Last week I was lucky enough to visit one of the most amazing cities (and after this and Thursday’s post I promise to stop talking about it) Barcelona. I couldn’t possibly go without doing a post all about my travels therefore I’ve compiled some of the best photos and I’m going to share with you my postcard from Barcelona. I didn’t bring my camera due to the fact that it couldn’t fit in my bag and I didn’t want to carry it round my neck all day but I did manage to capture a few nice photos on my phone.
The culture in Barcelona is undeniable and you can find yourself almost tripping up on stunning architecture, a lot of the popular tourist attractions are within walking distance of one another. One evening whilst we were having dinner across the road there was this building that was almost lit up by the sunset and in crossing the road we realised that the building was a theatre, the spontaneous side in me came out and let’s just say the Flamenco show we saw there was absolutely incredible – whilst I would recommended pre booking tourist attractions the spontaneity of the show was probably the highlight of the trip; it was totally magical.
One thing I must point out is how expensive everything is in Barcelona, a visit to the Casa Batlló set us back €42 which is way too overpriced in my opinion because whilst it’s undeniably beautiful it is still a house. When we tried to go see Gaudi’s exhibition at the Parc Guell we had not previously booked tickets therefore couldn’t see the mosaic till 7:30 that evening (at this time it was around lunch) so we abandoned the visit entirely therefore probably the biggest tip I could give if you’re visiting Barcelona is book ahead for the attractions you really want to see. There are of course attractions that you don’t need to pay for, such as walking down the Ramblas (be aware of pick pockets) and visiting the La Boquiera market although if you’re a fellow food lover like mine you will inevitably want to buy some fresh fruit or a smoothie.
We visited so many other gorgeous places in Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell but sadly I wasn’t able to salvage the evidence from my camera roll, the photos just don’t do the cultural finesse justice! There is no doubt that Barcelona is full of tourists but the locals are so welcoming (even if my little Spanish must’ve been painful to hear) I no doubt would want to visit again as the culture, art and museums left me in awe of the city. No matter how many pictures you see online or in guide books it just doesn’t do the buildings justice, their indescribable beauty outshining any photo taken – I truly love the city of Barcelona.
|the only picture that did the Gothic Quarter cathedral justice|
Have you been to Barcelona or would you like to go if you haven’t? There’s a haul of the bits I bought whilst in Barcelona coming on Thursday!