Now that abroad is coming to an end, I have decided to make a guide for future students who decide to travel to Barcelona to study abroad.
We will start with food. Everyone knows that Barcelona is known for tapas. The most famous tapas restaurant in El Bourne is called Cal Pep. This is an up-and-coming/hipster part of town. Some of Cal Pep’s popular tapas dishes are patatas bravas, croquettes, and tortilla espanol. The other tapas dishes are mostly seafood and vegetable dishes. Other great tapas places are Bar Pinoxto or El Quim. Both of these places are in the Boqueria off of Las Ramblas. La Boqueria is a really cool market. Another good tapas place is Ciudad Comda. It is in Placa Catalunya. Other good restaurants are La Champgneria, Da Greco, Carpe Diem, Rosa Negra, Cerveceria Catalana, Milk, Princessa 23, and Bar Lovo.
Here are song things to do and sights to see. Camp Nou is the stadium where FC Barcelona plays. It is the biggest soccer stadium in Europe. La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are works of Gaudi. Gaudi is a famous architect here in Barcelona.
His work is splashed all over the city. His work is very trippy and weird. The Picasso museum is another thing to see. It is cool to see the work he did as a child. Montjuic is this high up mountain. At the bottom of it, there is a fountain show, which is spectacular. Tibidabo is the highest point in Barcelona and there is a little amusement park.
The nightlife is crazy here. The main clubs are Otto Zutz, Shoko, Sutton, Bling, Opium, Catwalk, and Up and Down. These were the main clubs that I frequented, but obviously there is a whole city full of clubs. The bars that I went to most nights were Pippermints, Dow Jones, Chupitos, and Hot Bar. Pippermints is this bar with massive drinks. 40 people can share one drink. Each one has a lot of straws coming out of it. Dow Jones is a cool atmosphere. A few times a night the stock market crashes and drinks are super cheap. Chupitos is really fun. They have all these cool shots. Some shots get lit on fire and there are some that you can roast marshmallows out of.
The beach is my favorite part about Barcelona. It has Carpe diem, Shoko, and Opium Mar facing the beach. I love to go there on the weekends that I am here, and in between classes.
Here is a list of 10 things you should know before going abroad to Barcelona: