At the heart of Catalonia you will find the vibrant and bustling city of Barcelona. It’s a popular destination for tourists all year round, plus it’s a place that locals are extremely proud of. It’s home to great art and fabulous buildings, a rich history and also some great modern add ons.

As soon as I hopped off the ferry in Barcelona I was blown away by the place.. It is definitely a city that is never short of things for people visiting to see and do. Here are some great things that I found on my latest trip.

Hit The Beach

I don’t usually associate big cosmopolitan cities with a trip to the beach, but in Barcelona you can escape the hustle and bustle on La Barceloneta. It’s an absolute must do when you visit. When you’re not working on your tan you can feast on some amazing freshly caught seafood from any number of seaside huts. It’s a great place for a swim, and if you’re feeling a little energetic you try your hand at watersports; windsurfing, jet skiing, snorkeling and kite-surfing are all available. When the sun goes down the fun doesn’t stop because it turns it to a great place to have a party.

Visit The Camp Nou

Whenever someone mentions the word Barcelona the first thing I think about is football. The city is home to one of the most famous teams in the world and probably the most stunning football stadium you will ever see – even if you’re not a football fan you will blown away by the place. They run tours there throughout the day which are very affordable, you can’t leave Barcelona without taking one. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a gameday do your best to get a ticket and enjoy the passionate atmosphere inside, as well as get to watch the very best in the game at work.

A Bit Of Culture

After enjoying the beach and the football it’s time to take in a bit of Barcelona’s history. The best place to do this is the Santa Maria del Mar cathedral. It gives visitors an insight into just how good the gothic architecture is there. You can stroll around marvelling at the stained glass windows and of course get a glimpse of the world famous window of Ascension.