|Sant Paul Hospital|
Explore the hill known as Montjuich, which contains the Castle of Montjuic and beautiful fountains in the Square known as Plaza España. Walk down the tree-lined pedestrian mall known as Les Rambles (connecting Plaça Catalunya to the Sea) and definitely stop in Mercat de la Boqueria, a very nice market, along the way. Another place to check out is Plaça Reial (Royal Plaza), with outdoor restaurants and nightclubs. At the end of the Rambles is the Colombus statue and the Maremagnum, another nice place to walk around. Don’t loose your time and money going to the Aquarium though!
|Mercat de la Boqueria - Eat some famous Jamón|
Most of these areas can be reached by using the tourist bus allowing you to hop on and off whenever you want! Depending on the length of your stay, it might be worth buying the Barcelona Card, which includes public transportation and discounts at select museums as well as free admission to others!
|Girona - a great day trip from Barcelona|
If you have a whole day free you can consider going to Girona (there are regional trains going there and it takes around 1.5hr, as well as public buses). It’s a really nice city with an impressive old downtown. Another nice place to visit, but in the opposite direction is Sitges. The mountain Montserrat, with a black virgin inside the monastery, has some hikes and is a good spot for climbing. If you are really in seeing Salvador Dalí's paintings then consider going to the museum names after him (Museu Dalí) in Figueres.
Disfrute de Barcelona! Enjoy Barcelona!