Today’s post is another travel post, this time from the beautiful city of Barcelona, one of my favourite cities in the world! Barcelona is a city that brings so much nostalgia for me, as it is the first major European city I visited with my grandparents. Barcelona is a city which I liken to Porto in Portugal: it has the best of everything, it has a bustling city centre which is packed full of people, but it also has Port Vell and the beach, and so it has something for everyone’s taste. I spent 5 days and 4 nights in the city, and we stayed in El Barrio Gótico (The Gothic Quarter), which was a great location for anyone interested in visiting Barcelona. Barcelona is easy to walk through, everything seems to be well connected, but we bought a 10 trip metro ticket that lasted us the full 5 days and cost only around €10, so thats another great tip for anyone visiting the city soon! We ate churros by the Port, wandered down Passeig de Lluís Companys and under the Arc de Triomf and we took a tour of Camp Nou Stadium. The star of the show truly was Antoni Gaudí: we passed by the Casa Milà and the Casa Batlló, we visited the Basílica de la Sagrada Família and even went inside and saw the beauty of the interior, and we visited the most beautiful attraction, and arguably my favourite place in Barcelona: Park Güell. We had a night out at Jamboree (a great R&B/hip hop club for anyone interested), we wandered down La Rambla and we watched the sun set at the beach. Another gorgeous place that we visited was Montjuïc, we took a cable car to the peak and visited the castle. In all, Barcelona did not disappoint: it was everything I remembered, everything I expected and even more, and will forever be one of my all time favourite cities!
Before I let you move on and see the photographs I took of the city, I have decided that I took so many photographs, and treasure Barcelona so much, that I’m going to use those photographs to start a series of posts: The Barcelona Diaries. It will be a five part series, and I will be writing individually about my favourite places in Barcelona. So keep a look out for upcoming posts!