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:
- 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 GÃ³tico with its emblematic Cathedral
- Plaza Catalunya
- La Pedrera – Casa Mila by Antonio Gaudi
- 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 GaudiÂ´s Sagrada Familia, Museu de les CiÃ¨ncies 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.