Are you a traveler or a tourist?
The difference between a traveler and a tourist is than traveler wants to live a real experience, wants to meet locals and experience the place in a genuine way. Tourist prefers to have everything organized and the comfort of a hotel.
Here in this pics you can understand the main differences:
Good news, you can enjoy Barcelona a local. First, you have to mix with local people, escape to have drinks in touristic restaurants and bars because you will just meet tourists.
There are many platforms that offers multitude of events host by locals as www.meetup.com or www.trip4real.com.
Cooking a paella with a foodie local or visiting the city with a guide and a scooter there are just a few of the experiences that you will find. This type of activities are very affordable and genuine. An opportunity to mix with locals and tourists.
Locals are the best guides and the ones that can show you a real experience. They know the best and secrets spots in the city, the best deals in transport, bars, products..etc.
Ask also to our receptionist team in our hostel in Barcelona which bars and local restaurants to go. If you are walking around and you find a bar or restaurant just with spanish menu, sure that is a real local one!
Our hostel in Barcelona, Amistat Beach Hostel is located in a very local neighbourhood, you will just meet locals and few tourists and the best is that is located just a few stops by metro from the city center where you can find thousands of tourists.