welcome to my space. Went on a 6-day 4-night trip to Barcelona Spain 🇪🇸 a couple weeks ago with my girlfriend. This trip was very well planned and we were able to cover all we intended.
I will be sharing with you what attractions, restaurants, night clubs and beaches to visit on your trip plus reviews, tips and links to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience while in Barcelona.
Sagrada FamiIlia – £26.28
One of the amazing wotks of architect Antoni Gaidi, this is a large unfinished minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed between 1852 and 1926. His work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 7 November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a minor basilica.
Casa Bastilo – entry with a self guided tour – £29.40
A building in the center of Barcelona, this was a 4 minute walk from our hotel. Another masterpiece designed by Antoni Gaudí, it is a remodel of a previously built house, it was redesigned in 1904 and has been refurbished several times after that.
La Flamenco Show (at City Hall) – £16.80
Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance characterised by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The dance is usually accompanied by a singer and guitar player.
Cable Car – teleferic De Montjuic – £11.81
The Montjuïc Cable Car offers panoramic views of Barcelona and carries you as far as the Castle of Montjuïc, passing over the city’s most impressive gardens.
Park Guell – £8.32 (entrance only)
Parc Güell is a privatized park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. This park is really massive with people everywhere. To get clear photos, arrive really early. Make sure to find the mosaic seating area adorned with multi-coloured tiles. The house in which Gaudí lived is now a museum.
Arc De Triomf
Built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas this is a triumphal arch in the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It was the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.
Walk through the narrow medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants.
the Parc de la Ciutadella is very idyllic and probably the greenest oasis in the megacity of Barcelona. It invites you to relax, to rebound and to go for long walks, as well as for a picnic. Oh and guess what!?..you can also use a rowing boat 🚣♀️ on the lake.
Located in central Barcelona, this is a tree-lined pedestrian street, it La Rambla forms the boundary between the neighbourhoods of the Barri Gòtic to the east and the El Raval to the west.
A large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. Over here you’d find lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, sweets as well as meat, fish, cheese and dairy.
The only beach we visited and TWICE! Its got a view of the W hotel. People playing volleyball, sleeping etc. Right across the road, there are toms of restaurants – quite a number of them require reservations made.
An amazing display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics – a perfect mix of earth’s elements.
Closed on Monday these are the viewing times
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 18:00
Sunday – 11:00 – 15:00
Monday – Closed 😩
(worthy places we did not visit)
The Block of Discord Casa Morella
As mentioned above, we visited just one beach 🏖 and did that twice. Created some instagram content here as well.
Sant Sebastià beach (most southerly near W hotel)
Sant Miquel beach
La Barceloneta beach
La Nova Icària beach
La Mar Bella beach (has nudist area)
La Nova Mar Bella beach
Llevant beach (most northerly w area for dogs)
Banys Forum – bathing area Parc del Forum
We planned to ensure we had these; Oysters Paella, Empanada. We had the Oysters at El National, the Paella at Centoze, the Empanadas at La Bouqueria market and Sangria at Braseria Melic.
Brunch and Cakes (brunch)
Angle (Michelin Star Restaurant)
Cremati 11 (food
My favourite place to eat was Centoze. Located inside Le Meridian Hotel, the ambience, staff and food were unreal. I will create a Reel on my instagram this week and share it’s link in this post.
Following right behind was our experience at Braserie Melic. Perfect homely spot with the best hosts and amazing food.
Opium (pre-book with credit card..about $20)
La Taverna de Barcelona -walk in allowed (pub-like with live music)
Buy your tickets for paid experiences online. I used Get Your Guide for this and we purchased all our tickets some 5 days before our flight to Spain.
This ensures you avoid queues and also you are able to see a weather forecast to help choose the appropriate day for certain experiences.
Best to download the GetYourGuide app and create a wish-list as well.
I really hope this has been helpful. Bookmark this post, pin on Pinterest as well and share with your friends, family and foes alike 🤷♀️ . Click on the instagram hashtag #mgtravelbarca for my photos during my trip.
stay calm xxox