“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
I’m back in Manchester from a lovely four days in Barcelona! I always wanted to visit this city and I finally got a chance to do it. I feel like four days is not enough to explore the whole city and would love to stay longer, but we made our plan so intense that we managed to see the main things in Barcelona.
On our first day, we checked in to the hotel and went out straight to the city. We wandered through the beautiful alleys of Barcelona and ended up in the Ciutadella park ( amazing! ) Later on we had tapas in a lovely quiet square filled with little restaurants. After dinner, we decided to go for a drink at the rooftop bar to watch a sunset.
The second day was quite intense. We started off by going to Park Guell. What an amazing place to be, I was completely amused by the work of Gaudi. We wanted to access a famous terrace, but tickets were sold out as you have to book it in advance. So we bought the tickets for the next day and decided to come back.
In the afternoon we took a nice train uphill to reach the church and park at the summit of Tibidabo. The view of the whole city was just breathtaking. After that, we went quickly for our tour of Sagrada Familia.
This was probably my favourite moment of the trip, the details, the colours, everything about this building is truly magnificent. I highly recommend the audio tour, without it it’s impossible to notice all details Gaudi designed.
To finish off the day we went for dinner at a cute little restaurant near our hotel. Ordered a platter of cheese and sangria. The day after we came back to Park Guell again and I absolutely loved it.
Then we made our way to see Casa Mila. Right after that, we took a bus to the castle on the hill to watch a sunset. Unfortunately, they’ve closed the castle half an hour before sunset. So we made a quick tour of the castle and headed to the fountain show and to catch a sunset. After that, we had dinner at Grupo Abrassame located above the shopping mall along with many other restaurants and 360 views on the city. On our way to the hotel, we stopped for a beer in Gothic Square.
Our last day in Barcelona was to enjoy and rest after crazy 3 days. We went to the beach to catch some sun. Walked down the coast to see hotel W. Stopped for some burgers, ice creams, and even more Sangria. Such a lovely day.