My favorite part of Barcelona is simple the all around depth of the city. It is a city with amazing culture, a comfortable climate, interesting history, good transportion/walkability, and Mediterranean beaches. There are not many cities in the world where you can be a five minute walk from a beach, a gothic cathedral, an amazing historic site, and a great meal. Overall, Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world.
Least favorite thing:
I have been to numerous beaches in my lifetime, but La Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona is the most crowded beach I have ever been to. In the summer it can be a challenge to even find a place to sit down or lay out without bumping into someone.
For next time:
Due to the crowds at La Barceloneta, I would like to check out some of the beaches outside the city. I have heard they are significantly less crowded than La Barceloneta. I would also like to buy some food from La Boqueria that I can cook. Last time I was in Barcelona I was not staying in accommodation with a kitchen, so I was unable to take full advantage of the amazing market. I would also like to visit Montjuic next time, which I have heard good things about.
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