Best city breaks – Part 2 Barcelona

Hello Everyone!

As a follow on from Amanda’s City Break review on Budapest, I’m going to share with you my findings from Barcelona! Just befrip which was totally last minute but sometimes they’re the best kind of breaks!

Our itinerary was very loose which I prefer to be honest. I don’t like short trips that are planned to a tee where you don’t have time to relax or do something completely random out of the blue (like drinking beers from a bucket down at the port!!) We got to see the main sites we wanted to visit and the rest was all shopping, eating and drinking… the important things!

As a tip for short European trips away, use the app skyscanner, add in your dates and search ‘everywhere’. After some UK flights, Barcelona came up fourth cheapest destination at only €25 return per person with no taxes or fees … BARGAIN!

The sites:

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Gorgeous houses above all the shops on La Rambla.

 

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Casa Batllo – Gaudi designed apartments

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Gaudi catherdral – oh there’s me!! This is a magnificent building. At first I thought ugh why does it look like a construction site and then I did the tour and found out exactly why! The whole idea behind Gaudi wanting this cathedral to grow with the years and with different architects and ages is just amazing. I loved it.

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Inside Gaudi Catheral

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Gothic Quater

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Street art on the way to Park Guell

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Inside Park Guell. This park was also designed by Gaudi. You can see the tree trunks from this park reflected in his design of the cathedral.

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Inside Park Guell overlooking this amazing view!

The food

Tapas tapas and more tapas!
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The accommodation
Generator hostels are the way forward for short trips. They’re cheap, you can still get a private room, you get to meet like minded people and they’re just really frickin cool! Throw a bit of art on the walls and a swing chair at reception and I’m sold.

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The clothes

It wouldn’t be a blog post without some outfit shots now would it !

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This was my third time to Barcelona and I’d say it won’t be my last! Still so much more to see and I’m sure there’s a tapas place I haven’t tried yet!

Chat soon!
Doireann x

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