Given a chance, everyone should visit Barcelona sometime. There is so much to see and do. There are Gaudi’s famous buildings and park. Certainly the unfinished Sagrada Familia, which some compare to a melting candle, must be seen.
There is the harbor, the medieval Gothic Quarter, and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics venue. The views from Mont Juïc are spectacular. The colorful crowded city market must be explored. But there is more.
There are museums including ones featuring Joan Miró and Picasso. Fine restaurants, stores and theaters abound.
Las Ramblas, the tree-lined main street down to the harbor, is especially fun to wander in the evening when there are many little shops selling everything from flowers to books to birds while street entertainers vie for your coins. But there something else about Barcelona.
Barcelona is a city of wonderful design. The buildings are proportionate to the streets. It is though one walks through parks rather than down canyons. It is a city where not only is adventurous architecture appreciated but for generations they have paid attention to small details like the design of a bridge or even planter or park bench.
Given a chance, everyone should visit Barcelona.