Barcelona is a typical mediterranean city perfect to relax, stroll around and enjoy. Barcelona has its own way of life which makes it unique.
I started my first day in Barcelona on La Rambla to feel the warm Mediterranean air of this beautiful city. In the end of Barcelona’s La Rambla is Port Vell where you can see Columbus Monument, a major city landmark since 1886. I finished the day walking on Barceloneta, a triangular spit of land that cuts into the sea boats in the old harbour, or Barcelona’s Port Vell, on one side, and sandy beaches on the other where I could watch the sunset while I was enjoying delicious tapas (snacks that can be cold such as mixed olives and cheese, or warm such as chopitos, witch are fried baby squid or battered).
Second day – Sagrada Familia
In 1882, the original Sagrada Família Gothic church project, designed by Francesc de Paula Villar, was taken over by the young Antoni Gaudí, who transformed it into the most fascinating church of all time. An architectural bible called the Sagrada Família which has become a Barcelona icon.
The Catalan Antoni Gaudí, one of the most eminent architects, designed buildings such as the Casa Milà (known as La Pedrera, the Catalan for stone quarry), the Casa Batlló.
Third day – Gràcia & Park Güell
No other neighbourhood in Barcelona better encapsulates traditional charm and vibrant modernity than Gràcia. The centre of the neighbourhood of La Salut is home to one of Antoni Gaudí’s most outstanding masterpieces: Park Güell. Every detail of Park Güell expresses Gaudí’s desire to integrate architecture into the surrounding natural setting. Hereally made his mark here and the result is a public park full of imagination, fantasy and colour. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is magical, with twisted stone columns supporting curving colonnades or merging with the natural structure of the hillside. Its peak is marked by a large cross, and offers an amazing panorama of Barcelona and the sea beyond.
What to do on 1 JANUARY in Barcelona?!? Thought the city sleeps??? Well, NOOO so we decided to stroll along the sea on Maresme, a beautiful county that stretches along the north coast of Barcelona. We took the train and we stoped in Mataró. Long, sandy beaches, pine woods and good weather. ❤
Art in Barcelona can be found inside and outside its museums. Outside, in its landmark buildings, such as CaixaForum, the MACBA, the Fundació Miró and La Pedrera. Inside, on a journey through art from the dawn of time to the most cutting-edge, contemporary works.
Look at all the art Barcelona offers you:
Let’s not forget about Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light. I really enjoy it!
Everybody loves leisure and having fun and Barcelona offers fun for everyone, you can go shopping, swimming or take a head-spinning ride on a roller coaster or enjoy the magnificent views of Barcelona and peaceful atmosphere of the parks. Although the best thing is to try and fit them all in.
Can’t wait to get back to this wonderful place and get pampered with a real paella and a glass of sangria!
Hope you enjoyed because for a moment I was there again!
Photo credit: Barcan Cristian
Edited by me