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I stayed at casa camper, the coolest hotel I've ever stayed at (I recommend the city view rooms over the garden views). It is only 1/2 block off the top end of las ramblas, a quick walk from the airport express drop-off at plaza cataluña. I felt safe wandering around and even getting lost in the maze of adjacent walking streets in such a busy touristy area up until about 9pm, then I returned to hotel. Aside from arriving to or leaving the city, I never carried anything of much value while out and about but I've heard stories of some pretty aggressive thieves in the area. I enjoyed the hop on/off bus to get the lay of the land, but also walked miles and lingered wherever anything interesting beckoned. I'd return anytime, with pleasure!
In El Born my favourite spots are: santa maría del mar, passeig del born, plaça Sant agusti, carrer del portal nou, and rooftop of Barcelona Edition In el gótico: carrer de Joaquim Pou, catedral, the kiss murales at plaça Isidre nonell, carrer del Bisbe, plaça Sant Felipe Neri, plaça reial Other favorire spots: rooftop of the hotel ayre rosellon for an amazing view on Sagrada familia, rooftop hotel 360 in Raval, rooftop of yurban hotel in calle Trafalgar. The arc De trionf area with ciutadella park, playa bogatell, el búnker Carmel Places to eat : El xampanyet, bar jaica, llamber, can fisher, el nacional (to grab a glass of wine but NO food), Hoffman for the best mascarpone croissant of the city
I found la rambla overrated. The best tapas was on Calle Blai, pincho js was my favourite. Buses metros and trains were very easy. I'm glad I had pre booked the sagrada familia with an audio guide because so much was enriched by listening to what I was looking at. Very glad for it. I loved the Gothic quarter. Going up to montjuic Castle gave great views though the castle itself was take or leave, not super expensive though. Palau Guell was an unexpected stop as we walked past, less popular than other attractions but actually really cool I loved it.
I spent a week in Barcelona solo and really enjoyed it. Get tickets in advance for Sagrada Familia! I also really enjoyed Picasso museum. Flamenco at Palau Delmases was excellent - small intimate venue.
I stayed in Barcelona Central Garden Hostel in Eixample and loved it. Great location, within walking distance of the Gothic Quarter and also near to a metro station. They arranged activities and there was a free walking tour that went from the hostel and linked up with another company that offered lots of different tours.
I love Barcelona and there is literally so much to see and do. I’d recommend the sightseeing bus to get to see a lot of it. Park Guell is beautiful and gives amazing views. The port is also lovely and some good paella to be had around this area. The gothic quarter is lovely and great for bars/restaurants. One of my go to places for an authentic tapas experience is El Xampanyet. Quimet et Quimet is also great, both small places but try and get a space at the bar and soak in the atmosphere. The market (La Boqueria) is a must and some lovely seafood at Universal in there. My main tip would be wander, explore the little alley ways and you’ll stumble across some hidden gems.
Safety: I felt very safe there. Keep your personal belongings on your front side (purse/backpack) do not keep anything in your pockets. Accommodation: I stayed at Fabrizzio's Petit hostel. Best hostel I have ever stayed in. Centrally based to any attraction you would like to see. Recommendations: I would suggest buying a 10 pass metro ticket to get around. I walked between 10-15 miles a day but learning the metro system was very helpful.
Safety: Barcelona is a safe city for solo travel. There are a lot of pickpockets but exercise common sense and keep your bag in front of you, particularly when on the metro or on las Ramblas. Exercise similar caution at the beach. Recommendations: Barcelona is a great city for walking. I liked to stroll down Passeig de Gràcia and stop in El Nacional for tapas or some wine. The gothic quarter and borne are also great places to walk.
All the big attractions are worth hitting but buy tickets in advance: Sagrada familia, Park güell, Casa bastillo. Montserrat is awesome and you can get there with public transportation. Safety: I’ve been several times without issues. Just be aware and have a travel plan before you set out.
I honestly was not a fan of la Sagrada familia, outside is very cool, but I didn’t like the inside at all besides the stained glass. La Palau de la Musica Catalana was phenomenal though! The most beautiful concert hall I’ve ever been too, and I’m a musician. And the acoustics are out of this world. They played a tiny bit on the organ during the tour. The acoustics of la Sagrada familia were terrible, even though the audio tour said that Gaudi designed it to be heard all throughout the city when the organ played. I know I may be a bit biased because I’m a musician, but I didn’t feel like it was necessary to go inside the church. I like the older architecture of the basilica de Santa Maria Del Mar and the Barcelona cathedral a lot more. I stayed near the gothic quarter and loved walking around the neighborhood and el born.
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