I have recently returned from a short but very sweet trip to Barcelona. It was a whirlwind 48 hours of exploring, eating and drinking. It was great! I actually surprised myself with how much you can see and do in short a small amount of time, here’s what we got up to in beautiful Barcelona…
Of all the cities that I have been lucky enough to visit, I have never gone around on an open top tourist bus. I usually love taking in a city by foot. Getting lost, getting the map out and then finding your way back again. That’s when I think you get a real feel for the city! But because of having only such a small amount of time in Barcelona, we did a bit of planning beforehand and actually booked our tickets for the 2 days travel whilst we were still in the UK. I’m so glad we did. We saw SO much that my little legs wouldn’t have been able to take me to see. It was so much fun as well and I learnt loads!
We booked tickets before we flew out to Barcelona for this. I’m not a football fan at all. But I figured that you CAN’T go to Barcelona and not see this! I actually really enjoyed it. The museum part got a little boring – how many trophies can one football team really need?! But I guess if you are into all of that then it would be pretty cool. It was the sheer size of the stadium that I found impressive. It was HUGE!
WOW! This was incredible. It was really useful travelling to the Sagrada Familia via the tourist bus because I learnt so much about it before I got there. The sheer size of it as you turn the corner of the street makes your hairs stand up on the back of your neck a little. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go inside as the queue to get tickets was a 3 hour wait – booo. I did stand outside it for quite some time though taking it all in and watching the guys still working on the additional pillars. Note to self: Must go back and go inside!
This was probably my favourite bits of the trip. I found everything so beautiful – the architecture, the views, the mosaics, the flowers, the weather was even gorgeous that day! I could have easily spent even more time than what we already spent there. You got to see the whole of Barcelona whilst being in such a pretty place. How cool is that?! The company I had with me wasn’t too shabby either!
So in a nutshell, that’s what I got up to in my 48 in beautiful Barcelona. I will most definitely be heading back there to explore further and drink more beer (which was bigger than my head, may I add) and eat more tapas. Until next time Barca…
Have you visited Barcelona? What was your favourite bit?