1. Book your flight
Barcelona’s main airport name is initialed “BCN” – Aeroport de Barcelona-El Prat, Aeroport de Barcelona (Catalan) or Aeropuerto de Barcelona (Spanish).
Many flights would take you to Barcelona depending on the country of departure. From Kuwait, you have the following options: KLM, British Airways, Emirates, Qatar, Turkish, Lufthansa.
2. Book your hotel
- W Hotel (Our favorite)
- Hotel Omm
- Hotel Neri (Gothic Quarter)
- Hotel Casa Camper
Room Mate Emma (Budget friendly)
Hotel España Ramblas
Hotel Miramar Barcelona
3. Plan your food and make reservations if needed
We have posted previously about our restaurant recommendations in Barcelona, you could find the post here.
4. Plan your activities and days
- Placa Espanya (magic fountains)
- Gaudi’s Parc Guell
- La Sagrada Familia
- Camp Nou
More to see: Placa Catalunya, Poble Espanyol (book dinner there with flamenco), Arts Hotel (weather is warm enough to walk on the beach), Casa Gaudi, La Pedrera, Rambla Catalunya (nice to walk and stop for a coffee), Placa Reial, visit El Born district because it is where the hand crafts area is, at night watch out in Raval it’s the redlight district, visit Gotico it’s the Gothic district, visit Mont Juïc, La Rambla is the most popular street but careful (lots of pick pockets), Barceloneta is super nice too, Palau Musica Catalana. As we always recommend, use the Hop On Hop Off Bus tour to see the main attractions of the city.
- El Corte Inglés – spread over 9 floors and possibly the most important chain store in Europe, can be found on the Plaça de Catalunya
- Arenas (bullring turned into shopping mall, huge)
- Passeo de Gracia (look down when you are walking this street, each tile was designed by Gaudi)
- Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol is usually filled with street musicians, fortune-tellers and painters. This area is full of designer boutiques and handicraft shops that will definitely tempt you into buying
- El Bulevard Rosa– Indoor arcade of over 100 shops in the heart of the Barri Gotic area – mostly clothes boutiques. The side streets in the area are lined with a multitude of antique shops – visit Bulevard dels Antiquaris, which has more than 70 antiques shops, mostly furnishings, paintings, decorative items
- Las Rozas Village (Outlet Mall, Car needed to get there)
- Sailboat (“Sail along the marina front and discover Barcelona from a new perspective. Explore sea life and navigation techniques, and learn how to cruise on this impressive sailboat. See how it works and learn everything you need to know about sail trimming, navigation courses and more. This is the perfect initiation to sailboat cruising!”)
- A full day tour – 11 Hours maybe? – to Vic and the Pyrenees Mountains (Recommended!)
- Portaventura Park (Rides, Roller coasters, shows .. Needs a full day)
- Barcelona Walking Tours
- Montjuïc Cable Car Ride (“See the sights of Barcelona from a Montjuïc cable car. Discover the city’s greenbelt areas, and enjoy views from the castle atop Montjuic Hill”)
- Barcelona City Bike Tours
- Photography Tours to those who love photography
- Tapas Walking Tour
- Hot Air Balloon ride
5. Maybe Road Trip?
Depending on how long you’re staying there is alot you could do in Spain. I suggest you look up both Valencia & Costa Brava (The Costa Brava, especially the part closer to the French border, has amazing landscapes, but be prepared for strong cold winds). Both different directions so you should choose one of them and not both.
If you require more information on Valencia and/or Costa Brava, please feel free to email us, or contact us on our “Contact Us” Form on the blog.
6. HAVE.A.BLAST. 😀