Quick Facts About Spain
Tips about Barcelona
Tip #1: Learn some Catalan. While most people are aware that Barceloneans speak Spanish, many don’t know that Barcelona actually has two official languages: Spanish and Catalan. While you’ll be learning and using Spanish daily, it wouldn’t hurt to learn a few Catalan words, if only to impress native Barcelonians.
Tip #2: Explore Gracia. Located on the outskirts of Barcelona, Gracia is one of the trendiest neighborhoods the city has to offer. Not difficult to get to, Gracia has retained its small village feel since Barcelona’s expansion at the end of the 19th century. It’s filled with superb restaurants and local artistry, making it a must-do in our book.
Tip #3: Explore Outside of Barcelona. Although this city is bustling with unlimited opportunities to explore and lose yourself in the picturesque beach sunsets, we definitely recommend leaving and seeing what other places right outside of Barcelona have to offer. From Costa Brava to Montserrat to Sitges, you’ll fall in love with Spain no matter where your travels take you.