Barcelona has it all: culture, cuisine and beach! That's why Barcelona was on top of my bucket-list of places I wanted to visit. It certainly did not disappoint me!
Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882. The Park Güell, a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmen Hill, is also designed by Gaudi. As is Casa Milà, which is also known as La Pedrera.
I did a tour in Camp Nou stadium, the official home of FC Barcelona and largest football stadium in Europe. The field was being replaced due to the summer stop. But I could still imagine the famous players of FC Barcelona being on the pitch, while they are supported by almost 100.000 socios.
Not all of my time was spend within the city. I also went to the beach a couple of times. The beaches in Barcelona are easy to reach by foot (Barceloneta, with clubs for the nightlife) or by metro (the 9 km continuous stretch north from Barceloneta).