Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Regular visitors to the Britannia Emigration blog will be familiar with our Sunday afternoon tips. But for those of you who aren’t, here’s the low down: when you first move to a new city we think that a Sunday afternoon is one of the best times to explore your new surroundings. Most people are usually free on a Sunday afternoon and it’s a relaxing part of the week so it’s a great time to explore your new city.
So if you’re moving to Barcelona here are a few things we think you should do one Sunday afternoon to help get you better acquainted with your new surroundings.
1.Take a stroll down La Rambla
La Rambla is one of the most famous streets in Europe, it’s packed with street performers, artists and street vendors, so there’s never a dull moment. During the summer La Rambla is often packed with tourists so buying a nice cool drink, taking a seat and watching the world go buy is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
2. Try some of the city’s amazing seafood
Barcelona is heaven for seafood lovers. As the city is located by the sea there’s plenty of fresh fish and seafood delicacies are readily available. The city’s restaurants, markets and tapas bars are full of some of the most amazing seafood that you could wish for.
One of our favourites is Mariscco Corsega
, where you can choose the fish and seafood that you would like and the staff prepares it for you straight away. Another restaurant that you must visit is 7 Portes which was founded in 1836 and serves the city’s most famous paella.
3. Visit Gaudi’s Park Guell
Gaudi’s architectural work is synonymous with Barcelona and one of the best places to marvel at his work is the Park Guell. Construction of Park Guell began in 1900 and it was completed 1914. The park features amazing buildings, beautiful stone structures and stunning tiling.
Visiting the park on a Sunday afternoon is a great way to relax, unwind and see some amazing architecture. But the Park Guell isn’t the only place you can see Gaudi’s work in Barcelona. You should also check out The Sagrada Familia which is one of the most famous churches in the world. The church was designed by Gaudi and is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world.
4. Go to a street party
Barcelona is famous for being a party town and there are events and parties taking place all over the city through the year. During September, the week long Festes de la Mercee takes place. The event started as a small religious festival but evolved into a a huge cerebration of Catalan culture. These days there are fireworks, street parties and parades taking place
5.Visit the Camp Nu
The Camp Nu, home to FC Barcelona, is one of the greatest stadiums ever built. The 99,534 capacity stadium is the largest in Europe and eleventh biggest in the world. Regardless of whether or not you’re a football fan, the stadium is well worth a visit just for its amazing architecture and its grand scale.