Barcelona Travel Guide
Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona sits on the Mediterranean Sea in the country’s northeast. Easily accessible by international flights, road, and rail, Barcelona offers something for everyone.
Creatively stimulating at every turn, travelers explore medieval buildings in the Gothic Quarter and art in an endless list of museums and galleries. Barcelona also houses La Sagrada Familia, the final work of modernist Antoni Gaudi. Wander on foot and you’ll earn some of the city’s many gastronomic delights; pinxtos, fresh seafood, or sangria. For those looking to lounge at the beach or party the night away, you won’t be bored. The city has over four kilometers of sandy beach and a large menu of clubs to keep you grooving.
Young backpackers and refined travelers alike are charmed by this stylish and bustling city. But words cannot capture the essence of Barcelona – one has to visit to see, taste, and feel the true allure.
Mouth watering tapas, the sea salt in the air and beauty and culture all around – Barcelona is at once calming, yet vibrant; relaxing, yet inspiring.
A cautious note – in the recent past, Barcelona has gained notoriety for passports and belongings being flicked, even while walking down the popular Gothic Quarter. Do keep a copy of your passport and other valuables at a safe place.
Barcelona Travel Budget
Barcelona ranks as a must visit on the itinerary of most travellers to Spain, and considering costs and benefits as well it seems to be a great option. There are places to suit every budget and overall the city is not very expensive. Below is an approximate list of spending budgets for 3 categories of travellers namely budget, mid-range and luxury. For those on a budget traveling to Barcelona, we recommend aiming to spend 60 euro per day to manage expenses efficiently. For mid-range and luxury travelers visiting Barcelona we recommend budgeting anywhere from 120-180 euro per day on your trip.
The major components of these costs are Accommodation (approx) 50% and Food & Soft Beverages (approx) 20%. The remaining includes local transport, entertainment, communication, tips, etc. A decent hotel double room would cost approx 110 euros, lunch and dinner for two approx 60 euros, and a day of local travel and sights approx 25 euros.