Beautiful Barcelona

Over the bank holiday me and my dad took a trip over to Barcelona, Spain! It was so beautiful and full of history with amazing architecture. There was so much to do, from tourist trips looking at landmarks, to being able to lounge on the beach. Whilst we were there we managed to cover a lot despite only being there for 2 full days. 

On the Friday we arrived at 10pm and to our surprise it was ridiculously busy in the town centre as it is Spanish tradition to eat dinner late in the evening rather than at 6pm like back home in England. Our hotel was in a prime location which made it super easy for us to get to all the key spots of the city. We were staying directly on 'La Ramblas' which made our life extremely easy as there was no way of us forgetting how to get to our hotel! 

On Saturday we spent the whole day being complete tourists! We were on open top buses travelling around the city making sure we saw as much as possible. Our bus allowed us to hop on and off, and our first stop was Gaudi's most famous build, the 'Sagrada Familia'. It was spectacular!

The scale of the building itself was incredible, unfortunately we weren't able to go inside as the queue was mahoosive, however we were lucky enough to see the amazing architecture and detail of the outside of the building.



Our second stop was another piece of Gaudi's art. It was the great apartment he built 'La Pedrera'. My favourite aspect was the beautiful view of Barcelona we got to experience whilst on the roof top of the apartment which itself was an unusual creation of unbalanced brickwork.







After wondering around at awe of the beautiful city, and after finding an apartment I want to live in, we made our way to Barcelona's football ground 'Camp Nou' where we watched my first football match. It was so much fun, being able to watch one of the worlds best football teams in Europe's largest stadium.


On Sunday we made our way to the beach and had a relaxing day by the coast. The weather was perfect, not too hot (despite getting sun burnt on my forehead) and not too cold. We watched people play volleyball and consumed a minimum of 4 ice creams that day- oops!





















We also went to visit Picasso's museum, but again, by the time we got there the queues were insane, so we went to the 'Museum of Contemporary Art'. The building was such a contrast to the traditional architecture of Barcelona. As we approached it the building looked like a architectures graphic drawing between the old yellow buildings.





















We then continued walking around, getting lost thanks to my dad, and pretty much covered majority of the city in the two days. My dad fell in love with Boqueria Market where we had a delicious paella.
















I absolutely fell in love with Barcelona and I would love to visit again and possibly live there if given the chance. They have everything from the perfect weather, beaches, shopping and lots of things to do during both evening and daytime.


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