You cannot go to Barcelona without checking out the crazy architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí. I’m not going to sit here and pretend I’m well-versed in art–I’m not. But I do know his work is considered “neo-gothic” and it’s trippy as hell.
You can take the subway to the Passeig de Gracia, which spits you out at the famous Gaudí house. We didn’t have time to buy tickets and go in, unfortunately, but there’s supposed to be more crazy furniture and decorations by him inside. The exterior is worth a look in itself:
You also must go to the Sagrada Familia. This cathedral is still under construction (and apparently always will be, at this point). There are no words to describe how quirky and gorgeous this place is. So many complex details, and gorgeous stained glass fixtures everywhere.
Afterwards, we took a trip to La Boqueria. This is one of the oldest outdoor markets in Barcelona, and there’s a plethora of different fresh produce and snacks to make any food blogger happy. We found some of the freshest fruit at these stands, and it was incredibly refreshing on a hot day.
There are also crazy street snacks, like these:
And artisan Spanish cured meats.
There are also places to sit down and eat. We spotted a fresh seafood counter and chowed down on clams and grilled cuttlefish.
We had an incredibly adventurous last few days in Barcelona. Next up: Ibiza!