If you’re craving an escape to good food, breathtaking views and lots and lots of wine, Barcelona is the perfect place. From metropolitan shopping and cuisine to century old cathedrals and cobblestone side streets, there is something for everyone.
1. La Sagrada Familia
This cathedral of wonder holds it’s own category. Buy tickets (ahead of time) to check out this massive cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudí that is still being built over 130 years later.
Stuff yourself silly with local Catalan tapas like chorizo, sardines, goat cheese and patatas bravas (fried potatoes drizzled a lovely white sauce). Other yummy dishes include a seafood and rice medley called paella, but avoid the touristy restaurants for the best experience.
Barcelona has a great train system that can transport you all across the country. Visit the Black Madonna in the old world village of Montserrat, or take an hour ride into the serene Penedes countryside to visit the vineyards.