Discover the Highlights of Barcelona over a Weekend

March 10, 2017

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The next and last stop of my three months long adventure was in Barcelona, Spain. Mom sponsored the hotel, so we stayed at a really fancy place on La Rambla. We were right in the middle of all the action. All the famous Barcelona tourist attractions were nearby. If you are wondering where to stay in Barcelona, check out this post. barcelona highlights

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Barcelona Highlights

Barcelona was a very interesting city. It was totally different from our prior stop, Rome. Barcelona was more like a modern city with a fascinating architecture. It was nothing like any other cities I had seen before.  There were so many things to do in Barcelona. Gaudi’s funky buildings make Barcelona a unique place. These are the first thing you should visit. We saw some really cool buildings. We also visited the park on the top of a mountain where Gaudi’s home can be found. It is converted into a museum now. Up there you can see the famous crocodile made out of a mosaic that Gaudi designed. It is the symbol of the city today.

We were wondering what to do in Barcelona next. We had the option to get some Sangria and tapas or go sightseeing. We decided to continue visiting the fascinating buildings of Gaudi. We visited the unique Sagrada Familia next, which is a famous church of Gaudi. It is different from any church I have ever seen before. It is modern and eclectic, just like the entire city. It is certainly the most interesting of the Barcelona points of interest. Other places to visit in Barcelona included the Picasso Museum. Here I learned many interesting things about the different phases of Picasso’s life and his different styles. Also, there was a very interesting temporary exhibition on the artworks that he had owned. He owned almost 1000 paintings of different painters from different eras.

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Gaudi Crocodile - Symbol of Barcelona

Gaudi Crocodile – Symbol of Barcelona

There were many things to see in Barcelona at night as well. People gathered outside the bars. We enjoyed going to Tapas Bars and tried all the different pinchos every night. One of the top things to do in Barcelona was shopping. We enjoyed shopping and walking around on La Rambla. There were many street artists and nice cafes and shops along the road. One of the best things to do in Barcelona is strolling down La Rambla to the beach and enjoying the vibe of the city.

Barcelona was a fascinating place from an artistic point of view. The architecture and the streets were really beautiful. The only thing that bothered me about it, is that many people spoke Catalan and not Spanish and in most cases, I was unable to understand them.

Gaudi Architecture - Barcelona Highlights

Gaudi Architecture – Barcelona Highlights

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About Barbara

Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

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