Travel Bits: Barcelona

Travel Bits: Barcelona

by Irina Groushevaia | Photoblogs | Jan 23, 2017

Hans Christian Anderson visits Barcelona in 1862, and says, “We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia.” Little has changed.



Playa de la Barceloneta, or Barceloneta beach, is one of the oldest and largest beaches in Barcelona. It’s well connected to public transportation and is easy accessible from many central neighborhoods, which attracts a lot of tourists and locals. The beach aligns many hotels, little cafes and restaurants serving the freshest seafood I’ve ever had.


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Nearby are also the Picasso museum and the world’s biggest Cannabis museum.

The best way to explore the city is walk and experience the amazing architecture, history, people, food and finding hidden gems, as well as experiencing the crazy night life at Moog or Pacha.





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