Visit Barcelona in March. Avoid the Crowds! Enjoy the City!
Barcelona is beautiful. It’s more than wonderful. It will take your breath away. I can guarantee you that. But let me tell you, if you go in July, you will hate the crowds. Imagine being amazed by a city you came to visit for a week. You walk around from the early morning. You’ve seen things that really inspire you. Well, you get tired. Maybe you want to sit down and drink a cup of coffee. You can’t find a place to sit down. All the chairs are taken. Okay, then you may sit down anywhere and eat ice cream. First you wait in a line for an hour and then all the public sit down places are taken too.
After that, you decide that it might be a great afternoon to hit the beach. You’ll sit down there. And when you’re walking towards the beach you envision scenes from the Shakira video (Loca). You get there and it’s so crowded you can’t move through it. Your Shakira stroll just went away. Then you think about going for a swim. Again, let me tell you, it is so crowded that there are 8 rows of sardines (I mean people) in front of you blocking your way to the water. In the end, you return to your hotel room feeling exhausted.
Don’t get me wrong. Barcelona is still worth your time, your money, your energy and above all, your patience. The takeaway you get from museums, architecture, restaurants, food, wine, people and shopping is far greater than the problems you may experience with crowds. Everything about Barcelona makes you feel grand and magnificent. Just like the Olympic Games or the song “Barcelona” written by Freddie Mercury for Monserrat Caballe about her home town. Comment by Pablo Picasso about his life in Barcelona summarises what I’m trying to tell you perfectly. “Barcelona, there is where I understood how far I could reach” – Pablo Picasso.
Picture this. You take a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. On the first day, to get the big picture you take Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour (1 or 2 Day options available). Then you take a walking tour through the old town of Barcelona, called the Gothic Quarter, which has a unique Spanish charm. In the evening if the weather approves you can take a 2-hour Sunset Sailing Tour from Port Vell, and enjoy the sunset, wine and snacks.
Over the course of the next few days, there are things you can’t miss out on. First is the Picasso Walking Tour & Picasso Museum of Barcelona. Gain fast track entrance to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral to enjoy more time to explore this icon of Barcelona made by Gaudi. Also not to be missed by Gaudi is the Casa Milà-La Pedrera: Skip The Line Ticket with the most fabulous Audio Guide. Trust me, if you have just one day in Barcelona this is the site you should see. Also by the famous architect Gaudi, you can Fast Track: Park Güell Guided Walking Tour. You’ll have a hard time getting in otherwise because they let in a limited group of people at a time. Let’s not forget the FC Barcelona Museum Camp Nou 3-Hour Tour with Brunch if you are a football fan.
The taste and high quality of food in Spain will blow you away. Some things you can experience food related are Barcelona Tapas Experience, go on a Half-Day Cooking Workshop & Market Tour, or take a Paella Cooking Experience with Boqueria Market Tour. Barcelona even has a Chocolate Museum, Museu de la Xocolata, where you can discover the history of cocoa, see a variety of chocolate sculptures and enjoy tasty chocolate in the cafe. When you leave you will be able to impress your friends with your chocolate knowledge.
Maybe, even more, exciting than activities in Barcelona are the excursions you can take from Barcelona. There are a ton of activities you can choose from. You can enjoy a half day out in Montserrat on a horse riding experience in the national park, after visiting the Monastery on the mountain just a few minutes away from Barcelona with Montserrat and Horse Riding Tour. You can visit centuries-old family-run wineries with Tapas & Wine Tasting 4 wine and 4 cava (champagne-like) places. You can go on a day hike through the Pyrenees and visit ancient villages such as Ripoll, Vic and Sant Joan de les Abadeses in the heart of Catalonia.
You can also visit Girona, Figueres & Dalí Museum in a Full-Day Tour from Barcelona. It takes you to the northern Catalyuna cities of Figueres and Girona. On this full-day tour, you’ll visit the landmark Teatre-Museu Dalí (surrealist painter) in Figueres, and see Girona’s well-preserved Jewish quarter while on a walking tour of that city. You can also explore Tarragona, one of the best-preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain on a half-day trip from Barcelona or visit Medieval Villages of Catalonia in a one day tour.
Next experiences are for the adrenaline junkies only. Get panoramic views of Catalonia’s natural landscape while floating above it in a Hot Air Balloon Ride from Barcelona. You can also enjoy a Ferrari Driving Experience & Water Sports Activity. There is a Ghost Walking Tour in Barcelona too. Most extreme, I think, is the fact that you can visit three countries in one day tour. Enjoy the medieval town of Bagà early in the morning, have lunch in France and do some shopping in Andorra, and then head back to Spain, passing famous Montserrat en route.
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