Fancy exploring Barcelona? It’s a fascinating city – beautiful, mad architecture, freely flowing Sangria and pintxos for days. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes.
Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion.
Sagrada Familia: No question, this place is incredible. We started our adventures in Barcelona with a walking tour of Gaudi’s most famous works and our tour guide asked us: Genius or Madman? (Warning, you may want to make a cup of tea and get a biscuit, this is quite a photo-heavy post, sorry!)
Park Gaule: Fantastic place to wander, watch the parrots and take a picnic.
The La Boqueria Food Market, off Las Ramblas (a tourist attraction in it’s own right):
Take a half-day trip to Montserrat – you can do this easily by train or with a coach tour:
Nb: Definitely catch the Funicular/Cog Train up to the Monastery:
Listen to the oldest established boy choir in Europe and explore the Monserrat Basilica:
Explore Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter – discover all some of the nooks and crannies:
Check out the Barcelona Cathedral:
… say ‘Hey’ to the 13 Geese there
See some Picasso artworks in the Museum and on the buildings:
Above all, enjoy the amazing weather, the tasty Tapas, Slurp Sangria and relax. We also managed one of our 101 in 1001 – no phones, no internet for 4 days.
Really good Tip: Pickpockets are rife on the Metro; don’t have your valuables easy to snatch, try and keep to the middle of the tube trains (Pickpockets tend to haunt the ends as they can get away quick) and above keep a really good eye out. If someone stands really close to you or asks something out of the ordinary (especially in English) be really aware that they may be pickpockets.
We really enjoyed Barcelona, it’s a great city break.