An Insider’s Take On Barcelona
So you’re one of the 4,427,186 visitors heading to Barcelona this year, but you want a leg up on what’s going on and what to do while in La Ciudad Condal? Check out Barcelona ex-pat blogger David Brydon who “started writing blogging” (I think there’s one too many verbs in there) about Barcelona after seeing a real need for non-guidebook sights.
David recommends snacking on some “pata negra” (cured Iberic ham) while near the Boqueria market; getting lost and wandering around the very walkable old town; and, good god, whatever you do, avoid visiting in August when the temperature rises almost as much as prices do, the locals skip town, and tourists crowd the narrow streets like a bad zombie movie (Dave-O recommends going in either June or September for the La Merçe festival).
For the rest of his tips, including the five must-have websites for local events and what you should put at the top of your list to see, click through here.