Sunday, 21 July 2019

TRAVEL DIARY - BARCELONA


I love going on city breaks, Barcelona is the perfect city, combining culture and art, and the beach which is just what I need.

So we got up super early on Monday morning to catch our flights from Leeds-Bradford airport and arrived pretty much mid-day. We got the metro into the city centre and got some tapas (the first of many) before heading to our air bnb. The restaurant was called Guell Tapas, just off Las Ramblas and although it doesn't look like much from the outside, it was probably the best tapas we had all week.

We were pretty close to the centre and then after this we went up to the Montjuic Cable Car which is something I have always wanted to do. We didn't go inside the castle the top, and just made our way back down through the parks, stopping at a really cute beach hut cafe and ended up walking down to the marina as well.





For day 2 we planned to do all the 'touristy stuff'. But first, as a girl who loves brunch, we had to get some breakfast on the way. Flax & Kale is a place I had seen on instagram loads, its super healthy, all vegan and natural ingredients which is great when you're on holiday but want to eat -kinda- healthy.

Park Guell is probably the biggest 'must-do' thing in Barcelona. I have been before, but it was really lovely to go back and see it again. The whole Park is amazing and very arty. Unfortunately part of the park was closed off as they are doing conservation on some of the park, although there was still plenty to see!






After Park Guell we walked down to the Sagrada Familia and then headed to the beach to chill for the rest of the day!

We had planned to spend Wednesday at the beach. Barcelona beach is an amazing beach for one close  to the city, and it was really busy but in a fun way, with lots of beach huts and cafe's nearby. We went to Brunch and Cake for breakfast on the way to the beach which was a really good breakfast spot!

After a couple of hours on the beach we went to the Maremagnum shopping centre on the port just to get out of the sun and check out some shops that we don't have in the UK.


On Thursday we just travelled home which was very very sad! I can't wait to go away soon, and drink lots more sangria!

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5 comments

  1. I've never been to Barcelona but only ever heard amazing things about it. It's definitely on my list of places to go in the next few years! Lovely photos!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  2. What beautiful pictures! I visited Barcelona back in 2013 and it was lovely, would love to go back again! Did have some 'racist' comments yelled at me in the street but nothing I couldn't handle tbh.

    🌿 Marissa Belle × marsybun.com 🌿

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  3. Lovely photos. I went to Barcelona when I was 15 and I loved it. I really want to go again as an adult.

    Lauren | https://www.laurenyloves.co.uk/

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  4. I absolutely love your blog (first of all) & this was such a lovely post. I’m planning a trip to Barcelona in December so this was great ! 😊

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  5. Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.

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