Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear COMFORTABLE shoes. Let me say it again--Comfortable shoes. Barcelona and Porto have serious cobblestone streets that will do your feet and body in and kill any form of shoe with a heel!!!!! Two pairs with plenty of socks--'cause focused tour freaks like us will go for hours and those tootsies get sweaty. (Did Rome with only one good pair and I was a mess by the end.) Pic of my worn Clark espadrilles! (Coming soon)
Look at my overall tip suggestions in Miscellaneous Tips for one list.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Barcelona is a town for walking, so make sure that your shoes are comfortable. New fashionable shoes will ruin your visit. My wife came with such shoes and could not walk after the first day, making our tours slow and painful.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Basically, you can get everywhere by metro, however, if you want to see all the great sights of the city, you'll have to do it by foot. So bring your most comfortable shoes, you're gonna need them, believe me!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Your best walking shoes/sneakers are necessary! Whether it's taking a walking tour of Modernista architecture or just wandering the Barri Gotic and Las Ramblas, there is a lot to be seen in Barcelona by foot.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies I forgot a nail file, i found I needed on more than you'd think! You can find what you need at the pharmacies which are marked with a neon cross in either red or green
Photo Equipment Lots of film and/or media cards for the tons of photos you will take. This picture was done with a fisheye lens.
Luggage and bags Never leave home with your luggage full. You always buy something during your trip. How are you carryng it home?
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Comfortable shoes! There is no better way to get to know a city than walking around it! You can get to know all the main points in Barcelona on foot. It is healthy and cheap! As long as you are prepared.....
Photo Equipment I recommend a digital camera......
Luggage and bags I would recommend taking as little as possible on day trips so you don't have to carry a bag...it makes the day much more enjoyable. :)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Take some shorts for sure...it gets warm there during the day...even in late October.
Next time I'd also take some thongs or sandles to walk along the beach in...I wasn't sure how safe the sand was in bare feet.
Luggage and bags Bring a bag that is easy to tote around. A backpack would be a great thing but sling it in front of you so that you can watch out for pickpockets. In this bag you can put your cameras and stuff like that.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Just good comfortable shoes and lose clothes in the summer. Warm coats on the winter but not too heavy coz Barcelona is best seen walking.
Photo Equipment Nothing much. Stock up on film if you're coming from the Philippines coz its rather expensive here.
Miscellaneous A map of the metro and a street map are indispensible for the first time traveller. The streets can be absolutely confusing at times. If you have a Palm Pilot i suggest getting TomTom City Maps, a truly impressive program that allows you to plot your route. Even better if you have a GPS system attached to it. The Metro Guide is also available for the Palm so you can download it too.
Luggage and bags For a short term city tripp, a small suitecase is ok.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Adjust your clothing to a mediterranean climate.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear Barcelona has some nice small beaches, and if the weather is fine (which is most of the time from spring to fall) bring some beach wear
Miscellaneous To see much means to walk a lot, so bring good comfortbale shoes
Luggage and bags Pack light
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Comfortable shoes are a necessity. I ended up with a toe problem due to poor fitting shoes and had to cut the toe out of my canvas sneakers to get by. Don't let this happen to you.