Barcelona, the arts and architecture capital of Spain, is one of Europe’s most visited hotspots. From museums, to beaches, to food, it stands alone as one of the top tourist destinations of the world. By utilizing JournAlong, a travel matching app that connects travelers for meetups related to food, site-seeing, and other similar interests, one can enjoy the various sights and smells of Spain while meeting individuals from all over the globe.spain bar JournAlong aims to promote socialization through exploring culture—by helping travelers gain an experience that goes beyond mere tourism. Solo backpackers, couples, students, families, and others can find “travel buddies” through JournAlong for gaining new experiences such as exploring nightlife, visiting cultural heritage sites, going on hiking trips, trying out new restaurants, and more. Cultural Sites: Barcelona boasts some of the most beautiful Medieval churches, such as the Basilica of the Sagrada and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, as well as famous sites such as the Casa Batllo. Music venues: Barcelona is bursting with live music venues featuring everything from Razzmatazz and Apolo to grand concert halls. The Gran Teatre del Liceu is one such hall beautifully decorated with gold leaves, plush red carpets, and ornate carvings.temple-de-sagrat-cor- Food: Foodies and culinary wanderers are in for a treat in Barcelona’s many restaurants famous throughout Europe for their various assortments of fresh seafood. Euskal Etxea is a must if you’re looking to try tapas.  Ham empanadillas (a type of pie), are pintxos made of chicken tempura with saffron mayonnaise, melted provolone with mango and ham, or a mini-brochette of pork. Seafood: Rias de Galicia in Poble-sec, and Cachitos Rambla, are famous for their enormous assortment of seafood. Seafood lovers will have their taste buds tantalized with trifásico, a mélange of fried whitebait, squid rings and shrimps, and exquisite little tallarines (wedge clams). Several other restaurants in Barcelona such as La Mar Salada and Can Solé offer fresh seafood and cultural dishes as well. Panoramic Views: The buildings of the 1992 Olympic Games, including the Palau Sant Jordi and the telecommunications tower, are two of the best spots to scope out the scenic city line and entire panoramic view of Barcelona. JournAlong photography lovers can plan meetups centered on capturing the most charming parts that the city of Barcelona has to offer. Whether it’s a day-time trek or an evening shoot, photography enthusiasts of all levels will be enchanted by Barcelona’s stunning views. Beaches No trip to Barcelona is complete without visiting the beach. The beach is a great way to spend time with new travel matches, other solo travelers, and JournAlong families. Here are our top 5 picks for the best beaches in Barcelona:
  1. Nova Icaria Beach
  2. Bogatell Beach
  3. Montgat Nord
  4. Cala Bona
  5. La Barceloneta
beach spainFrom water sports and family time to tanning on the beach, these locations have them all. Whether you’re looking to tour heritage sites or take in the modern city, JournAlong will have you making new friends in no time. Buen Viaje!