Tuesday 14 January 2014

Travel Tuesday - Barcelona

Hello! And welcome to another Travel Tuesday post, I do like these days when I share past holiday escapades with you guys. It's lovely to reminisce about gorgeous places from the comfort of my sofa whilst the weather outside is frightful {apologies for slipping into a Christmas song but I miss Christmas already - what can I say!?} Today we're taking a trip down memory lane to the sunshine of Spain and a trip to Barcelona back in the April of 2004. 

This trip is my only trip to Spain so far (well except when I was two but that doesn't count as I can't remember it!) and I absolutely adored every moment of it. We were there for a long weekend and stayed just off Las Ramblas in a two bedroom apartment which was perfect as we were able to explore the city easily on foot. During our stay we...
  • Explored the history of Barcelona thanks to the Museu d'Historia de Barcelona, the Cathedral and the numerous churches we visited
  • Paddled in The Mediteranean
  • Explored the tiny streets and delved into the numerous shops (high street and artisan)
  • Discovered Patatas Bravas and other delightful Tapas treats at the sensationally good Taller de Tapas
  • Fell in love with the architecture of Gaudi thanks to the Park Guell and Sangrada Familia
  • Visited the many markets of Las Ramblas and surrounding areas
  • Learnt more about Picasso at the Museo Picasso
  • Saw the amazing city from above thanks to the cable cars we rode over the city - absolutely stunning views! 
  • Learnt about the life of Salvador Dali and saw numerous of his stunning works in the flesh
A rubbish picture of the stunning architecture at Parc Guell

The Museu National D'Art

I really hope that one day soon I make it back to Barcelona as it's such an energetic, vibrant and culturally extensive city and there's still so much I wish to explore - I just need to win the lottery first I suppose. Sad times indeed. What about you, have you ever been to Barcelona and did you love it too?


  1. Oh, I love Barcelona! I remember I went for the first time when I was about 15. I was convinced I would someday live there (and maybe I will). It's just so beautiful and laid back. Thanks for letting me relive Barcelona with you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I agree it's a wonderful city and to live there would be a dream come true! x

  2. Oh how I love Barcelona as well, I went for 12 days in 2008 and it was amazing - spent my NY's there - amazing, creative and inspiring city. I love your flashback post and those photos are amazing
    Just popping over from Travel tuesday linky

    Laura x