BARCELONA IS ONE OF THE MOST VISITED CITIES IN THE WORLD, AND FOR GOOD REASON: IT HAS IT ALL! THE BEACH, NATURE, MOUNTAINS, MONUMENTS, GOOD WEATHER, AND GREAT FOOD. SOMETIMES, IT CAN BE HARD TO FIND THE MOST AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE, BUT NOT WHEN YOU’RE WITH US!
No matter if it’s your first time in our city or not, one of the best ways to enjoy any destination by asking the locals for their recommendations and enjoying all the great food, bars, and public spaces it has to offer.
"Barcelona has become so popular that you really need inside tips from a local to discover its true authentic character."
Five things we love about Barcelona:
1. THERE’S HISTORY IN (ALMOST) EVERY CORNER
Barcelona is a small but important city, and every corner has a story to tell!
2. MENU TIME!
Eating is a core part of our culture, so you’ll find a family-owned restaurant or bar around every corner. At lunchtime, most of them offer a “Menu” which consists of 2 or 3 options for starter and 2 or 3 options for main course, with a dessert and drink included in the price. Sometimes - if you’re lucky - you’ll even find grandma cooking in the kitchen!
3. THANK GOD, IT’S FLAT!
There are several hills in and around Barcelona, but the city centre itself is very flat. Barcelona locals stopped using bikes in the early 20thCentury when cars and then motorbikes became the preferred modes of transport. However, over the last 10 years, bikes have begun to take over the streets of Barcelona, making for a cleaner, happier city!
4. IT’S GREEN
Barcelona is a small city hemmed in on all sides by the sea, Mount Tibidabo, and two rivers – Llobregat to the South and Besòs to the North – which leaves no room for the city to expand. Even so, the streets are lined with trees, which provide some nice shade when you stop at a traffic light on your bike, and there are many parks, where you can kick back and relax Mediterranean style.
5. IT'S HOME TO MANY DIFFERENT VILLAGES
Some of the neighbourhoods in Barcelona were small villages as recently as a century ago. The people living there now remember them as they were and keep the character alive. Riding around the city on a bike allows you to cover a lot of ground in just a few hours, and often you find yourself in an area that no longer feels like the big city, but as if you’re visiting a small village instead. Inside these neighbourhoods there are hardly any cars, children play freely in the streets, and there are many small boutique stores and local organisations.