A WEEKEND IN BARCELONA
BARCELONA | July 15, 2017
A WEEKEND IN BARCELONA We have been back for almost two weeks now, but it’s finally time to share everything with you from our trip to Barcelona! Because of my brother’s graduation, we surprised him with a trip to Barcelona together the next day. So time to pack those suitcases and fly 2 hours to a sunny destination! What I like so much about Barcelona, is that you has literally everything. From a city to shop to a city of sightseeing. Not to forget about that fantastic beach which we visited every end of the day to relax and get new energy. I love everything about the sea, so in combination with a beautiful city and good company we had the best 3 days. Let me take you with me and tell you all the to-do’s when you’re in Barcelona!
WHAT TO DO
The city really has a lot to offer. It has impressive art, beautiful cathedrals and the cutest typical Spanish streets. If you love hiking the city is even great for that, as it has amazing parks up on the hills. We loved to wander around (literally walked 26km) and get lost to find the best local places to eat tapas. These are often also much cheaper than when you’re in the city. By the way, did you know that Barcelona also has an Arc de Triomf? So you don’t have to go to Paris for that.
If you have seen my vlogs here and here, you know that we have been to every hotspot of the city. The only disappointment we got to discover, was that we weren’t allowed to enter the Cathedral de la Santa Creu because we were having bare legs and arms. So in case you want to go and see it from the inside, than make sure to take something with you to cover up ;-).
WE LOVE SHOPPING
For shopping you have to go to La Rambla. You can find everything there. From local designers to the well known high street labels. But it can even make your luxury heart beat faster as there are many designers as well. Get lost in the small streets for special finds, or go to the area Carrer del Call for the best jewelry pieces.
BEST FOOD IN TOWN
What is a city trip without food? Exactly. We have tried serval different places for breakfast, lunch and diner, and these really has to be our favorites. Art iSa is located at La Rambla, where you can really have the best croissants and most original way to eat your yoghurt. For a place closer to the beach, you need to go to Buenas Migas at Barceloneta. Simple but really yummy for a good price. Of course you also need to get an ice cream and at Must Gelato they have some really good ones. A little expensive but at least you get a big ice cream for your money.
One of the nicest places to sit (I have to admit that the food isn’t that good), is at the El Gotic Square. This is a beautiful square close to La Rambla with many street artists dancing and sining around. For the best tapas you just have to get lost and eat with the locals. The most fun and cheapest way to discover good food and the city. At last, for the fish lovers, you need to go to Can Ganassa close to Barceloneta. This little square is more than romantic and a perfect escape from the crowd. The waiters are really friendly and their food and wine is just really good!
FOR THE BEST VIEW
Something I can really recommend doing is the Montjuic Cable Car. For €16 per person you have a two way ticket to the Montjuic hill, where you can go to another cathedral or get lost like us and discover the parks. And of course, the view on your way is just breathtaking!
THE ARTIST ANTONI GAUDI
When you go to Barcelona, you of course have to see the work of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. We have seen the 3 master pieces which were more than incredible. Another tip; if you want to go inside the Park or Placa, make sure to book your tickets in advance as they are often sold out when you’re there.
And of course, a visit to Spain isn’t complete without drinking a Pina Colada at the beach.. Enjoy!!