Barcelona, Spain

  1. Book your tickets in advance. Planning to see the three magnificent Gaudi sites in La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, or La Pedrera in Casa Mila? Always make sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid being locked out. You’ll also get to skip the long lines by planning your trip there ahead. In Park Guell, they allow only a certain number of people a day. A basic ticket to La Sagrada Familia will cost you 14.80 euros. Tickets to Park Guell at 7 euros for adults and 4.90 euros for seniors and children. Tickets to La Pedrera at Casa Mila are 2.50 euros for adults, 16.50 euros for students, and 10.25 euros for children ages 7-12.
  2. The city of Barcelona is famous for its amazing cuisine and the best way to try it is by ordering tapas with a cool, refreshing glass of red wine or white sangria. Along the beach at Barceloneta, are numerous cafes and restaurants providing great deals. At the La Sagrada Familia, El Tastet de L’ Artur offers a set of tapas lunch menu for 15 euros per person. Don’t also miss the seafood paella, an authentic Spanish cuisine.
  3. Watch a flamenco show. Travel up the hill of Montjuic neighborhood for a magnificent view of the city skyline. Watch a flamenco show while savoring a Tablao de Carmen dinner or enjoy the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, a lights and music fountain show similar to the Bellagio light and music show in Las Vegas.
  4. Immerse yourself in the seductive seaside of Barcelona. Get a bare in the old city center at such budget choices at Pensio2000 or Chic and basic. For elegant and luxurious hotels, try Hotel Neri in the Barri Gotic or Hotel 1898 in La Rambla.
  5. Have a taste of Barcelona’s tempting eateries. A short walk from Museo Picasso is the colorful, modern market of Santa Caterina. At Bar Joan, get a tasty set lunch for 11 euros. The main attraction is the Tuesday specialty, arros negre (cuttle fish ink rice). The Cuines de Santa Caterina serves everything from classic Mediterranean cooking to sushi.