buffet of cultures
One benefit from globalisation is the cultural
enrichment we have experienced these past decades. This globalisation has
transformed capital cities and also strategic economic cities such as
Nowadays in Barcelona you can find any type of
cultural association, from samba groups dancing every Sunday to martial arts
practices. There is no need to go to Thailand to try its food or to go to China
to try Tai Chi. Only with a quick search in Google is enough to find different
places where you can try all those activities. For example, you can start by
looking at the Barcelona cultural center web page: https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/centrescivics/ (though no English version is available).
Those cultural associations not only give you the
opportunity to exercise, but also to be part of a social group. And when you
arrive in a new city, sometimes it can be difficult to integrate and get to know
the vicinity. Thus, it can be a good chance to try new experiences while
learning from locals.
And if you are hungry afterwards, Barcelona has also a
rich variety of restaurants from all over the world. Just look for any type of
restaurant in Google maps and maybe you will end up in a Senegalese or Hindu restaurant.
My favourite is the Gandhi hindu
restaurant near Plaça Universitat (in the city center) which with an
affordable 13.9 € menu you have a really good and spicy Hindu experience. Or if
you are into Chinese culture, the Arc de Triomf area is where most of it takes
place (from restaurants to supermarkets).
There are so many different and cultural activities
and places that there is no way you can get bored in such an awesome city like
Barcelona. I really recommend be up to day with all the Barcelona city council
activities as every week there is something new and different to try. From
music festivals such as the Primavera Sound or the Jazz festival to the Chinese
New Year Celebration or the National Argentinian day Fest.