Prior to my trip I found out that most people had travelled to Barcelona at least once or several times and absolutely raved about it. Therefore I thought I was one of the last people to visit! My trip to Barcelona was a last minute weekend away in March 2013. Barcelona is a surprising gem full of delights. So colourful, architecturally stunning and very friendly. Just strolling through the French quarter on a Sunday morning you witness the countless families and dog lovers out enjoying the many recreational areas plotted around the city.
|Park Guell and the many mosaics throughout the park|
You can’t visit the Barcelona without seeing Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia so that was one of our first stops. This stunning half built cathedral is a sight to behold. I’d recommend going inside to see the towering sculpted commons and spectrum of colours from Gaudi’s eclectic vision. Another good sight to visit is Gaudi’s Park Guell, entrance is free and is full of sculptures, mosaics and the perfect place for a panoramic views of the city. Gaudi’s masterpieces don’t stop there – you also have the Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the city centre.
|The Nou Camp Stadium Experience|
I spent two days exploring this city and it was not enough time. I totally understand why people have revisited time and time again. There were parts of the city we only caught a glimpse of such as the Olympic Park, Port and the countless museums and parks dotted around the city.