Barcelona trip

copy-barcelona-1-1.jpgOlaa Spain coma esta?!

In 2011 we arrived early in the morning at the airport Reus.  Which is situated by the beaches of Costa Daurada and its about 105 km from Barcelona.  Because we had delay we missed our bus that would bring us directly to Barcelona city. A taxi driver advised us either to wait for an hour  till the next bus arrives  or he could drive us to the nearest train station in order to go by train.

We couldn’t  wait that long so we choose the last option.  As we were waiting for the train to arrive we went to this local market near the station the “old town”. Best thing ever of traveling is walk  around in a village, meeting local people and just let your senses work. From the Tarragona Central we took the train to Barcelona. The view along the coastline was so beautiful and just sitting next to local people hearing them talking feels like you are really on holiday haha.. Afterwards we were happy we didn’t took the bus after all, because of that we saw so much more of Spain instead of just the highway.

Our where to go attractions:

* Sagrada familia

This is one of  the famous Antoni Gaudi’s architecture design. He started this project in 1883 and wanted to combine gothic and art together.  This cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We must say at first glance we didn’t like it at all cause it looks like someone just poured melted wax all over the cathedral. It was kinda scary especially  if its getting dark and you see it for the first time haha…But at daylight it looks nice though.  In front of the cathedral you have a nice little park where you can sit and enjoy the view . The name “Basilica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada familia” basically means the holy family.

* Park Güell 

Park Güell is an amazing park. You immediately can tell it’s a Gaudi design because of his architectural and engineering style. He designed and build it in the years 1900 to 1914. Its one of the largest  architectural works in south Europe. The atmosphere is really magical. You can see the famous mosaic lizard, walking up a staircase to different heights where you can  enjoy the magnificent panorama view, the bird nest in the terrace walls.  And afcourse the unique shape of the serpentine bench at the main terrace of the park. Really worth visiting!

* La Rambla

You really should  visit La Rambla. One of the famous boulevards in the world. It’s a long road with lots of entertainment to see. Artists, dancers and musician, lots of stands where you can buy souvenirs, human statues, lots of restaurant. We went here to a restaurant to eat this traditional dish Paella…soooo delicious!  This is also a place you should go!

* The magic fountain of Montjuïc

A must-see attraction. A music, light and water show. Performances are nightly so its more spectacular.

* Barcelona FC Stadium ( Camp Nou)

We went here the first day arriving Barcelona.  We love to watch soccer games especially when the soccer season starts like EK or the world cup so we had to visit the stadium. We bought a ticket for the museum and also  a tour of Camp Nou where you can see the field, changing rooms, press conference areas and the VIP lounge. Too bad we didn’t saw any football players like Lionel Messi, Pique etc cause sometimes they are using the stadium for training. Mennnn that would be something haha.

There is so much more to see and do. The best way to go anywhere is to take the metro like we did. Just buy a day ticket, its cheap and you can go everywhere. But sometimes you need to take a bus or taxi . Cause when you go to the park Guelle it’s a bit to far to walk al the way up there.

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28 responses to “Barcelona trip

    • Hi Heather! We liked your travel post around China, beautiful pictures! Thanks for visiting our blog :). Barcelona is a great city and the food is very delicious, especially Paella 😉

  1. Your blog once again inspires me to go to Barcelona! I had wanted to visit but my dear friend was not as enthusiastic about it then so my spirit died down eventually. Now I am thinking again when I could be going. Would love to try some authentic spanish food!

    • Thanks for dropping by! Nice to hear our post inspire you to go to Barca :). Its definitely one of the ‘must-see’ city trips. Whenever you go, don’t forget to post.You should try Paëlla, really delicious!

  2. Looks like this was a fabulous trip. We were in Spain on a cycling trip last year and missed Barcelona. Looks like it may need to get put on the list of places to go!

    • It sure was a nice trip. Lots of sightseeing and exploring to do 🙂 You should definitely put Barca on the list” places to go”. But a cycling trip in spain sounds great too! Thanks for visiting our blog 🙂

  3. I studied abroad in Barcelona for about 3 months and was fortunate enough to live near Parc Guell. I would run there a couple times each week and watch the sun rise before all the tourists arrived. It’s honestly a beautiful city and there is so much more to explore than tourists know! Paella, sangria, and xurros amb xocolat (catalan) 🙂

    • Wow 3 months in Barca, thats cool! Near Parc Guell, so you always got a nice view all the way up there! We only stayed a few days, wish we could stay longer. And indeed there is so much more to explore. Hopefully next time. Aah too bad we didn’t try Xurros amb xocolata, cause we LOVE choco. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  4. Barcelona where I was pick pocked. Only my tobacco pouch. Pic pocket or threw it back into my face, misjudged me and with a knee I spoilt his sex drives for the weekend.

    • Yes indeed, Barca is a lovely city :).No, we are not egg-dairy-free but we have friends who are. So its fun and interesting to read your posts 🙂 . Thanks for stopping by, cheers

  5. I am going to Barcelona in March and I am already so excited! I definitely want to see the Parc Guell and now I am definitely intrigued by La Rambla.
    Plus: Our hotel is near to Camp Nou, so maybe we will also make a stadium tour 🙂

    • Hi Drowninmelancholy! Nice, you will love it! La Rambla is great, long street with lots of shops, restaurants, street artist performing. Camp Nou is worth a visit :). Don’t forget to visit the magic fountain! Can’t wait to see your post about Barca hihi. Enjoy!

    • Hii Cupidsconsultant! Thank you, we are happy you like our blog 🙂 You will visit these places too someday, we are sure you will enjoy it 🙂 You have a great blog as well!

    • Hi Susana! you are so lucky! Its a great and beautiful place to live in. Wow, that’s a great t-shirt hihi! Want that too, but then for here in the Netherlands hihi 🙂 Thanks for stopping by our blog, we really appreciate it 🙂

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