As tourists, we have limited time in the places we visit and we want to make each moment count. This usually means calling an uber, hailing an expensive cab, or running between metro stops in the hopes of seeing as much of a place as humanly possible.
However, I am a firm believer that every once and a while the best way to discover a city is by skipping calling an Uber or navigating the metro between essential sites.
Instead, one of the best things to do in Barcelona is traveling the city on your own two feet.
Now, I know what you are thinking!
Why would I want to waste my precious time in the city walking between sites, it takes a lot more time and more energy.
Fair enough, but take a second to listen to my logic.
Why is walking one of the best things to do in Barcelona?
Because it lets you get a personal view of the city’s people and the atmosphere away from the tourist trail.
Barcelona, while a big city, is perfect for wandering on foot.
It’s my personal experiences trekking across the city visiting local shops, tiny restaurants, and observing local life that made me fall deeply in love with Barcelona.
Those experiences are the reasons it is one of my top recommended cities to visit for people backpacking Europe for the first time.
You don’t have to spend every day trading public transport for walking, but I highly suggest doing it for at least a day or two.