A Luxury Break Back in Barcelona: What I …

A Luxury Break Back in Barcelona: What I would love to do again [Commissioned Post]

Barcelona feels like the city that got away – and needs another chance.  Luxury Retreats commissioned me to share my first impressions of visiting, and what I’d fit on a second visit whilst staying in their vacation rentals in Barcelona. (All of these images are theirs, all of the memories are mine.)

Barcelona, Spain – Food glorious food #travelthursdays

Barcelona, Spain – Food glorious food #travelthursdays

Whenever travelling, we like to try a variety of local and tourist delicacies. Spain when exploring it a few years ago was no exception. My best ever, ever tip is to have a list of the things you want to try, and if you can, try and avoid the touristy traps as you normally get ripped off and eat bland rubbish food. We nibbled our way through delicious cuisine whilst soaking up the sunshine of the barcelona beach, exploring the glory of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia,… View Post

Barcelona, Spain #travelthursdays

Barcelona, Spain #travelthursdays

We started with a walking tour of his most famous works and our tour guide asked us: Gaudi – 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!) Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. (Wikipedia) He created/modified some of the most amazing buildings,… View Post

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

Barcelona, Spain – the must-see Tourist Attractions

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… View Post

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain and the glory of Gaudi

We started 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!) Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. His architecture reflected his passions of architecture, nature and religion. (Wikipedia) He created/modified some of the most amazing buildings, using nature… View Post