Barcelona is one of the most fun cities of the planet to visit. From spectacular architecture to delicious and varied food, it is impossible to not appreciate the culture of one of Spain’s most magnificent cities. Situated right on the beautiful medeterrainian waters, Barcelona is one of the most attractive locations for anyone to visit in Europe. There are a lot of fun things for travellers to do in Barcelona in 2020. We’ve picked out five notable ones:
Basilica Sagrada Familia
The Basilica Sagrada Familia is generally considered the crowning work of the great Catalan based architect, Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi began constructing the Sagrada Familia in the mid 1800s and amazingly the church has not been finished yet. It is one of the most ornate churches in existence with an incredibly detailed facade on all sides. If you decide to visit and want to make your way up one of the towers, make sure you get your tickets several days in advance, particularly if you are visiting at peak season because the tickets do sell out.
Playa de la Mar Bella
One of the flagship beaches of Barcelona, Playa de la Mar Bella is primarily a gay centric beach. Barcelona actually has one of the more active homosexual scenes in Europe so there are plenty of gay friendly sites such as gay friendly bars. Playa de la Mar Bella takes that to a whole different level as a fun place for anyone to relax on a beautiful beach but particularly an attraction for the gay partiers who want to meet others on the beach.
Casa Batllo is another incredible work of Antoni Gaudi, and is one of the only surviving examples of a large house built by Gaudi. It has a beautiful front that is visible to all of the pedestrians walking by on the street. The coolest part of this house is probably the incredibly ornate balconies. Casa Battlo holds all sorts of fun events like their Magic Nights series where you can go at night and listen to music after getting private looks around. You may even be able to go up on the roof.
Mercat de la Boqueria
The Mercat de la Boqueria is a must do for anyone visiting Barcelona. This incredible market is filled with all sorts of food, including hot foods, fish, fresh fruits, and perhaps most notably, tons of the famous iberian ham as well as cheese. This is a great place to come to eat snacks or lunch and is an easy walk to many of the other desirable locations around the city such as the Gothic Quarter. After your first the in the Mercat de la Boqueria you will probably find yourself coming back again and again.
Parc Guell is another Gaudi masterpiece, but is very different from the rest in that it is an actual park. It is made in the typical Gaudi modernist style, very similar to how architecture may look in a fantastical world. The main downside of Parc Guell is it is relatively far out of the city so it is difficult to get to the park without it taking up a good amount of your day. If you have the time though it is a very cool site to see and a fun place to walk around.