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The home of Gaudí and Picasso is Spain’s most visited city, each year drawing in approximately 7.5 million tourists. And it is not hard to understand why Barcelona is definitely always worth a visit. In addition to first-class pubs and restaurants that serve cuisine at the highest level, Barcelona offers a very diverse nightlife. So, hire a camper and kick off your road trip from the Catalan capital!
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Barcelona is definitely always worth a visit! The Catalan capital draws in visitors with the special charm of the city centre, the Mediterranean climate and its delightful cuisine. The city can be easily discovered on foot. We recommend simply wandering through the Spanish metropolis. It’s worth meandering along the little streets one after the other, enjoying an Aperol Spritz or two and letting the splendid flair of the city work its magic. If you’re not so keen on pounding the streets, there’s always the option to rent a bike so you can begin your exploration.
Another big plus point for Barcelona: the long city beach. Relax here to the sound of the waves or enjoy fresh seafood on the beach promenade. Strolling is not limited to the beach, but also on the 1.2-kilometre promenade La Rambla. There you can walk at a relaxed pace accompanied by street musicians and kiosk sellers from Plaça de Catalunya through to the Old Harbour. Take a detour en route to Mercat de la Boqueria, where you can sample the local Spanish delicacies.
Hire your camper and explore the surrounding area of Barcelona – there are many splendid sights to see around the Catalan capital. Such as the Cripta Gaudi de la Colònia Güell – one of Gaudí’s most impressive buildings, which features striking angled pillars and ceiling arches. Or you can hike up Tibidabo, one of Barcelona’s two local mountains. If you don’t fancy hiking, you can also take the Tibidabo tram or funicular up to the summit. At the top of the mountain, there is a small amusement park with a big wheel.
A visit to the wine cellar of the Caves Llopart is an absolute must for all wine lovers. The approximately 70-hectare site gleams with breathtaking views of the neighboring Castle of Subirats and Montserrat. There you can take a tour through the underground store and bottling plant and also sample the homemade produce.
Gaudí is the genius behind many architectural gems, such as Casa Milà or Casa Batló, the magical house with a façade reminiscent of Venetian masks. We also owe Park Güell to Gaudi – a park embedded in nature with a network of paths, viaducts, pillars and bridges adorned with sparkling ceramic fragments. Although it is a tourist hotspot, it is worth allowing sufficient time to discover all the details of this magical park.
Gaudí then built the Sagrada Família. The landmark of Barcelona which guarantees an experience that you will never forget. The impressive facade and light spectacle inside the basilica are fascinating and will take your breath away.
roadsurfer tip: A must-see and a romantic end to an exciting day in Barcelona is the Font Màgica. This is Barcelona’s biggest fountain at Plaza España. Its magic can be experienced in the evenings at a spectacular fountain show with lights and music.
In Barcelona, there are plenty of places for the little ones to explore. A trip to the interactive science museum Cosmo Caixa is a great way to begin. Here, you can discover the ecosystem of an underwater forest, see key scientific theories brought to life, and much more. The Barcelona Aquarium is home to over 450 different species. There is also an 80-metre long underwater tunnel where you can gain impressive insights into the underwater world. For all chocolate fans, look no further than the Museu de la Xocolata. Here, you not only get to look at chocolate but you can also paint with it and, not too surprisingly, eat it.
Parking is available throughout the city centre. For example on Passeig de Gràcia, Plaça Catalunya, Carrer de Roger de Llúria and Gran Via. These car parks do however tend to be relatively full. The B:SM car parks (Barcelona de Serveis Municipals) tend to be very modern and well equipped. It is perhaps easier to hire your camper and leave it parked up at your campsite and then travel into Barcelona city centre by public transport.
As you head down the coast southwards to Valencia you should definitely schedule a stop at Tarragona! The harbour city dates back to Roman times. The highlights in Tarragona are the amphitheatre from the 2nd century, which stands directly on the Mediterranean Sea or the Roman tombs, called Necropolis. Then it’s on to the picturesque city of Reus. It is located 10 kilometres inland from the Costa Dorada. If you are travelling with little ones, you could plan a detour to the Port Aventura theme park. Then continue to Valencia. The city is a mix of futuristic buildings called Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) and the ancient Roman forum. Kids in particular will love the city, as there are all sorts of fun things to do, such as the planetarium, the Oceanarium and an interactive museum. So, hire your camper in Barcelona and enjoy the freedom of your own personal road trip!