The upbeat, exciting vibe in Barcelona spreads beyond its tourist spots and central locations. There are so many hidden bars and clubs as well as food markets to try all the delicious Spanish cuisine.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Bunker Del Carmel
Barcelona’s Carmel Bunkers are a real hidden gem. Take a step away from the crowds of Park Guell and Sagrada Familia and venture up to the Bunkers del Carmel for views of Barcelona that will leave you speechless. Head up in time for sunset for your golden hour snaps.
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Barcelona is mostly a fairly flat city, where it's always sunny, so getting around by bike is a very good option. Barcelona has its own version of Boris bikes called Bicing. Also apps like Yego where you can rent mopeds all over the city for around 20 cents a minute.
It is also a good option to buy a T-10 card. With this card you will have 10 trips on all public transport, otherwise it’s €2.20 per ride. The metro runs 5am to midnight Sunday to Thursday, till 2am on Friday and 24 hours on Saturday.
Avoid Uber if you can. It’s a very small city, so its very easy to walk places. FreeNow is a reliable taxi service around the city.
"Hi, I’m Nick and I lived and worked in Berlin and Barcelona on my year abroad in 2018/19. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about working in Germany or Spain, travel in Latin America, or keeping your languages up to speed!"