When planning a trip to Barcelona, the planning strategy is as important as the plans themselves – if you don’t go about it the right way, for example when it comes to booking hotels in Barcelona, you risk turning your holiday into a nightmare.Guide to Barcelona
Here are a few guidelines to help you plan your trip to Barcelona.
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What To Do
This is both the easiest and most difficult part of planning a trip to Barcelona – it is easy because there are simply so many things to see and do, but it is that very reason that also makes it so hard.
Many people tend to be over optimistic about their planning and squeeze too many attractions into a short time period, making their plans either exhausting to follow through with or downright impossible.
Barcelona is a huge city, and while the subway makes it easy to get around, you will want to spend more time above ground than stuck in the subway stations so a great option is to rent a car for the duration of your trip – just make sure your travel insurance covers it otherwise if you want dependable European breakdown cover.
Give yourself some space between the attractions to simply wander and explore the streets that aren’t in the guide books, check out boutique shops and have a rest and order a drink in one of the many small bars.
What To Eat
In a city popular with tourists, it is easy to fall into tourist traps and eating over priced food in bad restaurants.
The number one rule to avoid this is to avoid the most touristic areas – you don’t need to go very far from the tourist streets to find better value and good food, and it’s so worth the extra effort.
Barcelona offers some really exciting food for food lovers, and a nice quick snack when you are out and about on your sightseeing is the patata omelette sandwich which is available pretty much anywhere.
The baguette is filled with a cold potato omelette which both fills you up, and gives you a taste of the Catalan cuisine.
Where To Stay
We’ve posted a fair amount of articles about Barcelona, and for a good reason – it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, and it’s also one of our personal favorites.
But what many people find difficult when planning their trip is to find any good accommodation, which is something we haven’t focused on much in our previous articles.
Barcelona can be a tricky place when it comes to accommodation, and many who don’t do any research and just pick the first best at the cheapest price available, risk ending up in a terrible hotel and ruin their holiday completely.
To avoid getting disappointed with your accommodation, choose something safe.
One of the most popular and reliable hotel chains is HCC Hotels, a hotel chain which offers high-quality accommodation in excellent locations in the city center.
By choosing a well known hotel and reading other peoples’ reviews online from their experiences, you are more likely to find something you actually enjoy.
Hope you enjoy your trip to Barcelona!
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