So you’re traveling through Spain and already know Madrid. Let me tell you that you’re missing one of the greatest cities in Europe, and probably in the world. Start planning your next trip because coliving in Barcelona will change your life.
Located on the northeastern coast of Spain, and the largest city in the community of Catalonia, Barcelona is a great destination if you want to see some of the most impressive pieces of art, study in world class universities or just spend your entire summer being an everlasting tourist (remember, you can do all this while working).
If you’re a sports fan and you liked when Messi was there, don’t worry, Barcelona will keep you amazed up to the point where you will wonder why you didn’t travel there sooner.
Starting to know Barcelona: an artists cradle
Barcelona is a city where contemporary art comes to life. Between museums, urban landmarks and astonishing buildings, you could say it is revamped every time you look at it. Let’s take a look at what you should visit in case you start coliving in Barcelona.
La Sagrada Familia
Have you ever heard about the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia? Located in the heart of Barcelona, it is one of the greatest landmarks in the entire world, and it is the magnum opus of the legendary architect, Antoni Gaudí.
Of all the words that can describe this church -like amazing, incredible, mesmerizing, unconventional- the one that best defines it is “unfinished”. Gaudí died early and despite leaving the blueprints, La Sagrada Familia will always be unfinished, giving an extra incentive to visit it.
Of course Gaudí knew he would never see his masterpiece 100% finished but, as of today, it is still in the process of being built.
By the way, if you like Gaudí’s work, it is mandatory to visit Park Güell and Casa Milà. The first one is an iconic system of gardens and architectural concepts that will blow your mind. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The latter, popularly known as La Pedrera, is one of the most unconventional buildings of the Catalan modernism. Whether you are visiting for a few days or you are a digital nomad in a coliving place in Barcelona, do yourself a favor and visit all these places, thank us later.
If you’re more of a walker, then La Rambla is the place for you. A pedestrian street that connects the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell with the Plaça de Catalunya.
It is arguably the soul of Barcelona’s tourist life. With its 1.2 kilometers, you will marvel at each one of the buildings that can be found across the street. The Virreina Palace, the Gran Teatre del Liceu and La Boqueria are just a few places you can visit on this street.
Doesn’t matter if you’re going by day or night, La Rambla is Barcelona at its finest.
Imagine being so influential to a city as big as Barcelona that even their government made a specific walk to know your art. That’s the case of Joan Miró, the inspirer behind the Miró Route, a walk designed by the tourism department of Barcelona.
Mosaics, ceramics, paintings; every kind of artistic expression were explored by Joan Miró. As a world acclaimed multidisciplinary artist, his work is scattered across the entire city. If you ask us, we recommend his mosaics, they are top notch.
Ok, we know sports aren’t specifically a type of art, but you can’t deny there are some football players that seem to have a paintbrush on their feet and do marvels on the field.
Keeping that in mind, the Nou Camp is the stadium of Barcelona. Over the last 2 decades a few of the greatest players of all time have left their mark there. Ronaldinho, Iniesta, Xavi, Puyol or Messi are examples of why you need to attend at least one match in the Nou Camp, you never know when you will see the next GOAT players.
Coliving in Barcelona: your next journey
Unlike Madrid, Barcelona keeps more of a bohemian style and gives you a warmer welcome. In fact, it is a great destination if you’re a newcomer to the coliving lifestyle.
The best thing about Barcelona is that if you ever feel overwhelmed by its atmosphere, its buildings or its art, you always can spend a weekend at Bogatell Beach and clear your mind at one of the best beaches in the mediterranean sea.
Doesn’t matter if you’re traveling by yourself, Barcelona is probably one of the best cities to start a new adventure and one of the most requested destinations for digital nomads.
In a nutshell, it’s a city that will never cease to amaze you, even after coliving in Barcelona for as long as you can imagine.
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