Beautiful Barcelona

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Barcelona is a great place for a long weekend. There’s so much to see and do. I recently returned from a few days away with friends and here’s what I think would make a perfect itinerary for your Barcelona city break.

Casa Batllo

Top of your list should many of the Gaudi buildings. Casa Batllo is one of the more impressive structures. The façade of the building can only be described as beautiful and you can also take an interactive tour inside.

Casa Batllo, Barcelona

Camp Nou

If you are a football fan, a stop off at Camp Nou is probably a good idea. We didn’t visit ourselves as only one in our group is a fan, but we did go past the stadium on the open top tour bus.

The Magic Fountain

The Magic Fountain is particularly special and worth a visit during the day and at night. We went on a Sunday where the fountain plaza became the finish line for a 10km race, so it was very busy, but the atmosphere was electric.  We came back later on in the evening to see the show.

Magic Fountain, Barcelona

Mount Tibidabo

Mount Tibidabo is another must see. You can walk up the hill to the funicular station and then hop on from there. The views are impressive from the top of the mountain, plus also there’s a small amusement park and a beautiful building called the Temple of Tibidabo.

Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is the famous cathedral built by Gaudi. It’s not only impressive on the outside it’s also magnificent on the inside. Antonio Gaudi is actually laid to rest in the crypt of the church.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Waterfront

The Waterfront is a great place to take a break from the city. You can walk along the promenade, taking in the views of the sea. There’s a few place stop for lunch, do a spot of shopping or just head down on the beach for some time out. One thing I would like to do next time is a tour by Segway. We saw groups of people rolling down the waterfront, exploring the sights. That looked a lot of fun.

Barcelona Beach, Barcelona

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is the heart and soul of the city of Barcelona. It’s a traditional tree-lined street full of outdoor eateries, street artists, human statues and stalls, selling a variety of wares. It has a great atmosphere as it is such a buzzing area. We visited during the day, but there are numerous reports of some areas of the street being a bit seedier in the evening.

Las Ramblas, Barcelona

Park Güell

Park Güell is an estate that was built by Gaudi for Eusebi Güell for well off families and contains some impressive structures. It’s incredibly good value for money and well worth a visit.

Park Guell, Barcelona

If you are visiting Barcelona, there are a number of ways to get around. We used a combination of buses, metro and our good old feet. Be prepared, even using public transport, we still covered over 30 miles on foot, over three days so comfortable shoes are a necessity. I’ll be going into more details on my favourite attractions over the coming weeks, so please stop back and see some of the photos I took on my trip.

Here's a video I put together of our favourite bits. Enjoy!

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9 thoughts on “Beautiful Barcelona

  1. Girl, you have me traveling to Barcelona this week, eh? I love it! I would love to visit here, it has everything that I love. The water, the markets, that gorgeous Cathedral, the food. I am in love. This is the third post I have read to day about bloggers going to Barcelona. Did you all meet up without me???

    Thanks so much for sharing this, you know i love to travel vicariously through you!!! xx

    • Sally Sally says:

      Ha ha - no not that I know of. It must been a very trendy place to visit. It's funny as I used other blogs to look at what to see whilst we were there and it was a bit lacking. I'm glad there's going to be a lot more content out there about this wonderful city now. It's nice to get the first-hand as well as the official tourist info.

  2. Sally, I'm so happy you liked and enjoyed my city!! Although I recommend you spending there more days if possible as there is so much to be seen. For the next trip, I suggest visiting the Cathedral as well and getting lost in the little streets around it. You'll find cozy places to eat and lovely shops to buy.

    Hugs,

    Pili

    • Sally Sally says:

      Hi Pili. I absolutely loved it. I would definitely go back. Yes I think we saw a lot of the main attractions but there's so much more to see. I'm also a big Desigual fan so I'd go back off the shopping too. We saw some lovely little shops but is love to spend some time browsing around further.

  3. I loved Barcelona when I visited courtesy of a competition win. It really is a beautiful city and easy to walk round. I've not heard of a couple of the places you visited/recommend. I'd love to go back again - there's so many places there to see.

    • Sally Sally says:

      There is isn't there Emma. I could easily go back and see lot of different things. How nice that you won the trip in a competition. What a great prize.

  4. It's been a long time since I last visited Barcelona and I would love to go back one day and visit all of the places you mention here, it's such a wonderful city isn't it?

    • Sally Sally says:

      It really was amazing. I had heard such good things but it was so much better than I had even anticipated. The architecture was so beautiful. You should definitely go back Mari.

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