A visit to the Picasso Museum is definitely in order. The museum holds a very large collection of this master artist - some 2000 of them!
Watch a flamenco dance show - so much energy and so beautiful!
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
GRAB A BITE
Barcelona is simply the best place to savour Catalan cuisine. There are many places to try this cuisine, but undoubtedly one of the better ones is Leku in Les Corts district. Spend an afternoon savouring a long and leisurely tapas meal at any one of the tapas bars around La Ramblas. And do make it a point to try the paella that is a traditional Spanish dish.
Barcelona is quite the shopping hub, and the major shopping districts are located in the historical and central areas of the city. Fashionastas will know that Zara and Mango are the newly internationalized Spanish brands and these are of course present as are all other well known brands. Barcelona is known for its shopping and Ramblas and El Corte Inglés in Placa Catalunya has a huge department store where one can buy almost anything. One word of caution though: Please watch your wallet and handbag as pickpocketing is quite rampant in the city.
Summers are warm, but not too hot either as May temps in the region of 69°F/21°C during the day and reaching its warmest in August at 83° F/29 °C.
The currency in use is the Euro - again, do not carry too much cash on your person as Barcelona is known for petty theft and bag snatching. Not to scare you, but just a warning to be cautious. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.