Spain, Travels

Trip to Barcelona

Outstanding architecture, charming medieval streets, and beautiful beaches are just a few reasons why so many people choose Barcelona as their vacation destination.

Barcelona was the last stop on our little Euro trip. It is a huge city, and I am not sure what amount of time would be enough to explore everything! We got off  the plane in the morning and went straight to our Airbnb rental. I was so excited to see the city, that we did not spend there even a moment. We dropped off our suitcases and walked towards Las Ramblas, the most famous street that reaches Placa de Catalunya (if you don’t like huge crowds I would recommend to go there early in the morning). We walked through Placa Reial where we got an amazing all organic meat and veggie burger from Bacoa. Las Ramblas  is also a getaway to La Boqueria food market where I could go back every single day! Go there as early as possible because it gets very busy around lunch time. You will be overloaded by the amount of colorful  fruits, juices and different food throughout the market. You can keep yourself busy just walking around and trying some appetizers. Make sure to check out Brunch & Cake! Their menu is full of delicious, colorful, organic and flavorful dishes. I got a vegan quinoa burger…it was to die for.

My personally favorite part of the city was the oldest neighborhood called the Gothic quarter. I loved getting lost in its winding alleys!

 Passeig de Gràcia is one of the most famous areas, known for having most luxury brands, expensive and best architectural streets in the city. Most of the  buildings you can find there were built by world-famous Antoni Gaudí. If you feel like more walking and then relaxing, go to Parc de la Ciutadella and visit Arc del Triomf on the way!   Or go towards the sea, take a walk through La Barceloneta and then lie down and enjoy the beautiful day! For amazing city views you need to visit Montjuic, Park Güell and Turó de les Tres Creus (highest part of Park Guell). Speaking of Antoni Gaudí, you have to take time out of your day to witness the beautiful La Sagrada Familia. It is a Roman Catholic church designed by Gaudi himself. Construction of the church began in 1882, and is still being built today! The size, and architecture is truly breathtaking and definitely a sight to see!

Delicious mint coconut smoothie, La Boqueria marketBacoa’s organic burgersArc del Triomf Parc de la CiutadellaMy favorite La Boqueria market  Placa ReialMontjuic View from Montjuic