Wandering Around Barcelona

I spent the beginning of this week in Barcelona with my Dad. The first thing we saw was a drum band playing in the street!

Such a wonderful city. I loved the temperature, the character, the food, the architecture, the people, the streets – I loved every minute there!

As you know I live with my parents, so when my Mum decided to go on holiday with a friend my Dad and I decided to take advantage and head to Barcelona for a few days. My Dad loves Barcelona. He is really interested in Gaudi and so he was tour guide for the trip. Although I was the one dong the map reading 🙂

We got there Sunday morning and found our apartment to dump our bags. We then headed out to wander the city. We had no plan except head towards the port. We walked down the main street with all the expensive shops (closed as it was Sunday) and past the 2 Gaudi places on the street.

Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.

We then onto La Rambla. All the stalls were open and lively.

Dad decided he wanted a photo with a lion!

We got down to the port and decided to go on a harbour boat trip as our feet were already tired.

We stopped for a beer and then headed back on the metro. We went out later and enjoyed our first of 3 tapas meals – I think it might be my new favourite food (sorry sushi).

The next day we got on the open top bus and passed Sagrada Familia and on to Park Guell. Just Amazing! I could have spent all day in the park.

We then got back on the bus and headed up to the mountain on one side of the city, where there are 2 churches and a fun fair!

We then took the bus back to city and went out for dinner down in the Barri Gotic district. We found a lovely restaurant in a random small square with tables outside that 20 minutes later they had to turn people away from as they were so busy.

 

The next day we got up early to get to Sagrada Familia to get in the queue before it got too big.

I think this was my favourite place in the city. It was amazing and still a building site. We looked around and went up in the lift to one of the towers then walked all the way down the spiral staircase.

We then headed back to the centre to get on the bus again to go on the other route around the other side of the city. We got off the bus in a few places to get some good views of the city and a few coffees. We also took the cable car up to the castle.

We got off at the main harbour and had sangria. We then headed back to the centre to visit the Casa Batllo.

You don’t get to see much of the houses as they are used as private apartments (dare not think of how much they cost!). But we got to go up on the roof.

And I loved the light passages down from the roof, with the different colours blues.

 

We did so much in 3 days that we struggled on the last evening to find somewhere to eat. We wandered to La Rambla again but were very tired. Luckily we found a square a table outside became free. We had another amazing meal of tapas. Every night we made sure we tried different things. It was great and I even liked a few things Dad chose that I didn’t think I would like at all.

The last morning we went straight to La Pedrera before catching our flight home. Another one of Gaudi’s works and it amazing. I loved the roof and could have stayed up there all day if it wasn’t so hot and we didn’t have to a flight to catch.

Overall it was an amazing trip to a beautiful city and I would recommend it to everyone. October is a great time to go as it was a nice temperature and still busy, but not crowded.

Also I want these on my wall:

Plus this light fitting!

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