when u will have the chance to go to bcn u absolutely have fun, drink the more tequila u can and make your life easier.
but first of all please leave home all your paranoia, u don't need them there.
Fondest memory: I don't know if i can write my best memory of barcelona here....
Plaza del Sol
Fondest memory: This square is located in Gracia district. It's is the place I used to go a lot for a coffe or a beer usually after my classes in the University. It is a quiet place with very little shadow (as the name implies - 'Square of the Sun'). So if you go there be ready to get very hot and, if you have a 3-4 beers, you'll probably get very drunk.
Favorite thing: Definitely having Sangria along Las Ramblas and watch the day and the people go by was fantastic. I highly recommend the Picasso Museum as well, which house some the most spectacular pieces- namely my favorite, 'Guernica'.
Take a stroll along the Waterfront.
Fondest memory: A newly built waterfront with a big shopping centre and entertainment centre. There are lots of resturants too. Do try the seafood paella. Paella is considered the national dish of Spain. It is a dish of steam rice. A must try for any visit to Spain.
Fondest memory: Look at the way the fruits are being displayed! Bonita*! You can see that the stall owners have taken great care in displaying their goods, nothing was out of place! One thing to note is that if you want something, please let the stall owners know and they will get it for you. Good services?
Enjoy the life of leisure! Drink lots of coffee, wine and beer, and eat fabulous Catalan food!
Fondest memory: My fondest memories are sitting in cafes, bars and restaurants soaking up the good times. I also enjoyed walking, walking, walking all over the city.
Visit Park Gruel. Take some luch and beers and chill out for a while on the most comfortable chairs you'll ever find in a park (and grooviest I must add).
Fondest memory: Dancing to the crack of dawn down at the Leisure centre clubs. They had a instructor in the club teaching everyone how to salsa. Yeehhhhhh It was so much fun.
Visit La Boqueria, the most famous open-air market in Barcelona ... if you know Montalban's hero (el senor Carvalho) and impressive recipes this is the place you can't miss !!! If you never heard about Manuel Vazquez Montalban (in the picture here below) visit this market and THEN read one of his books ... I can ensure that you'll get the feeling.
Fondest memory: Tapas Bar, nothing similar in Italy ... :-((
Favorite thing: with a pitcher of Sangria! Sitting outside at cafes is one of my favorite activities, wherever I go. I love to people watch especially when travelling just to take in the different culture.
I really enjoyed eating the fresh foods from the Market Place. I would advise anyone to test it out.
The meats especially.....yummy yum.
Favorite thing: Get your glass full before you sit down to watch the Flamenco shows....they do go on a bit and it is sometimes difficult to get topped up during the show !!
Favorite thing: The Catalonian sweets in this elegant pastry shop are beautifully made, displayed like artwork and truly mouthwatering.
Favorite thing: This vendor sells among other fish, a large variety of prawns and shrimp. Some is already cooked and ready to eat on the spot. We did, it was delicious!
The spectacular food market, la Boqueria on the Rambla offers fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish.
Everything is extremly fresh and the display is very colorfull.