About Matt K
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
Since Sep 2014
25-34 year old male
Since 2010 I am living in Barcelona, Catalonia, and it became my home from the very first beginning. Barcelona is a very beautiful, safe, and inspiring city that it's really enjoyable for every kind of traveler. I enjoy playing beach volleyball right after work with my friends, and the endless things you can do all over Catalonia and surroundings.
Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighbourhoods
Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Flea/ Street Markets
Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Fountains, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Performances
Passeig de Gracia is the ´shopping mile´ of Barcelona - filled with international chains and brands from around the world. As it's also lined with stunning modernist buildings, it's a great area to wander around for shopaholics and architecture fans alike.
This colorful modernist building is one of Barcelona's most recognizable sites. My favorite time to pass by Casa Batllo is at night, just before 10 pm, when its facade is illuminated and its colors are even more impressive than during the day - try both and see which you prefer!
A meal of delicious tapas is the best way to end any day in Barcelona and Cerveceria Catalana is one of the best places in the city to taste tapas! This restaurant is always crowded, so you need to be patient, but the wide range of yummy dishes to choose from makes up for the wait.
El Born is my favorite neighborhood in the city center for having drinks with friends. This area offers a great choice of cozy bars where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and small beers (called ´caña´).
The most fantastic church I've ever seen, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is an icon of Barcelona. No visit is complete without seeing this impressive, still-in-construction structure, a Gaudi masterpiece.
This stadium is a breathtaking experience. Players like Maradonna, Messi, and Ronaldo have played and scored at here, representing the Catalans' favorite football club, FC Barcelona. Camp Nou is a must-see for every football fan, whichever your home team is!
An iconic landmark and the most famous street in Barcelona, Las Ramblas cannot be missed on any visit to the city. Jump into its vibrant atmosphere as you walk down the mile, and finish your stroll with a fresh juicy smoothie at delicious market, La Boqueria.
This huge, fresh produce market is a tourist magnet, but don't be put off - the further you explore inside Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, the smaller the crowds and the cheaper the prices!
The alternative and artistic neighborhood of Barri de Gracia is my favorite area for delicious Mediterranean food or drinks. Here, you can also find local designer boutiques selling their latest collections for very reasonable prices, making it a great place to explore day and night.
My favorite park in the whole of Barcelona is Parc del Laberint d'Horta - a large green area with its own labyrinth, a small waterfall, and plenty of places to relax.
For a real local experience, head to the best beach in the city. Bogatell Beach is a great place to rest and chill, or join locals and expats for a game of volleyball or rugby.
From Montjuic Castle you can enjoy beautiful views over Barcelona. Plus it's the best spot in the city to watch the sunset.
By far the most beautiful way to end your Barcelona trip is a visit to the Magic Fountain at Plaza España - a night-time spectacular of water, color and music.