1 Open Air Food Markets
In Barcelona, Spain, there is a beautiful, open air food market that sells...basically anything you can think of, and of course, a bunch of stuff that has never crossed your mind.
2 The Parks
Yes, this is in a park. It is called Park Guell. I have never been to a park this nice in the United States. They have higher standards in Europe, I guess! Within Parc Guell, there are buskers and different foods to buy. The landscaping is phenomenal and the pigeons are hungry and apparently very used to being fed by tourists.
3 The Beach
Are you ready for the smoulder? Master the art of doing nothing by making sure you spend an entire day on the beach. It is a wonderful place to just hangout and meet new people, or, if you are staying in a nearby hostel, it's a great place to invite some people you've recently met to get to know them in an open-air setting.
The best club experience I've possibly ever had! It seems that everyone knows how to salsa and chacha in Barcelona, Spain. The best part about this is, as a woman (who is typically the follower in the dancing pair, if matched with a man), I only needed to know some basic steps to get through the night because I was following my partners' lead.
So if you are looking for one of the best salsa and chacha experiences while you are abroad, Barcelona is an excellent place to visit, even if it's just for a weekend.
5 The Flea Market: Market dels Encants
The flea market I went to was enormous. You could easily spend 2 or 3 hours there and I think that's about how long my friends and I stayed after we split up to do our own exploring.
Spread across two stories and in an open-air colleseum (I guess Spaniards love breathing fresh air or something), if you're keen on hunting for eclectic treasures, this flea market is a wonderful place to go seeking your fortunes.
6 Watching Buskers
7 Art Museums
Touristy? Maybe so. But, we didn't really plan to go to any museums while we were in Barcelona, but just so happened to bump into a free one. There were also beautiful statues and some of the most intense wall murals I've seen anywhere. If you can ignore my goofiness, you'll notice the beautiful background of the photo above.
8 Feeding the PIGEONS!!
First of all, don't judge me. While I was at Parc Guell, I spent the majority of my time there sharing a sandwich with the pigeons. Which makes me think that I am not the only one who'd been feeding them. I guess they'll perform for anyone willing to part with a few breadcrumbs, but as a person who never made time to just sit outside and literally do nothing, doing so in a beautiful location, taking in the scenery, and spending time with the local birds was a peaceful activity all on its own.
9 Rent a Rowboat at Parque de la Ciutadella
Rowing a boat is a lot trickier than Captain Jack Sparrow makes it look! It takes coordination! It takes pizzaz! It might even take jazz hands, a second person, and the half forgotten lyrics of The Little Mermaid's "Kiss the Girl." Whatever it does take, it is both fun, and relaxing to rent a boat in a large, beautiful, Barcelonian park. And on top of everything, Spanish parks are so well landscaped that anywhere you could possible look will give you a beautiful image that you will want to keep in your mind for an eternity.
If you take a trip to Parque de la Citutadella, you, too, can row with your comrades while singing "Kiss the Girl" loudly, obnoxiously, and incredibly off-key.
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