Make sure you pack some comfy shoes – the best way to discover the hidden gems of the city is on foot, walking around and exploring all that Barcelona has to offer. Some of the best places that we found were the ones that we just stumbled across. But if walking isn’t for you, then don’t worry. Barcelona’s public transport is faultless. We bought a 48-hour travel card for €12 which allows unlimited travel on all public transport including, buses, metro, and trams.
In the evenings, we recommend visiting The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Here you will find endless amounts of traditional tapas bars and restaurants among some of the oldest architecture in the city. One hidden gem that has to be tried and tested is La Alcoba Azul, it translates to The Blue Alcove. A narrow, darkened bar lit with a copious number of candles and a very well stocked bar.
Accommodation wise, we stayed a 5-minute tram ride away from the city centre, where things are little bit quieter. If you are booking a hotel room be sure to request a city centre view if you can and watch the incredible sunsets over the city.