Over the past year and a half, we’ve had a blast writing about our amazing city and the surrounding areas.
While that’s inspiration enough to launch a yearly “Best of” recap of our favorite blog posts, we’ve also chosen September as our celebration of the Barcelona Experience best-of because September is home to Catalan Independence Day.
On Sept. 11, Catalans celebrate Sept. 11, 1714, the day Catalonia lost its battle against the Spanish and French. Known as La Diada, it’s perhaps the most celebrated day of the year besides Christmas and Three Kings Day.
With that in mind, let’s start our countdown of our five favorite posts of the year, beginning with….
We think this post is worth including on our list because it gives visitors a basic guide to Barcelona beaches, while also showing them that the city’s coastline is made up of more than just Barceloneta Beach.
A lot of people loved our squid post. We think it’s because squid just isn’t all that common in the United States and the United Kingdom (where many of our readers are from). Though it may sound unappetizing, squid is delicious in so many different ways.
Think of our squid post as a guide to the various forms in which you can enjoy this tasty little treat from the Mediterranean Sea.
You’ve already read above that Barcelona is a city of beaches and seafood. Now get ready for the next great facet of this amazing place: its drinks. Our Boozing BCN guide includes 10 drinks, ranging from well-known quaffers like cava and to more local booze like orujo.
Like our other posts, this post will give you plenty of tips for what to order next time you open up a drink menu during a delicious meal in Barcelona.
Our Posts of the Year wouldn’t be complete without addressing some of the overrated elements of Barcelona. Many tourists come here expecting to drink and eat certain things. Our list of overrated things to do in Barcelona not only points out some stereotypes, but it also gives you suggestions for more local alternatives.
We think you’ll enjoy our suggestions. There’s some great food and drink, as well as some excellent locations to visit that aren’t located on Barceloneta or Las Ramblas.
….and we have a winner! Barcelona and the neighboring city of Castelldefels are amazing places to explore. We’ve done all the searching and have found 10 things you can do that give you an authentic and unique Barcelona Experience. Enjoy!
The Journey Continues
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