A weekend in Barcelona

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I am here for the PAELLA! Only joking.. and for the wine!

Hola Barcelona, que tal?

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Well this would be my second trip to Spain. Slightly different considering this time is about the city life.

And Spain did not let me down at all, again! This country is absolutely beautiful, no matter where you go. Reckon I should move to Spain!

From lifestyle to food, places to visit and places where you can relax.. you have got everything in one place!

Have decided to rent a private flat in a very convenient area called Gracia. I can describe this area as a hidden one. Full of restaurants and bars, everything within a walking distance. Really good area to stay if visiting this beautiful city.

Easy travel from El Prat airport aswell. 20 minutes by bus from right outside the airport which takes you straight to the city centre.

Talking about walking distance, the area is basically by the city centre of Barcelona.
Takes up to 30 minutes walk to the Port of Barcelona

As you already know, I love walking.
And don’t think this city was an exception!
Was the same principle – stay centrally so can have access to all places to visit on a walking distance.

From the port, keep walking towards the promenade, beach that is..

There are so many bars and restaurants with a view on the promenade. And tell you this much, cocktails are amazing on a hot summer day!

Walking along the promenade, you can find some nice restaurants with amazing food.

But let’s go back to the food. Best paella I had in my life! And trust me, I did had quite a lot. Slobbering yet?

The place is called Tapas Ricas. Not a fancy restaurant or anything. But so worth going! Paellas start from 15 euros each, depending on the flavours you pick.

From the promenade, there is a fair walk to Sagrada Familia. However I chose taxi, just to gain some more time.
Journey is 5 minutes, depending on the traffic.

And here it is, such a beautiful building. Or better to say piece of art! The most iconic place to visit in Barcelona.
Do you know the story behind this? Check it here to find out more.

For tickets and tour, click here 
I would recommend to book this in advance as the queues are interminable.

After visiting this beautiful iconic building, walked towards Arc de Triomf

Good job all the main places to visit in Barcelona are not far from each other. Everything is within a walking distance.
This is if you love walking of course.

The very next day decided to have a walk around the streets of Barcelona. And not far from where our flat was, there were the Gaudi Buildings

Tickets can be purchased either online or upon arrival. Cost per ticket start from 9 euros. As we kept walking, we stopped at one point for something to drink and a cake or two..

In the evening, Las Ramblas is a good place to go for drinks and food.
We started off with some spanish wine beforehand 🙂

I will leave some pics with you from the streets of Barca..

There are so many things to do in this city. From restaurants to clubs, touristic places to visit and straight on the beach.

The top 5 places to visit in Barcelona are:
La Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas
Gaudi Buildings
Arc de Triomf
Gothic Cathedral

As I explored this city in two days and did not had enough time to visit everything, I already booked my next visit! 🙂

Barcelona, see you soon enough!

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