easy to get around
Posted Oct 25, 2016
Location next to main transportation hub, taxis to center of city inexpensive under 10 euros, or walk, takes about 25min. Lots of very good restaurants, and coffee shops with great pastries and breads. Shopping was excellent with an abundance of stores to satisfy your wants, definitely your needs.
The best was the architecture, museums, parks and their waterfront. To get into museums line ups were the norm but if you bought your tickets on line you by passed all this and were ahead of the crowd, especially if you went about 45 min to an hour after opening it seemed to be the lull before the storm. The Picasso Museum was excellent, takes you from his childhood to master, fascinating. The Basílica de la Sagrada Familia just blew my mind with the architecture, color of stone, stained glass and the light. If you go make sure it is a sunny day so you experience how the beams of sun light bring the space to life.
Barcelona has some of the finest restaurants and a number with Michelin stars, reservations a must. The food outstanding with service to match. Michelin star or not the good spots need reservations, when we were dinning in the evening we saw a lot of people who would be walking by, look at the menu, decide to come in for dinner to be turned away, no reservation. We also found that most restaurants were open for dinner when you wanted and not the late dinning hour of 9pm on as we were led to believe.