3. Do some people-watching at Plaça de Catalunya
This is the heart of Barcelona: as the central hub for transport, the start of La Rambla, and a main gathering point for the city, it’s a great place to begin exploring. Enjoy the fountains, sculptures, and open space while you observe the comings and goings of BCN locals and tourists alike. It’s also the start of a shopper’s paradise, with four major shopping zones radiating out from its core.
4. Wander down La Rambla
From Plaça de Catalunya, stroll this pedestrian walkway all the way to the sea. The walk is less than a mile, but there are distractions galore: street snacks, booze, vendors, pickpockets, and tourists with selfie sticks will all impede your progress.