Barcelona is one of the most vibrant cities on the planet. Whether you enjoy landmark architecture, pioneering art or simply a stroll in the streets, solo traveling in Barcelona is brimful of surprises.
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When it comes to solo traveling in Barcelona, the biggest problem is the choice. A Gaudí tour? Strolling through Las Ramblas? Or perhaps just lazing on the beach? Take a look at our roundup of 8 thrilling things to get up to in Barcelona.
1. Las Ramblas
Barcelona's pedestrianized heart is best experienced in the early morning. Stop to buy a coffee, smell the flowers or buy a newspaper.
2. Gorgeous Gaudi
Antoni Gaudí is the city's visionary architect. His masterwork, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, is simply breathtaking.
3. Rent a bicycle
There's an enticing 5-mile beachside boardwalk starting at Barceloneta that makes for a great bicycle ride, with plenty of refreshment stops along the way.
4. Magical Miro
Experience the mind-bending surrealist eye of Barcelona-born artist Joan Miro at the Fundacio Joan Miro in Montjuïc Park. The world will never look the same again.
5. Beach life
Take a picnic selected from Barceloneta Market and head to your pick of the nearby beaches. Early evenings are best and the Mediterranean Sea is always welcoming.
6. La Plaça Reial
This spot lies at the heart of Bari Goti. The square that translates as "Royal Plaza" is home to restaurants, nightclubs and surprise evening performances. Great at any time of the day - or night.
7. Take a cable car
Starting in Montjuïc Park, a soaring cableway takes passengers to Montjuïc Castle. There are unbeatable views of the city below.
8. Go to a soccer match
Experiencing a match at the legendary Camp Nou, where FC Barcelona play, isn't only for soccer fans. It's a real insight into Barcelona's soul. There's a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and tickets are readily available at the ground itself.