barcelona!

  • Beautiful beaches? Check!
  • World renowned architecture? Check!
  • Centuries of culture and history? Check!
  • Delicious food? Check!
  • Great weather? Check!

Welcome to the wonderful city of Barcelona! There are so many ways to explore and experience this gorgeous place, and the good news is you can do it anyway you want.

Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tours of BarcelonaIf you ask us, we would say hop on and hop off the tourist bus tours. While these bus tours may not always be that memorable, the ones that Barcelona has to offer, are actually worth it. You just need to buy one ticket and you get to access the hop-on-hop-off double decker busses running on a couple of different routes. There are many stops along the way, and the La Pedrera - Gaudi Architecture Buildingmust see stops include:

  • La Pedrera: a beautiful Gaudi building. There is a ticket to go inside, and make sure you use the coupon from the little book you received with your bus ticket. If youLa Sagrada Familia, Barcelonalike architecture, you should definitely visit.


  • La Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s famous church which is still under construction. This is not the usual historic architecture church you find all over Europe, but a unique mix of traditional and modern architecture. One of the best sites in Barcelona.


  • Parc Guell: An amazing park that incorporates a ton of Gaudi’s architecture in it. You can spend a number of hours here and there is even a café serving beer, wine, coffees, etc. here, so you can sit around enjoy a drink and the view.

Parc Guel, Barcelona

There are ton of other spots on the bus route and depending on your interest you can hop off and check out any of them. Other popular stops also include Barcelona cathedral, Olympic stadium and Barcelona FC football stadium.

La Ramblas, BarcelonaOnce you have completed the bus tour, be sure to hit one of the most famous and happening streets in the world; La Rambla. Whether it is day or night, the street is always packed with camera hugging tourists and locals trying to sell them souvenirs of all kinds.It is a vibrant street with tons of street performers, little souvenir shops, fast and fancy restaurants, and tons of vendors selling all sorts of things from flowers to birds. La Rambla is a definitely a must when you are in Barcelona, but you will be best of with a quick in and out. Barcelona has so much more to offer.

Barcelona Beach with W Hotel

Which takes us to the beaches. If you need a break from all the sites, shopping, and touristactivities, you can also head down to the beach and spend the entire afternoon soaking in the sun. Hanging out at the sandy beaches fare well with both locals and visitors. Once you have washed the sand of your feet, head back to the beachpromenade in the evening, there are plenty of restaurants and bars in this area, and nothing sets the mood like the calm ocean breeze and the whispers of the ocean.

Port Olympic, Marina in Barcelona

A leisurely stroll down from the beach is the popular marina, close to Port Olympic. Here you will find many restaurants, serving up cuisine from all corners of the world. For those looking to keep it going until the sun comes back up, the marina is the place to be. You will find a wide selection of bars and clubs, offering the best beats from the hit lists. Just walking pas them at night is like being in the party. You will have the club waiters and waitresses literally pulling you into the club as you walk by offering drink coupons and free entry. There are loads of choices and bar hopping is easy and fun.

Flamenco, BarcelonaIf late night partying is not your thing, you can choose from a number of great restaurants or shows. Catching a flamenco show is a must, and many actually offer dinner and show packages. A favorite of our Jastrip Team is El Tablao De Carmen – Go, enjoy!


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2 Responses to The city that has it all – Welcome to Barcelona!

  1. Jamie says:

    Great article. Barcelona is one of the destinations we are considering this summer and learning about the gaudi architecture, flamenco dancing and gorgeous beaches will def help us make our decision. Thanks!

    • jastrip team says:

      Glad you found the article useful Jamie! The bus tour is a great way to see the city and you can then decide how to spend the rest of your days in Barcelona.

      Jastrip Team

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