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Things To Do In Barcelona, Spain

Want more travel tips from a personal trainer in Chicago? Here's a list of places to visit in Barcelona, Spain. I've also included suggestions from my personal trained clients. You should also check out Tripadvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g187497-Activities-Barcelona_Catalonia.html) for more ideas and reviews!

-Ciutadella Park: Beautiful fountain (pictured)!

-Las Ramblas: I suggest visiting this famous tree-lined street before dusk. Although I believe it’s safe, it isn’t well lit and seems a little seedy after dark.

-Basilica of the Sagrada Familia tour: Book a slot ahead of time. The line is incredibly long when purchasing a ticket on the same day.

-La Pedrera tour: Occasionally they host live music on the rooftop! Definitely worth checking out!

-Picasso Museum tour: Europe’s best collection of Picasso paintings.

-Barcelona panoramic bus tour

-Museum of Catalan Art tour

-Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic): Historic part of Barcelona.

-Beaches: Reminds me of the beaches in Rio (Brazil).

-Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria (market): Buy fresh fruit and dried serrano ham!!!

-Park Guell: A must see…try to time it around sunset (check the website, though: the park has limited hours and you must purchase a ticket).

-Barcelona Pipa Club: (suggestion from a friend) Tucked in a corner of the Plaza Reial is the door to this somewhat secret jazz club. We rang a bell, walked up three flights of steps and were transported into something like an old black-and-white movie. We sat in the dimly lit lounge where we could still hear the concert in full swing a room away. Plaça Reial, 3.

-Montjuïc: It's an amazing view of the city from the top of this mountain and there's a cable car ride that you can take up (you must purchase tickets).

-Restaurants: Tapas 24. I also recommend the Tapas Tour in Gracia (The Barcelona Taste - www.thebarcelonataste.com) and one of the high end restaurants in the port (check Tripadvisor).

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Things To Do in Barcelona
Travel tips for your stay in Barcelona.
6/23/2015 6:18 PM

Take a Guatemalan Adventure!

Here are your must see places on your Guatemalan Adventure:

1.  Table for 1 at Saberico.....an ll organic restaurant in Antiqua. Each table is lost in their lush patio garden.

2. Check out Lake Atitlan at 6:30 am

3. A restaurante con Central Americano antiques (spanglish)!  You'll find this lunch/dinner spot about a block from the fountain.

4. Check out the live music near the fountain over the weekend.  During the week, eat breakfast in the diner across the street.  If you're lucky, you can grab a seat at the counter and watch the fountain!

5. Take a salsa lesson....my instructor asked if I was a lawyer and also told me that I look like a young Bill Clinton. I'm not sure what that meant.

6. Take a cooking class at a local restaurant in Antigua!  Here is a picture of my cooking class instructor and guide, Luis, from the El Frijol Felix Cooking School!  He smiles more off camera.

Choosing our vegetables with Chef Luis for the 4 course meal we made later that day.