The stunning city of Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular destinations and it’s clear to see why. It boasts both picturesque urban living and stunning seaside views, offering guests everything they need to relax, unwind, and explore. But the truth is, a city that’s as huge and as vibrant as Barcelona requires a lot longer than a couple of days if you want to experience everything on offer, so prioritizing is often required to maximize your enjoyment on a trip.
Below, we’ve rounded up just five ways to make the most out of your next trip to Barcelona…
Go On a Wine Tour
Yep, you read that correctly. Barcelona is famed for its delicious Catalan wines, and as well as sampling them on an evening in your favorite authentic restaurant, you can see how the wine is made and sample some drinks fresh from fermentation on Barcelona wine tours that are offered around the city. We recommend that you book your spot sooner rather than later, though, as they can fill up fast, and it pays to be prepared so that you can visit the stunning vineyard regions where this traditional drink is loving made by farmers/Catalonian families.
Visit the Labyrinth Park of Horta
Visit the Parc del Laberint d’Horta (Labyrinth Park of Horta) if you want to stretch your legs and spend some time exploring its archetypical hedge maze, perfect for passing time, catching a suntan, and exploring everything the region has to offer. The maze is one of Barcelona’s hidden gems and nestled away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the oldest garden in the city is a great stop-off point when you want to relax and get close to nature.
Sample the Chocolate Museum
It’s been more than five hundred years since chocolate first entered Europe, and ever since, the region has been obsessed. Once you enter the chocolate museum, you’ll meet a giant chocolate ape called Snowy, and get a free chocolate bar to enjoy on your journey around the exhibits. Unfortunately, the majority of the chocolate sculptures are encased in glass, so you can’t take a bite as you walk around, but you’ll definitely want your camera so you can take some pictures of the chocolate-made Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell creatures.
Witness the Barcelona Erotic Museum
Another unusual tourist attraction that’s often overlooked is the Barcelona Erotic Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that’s not suitable for the whole family! This museum features tons of unusual and erotic artifacts and exhibits – and because the museum is so small, you feel all the more uncomfortable. Certainly not for the fainthearted, this is a fun and trivial museum that shouldn’t be taken too seriously – and for just eight euro, the Museu de l’Eròtica de Barcelona is certainly an attraction to add to your bucket list on your next Barcelona visit.
What are you most looking forward to on your next visit to Barcelona? Let us know in the comments, and check back soon for more tips and tricks on making the most of your travels.