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Barcelona 2010

11 November 2010

Today’s our third day in Barcelona, it’s 9.10am at the moment and we’re just about to venture out to make our way to the Sagrada Familia. There’s just so much to do and see here! Ive had to give up our trip to the Dali Museum so that we can focus on the main attractions in Barce. I’ve realised pastries, biscuits, ice-cream and chocolate is popular over here- every corner you turn, there are cute looking ice cream stalls, alluring bakeries blitzing sweet danishes from their windows. How the Spanish stay so slim is beyond me!

The quickest way getting round Barce is the metro. Their metro system here is very efficient, clean and reliable (cheap too, compared to travelling around in the UK).

Summary of attractions visited so far:
Day 1.

  • Our hotel is situated on Las Rambles (Dressanes), we trawled these streets – plenty of Souvenirs to pick up! (make sure you haggle too)
  • L’Aquarium de Barcelona (Port Verre area)
  • Barrio Gótico with its emblematic Cathedral
  • Plaza Catalunya
  • La Pedrera – Casa Mila by Antonio Gaudi

Day 2.

  • The Magic Fountain of Montjuic
  • Olympic Stadium and Museum
  • Poble Espanyol de Montjuic
  • Barcelona FC Museum/Stadium
  • National Museum of Art of Catalunya MNAC

On our list to visit includes: Guell Park and Gaudi´s Sagrada Familia, Museu de les Ciències Naturals de la Ciutadella, Golondrinas boat ride,

Tip: The best idea is to get lost among the narrow back streets (near The Ramblas) where you can hear the echo of the church bells and admire the little antique shops, bars and local cafes you find along the way and of course, appreciate the Gothic Catalan architecture.

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful city on the world! I hope to visit this place again! Check my photos out on Flickr.

Missie Cindz

posted under: Daily Musings, Travel