BARCELONA


As some of you may know I recently spent some time in Barcelona so I thought I'd share some pictures I took and chat about the experience as it may be interesting to anyone thinking about going there. If you're clever and reasonably flexible flights to Barcelona are really cheap, as in under £80 for a return which is great, just try to avoid August. Accommodation isn't as great but the further out of the city you stay the cheaper. We were quite lucky and had a lot to see in walking distance and were near a metro station which we used to get to the Old Town and beach. Barcelona beach is actually man made, not that you really care while laying in the sun! As you may know I'm really pale and can't tan at all so I spent my time slapping on the factor 50 between swimming in the sea. The jellyfish warnings did freak me out a bit so be wary! 


As for sightseeing Barcelona is very spaced out so you have to metro or spend a lot of time walking (which we did) to get from place to place. I definitely recommend getting a metro pass if you're there for more than 5 days because it makes life so much easier and will save you money! We visited the Old Town and the Cathedral which are must see's, the old part of the city is very beautiful. We also trecked to the Sagrada Familia which was incredible! These were my favourite parts, I like architecture and Barcelona has such an interesting mixture which was cool. The food was also really good and you can make it as expensive as you want it to be, we ate out each evening then stuck to cheaper fast food options for lunch. Tapas is obviously something you need to give a go while there, I think it's great especially if there's a big group of you.


We also visited Barcelona Zoo which I think is safe to say, far better than London Zoo. The variety of animals is vast and they also had dolphins which I thought was really cool though we didn't actually get to see any! The entry wasn't expensive either so if you're interested in that sort of thing its worth going. 


We spent a lot of time getting lost and I expect you will too if you go, it's not a bad thing though, you end up finding really cool things which are less touristy. We did successfully manage to find the Font Magica which a lovely guy on a bus from the airport told us about. You have to visit it if you ever go to Barcelona, there is a huge night time show with opera music playing and the fountain changing shape and colour (terrible description, I videoed some in my vlog if you want to see what I mean) and it's amazing, the atmosphere is incredible. You can look up the times of shows depending on when you go. Also the views from up by the Palau Nacional which the fountain is in front of are amazing and best of all there are escalators that take you to the top (thank god). 


I vlogged the trip too if you're interesting in seeing more than just pictures. It's not a chatty vlog which I think is better in this instant as it's more about the city's beauty and what we did while there! Barcelona is a great city and one I definitely want to revisit as there is so much to see and it can be a great budget holiday too if you want it to be. Websites like Travel Supermarket compare great city break deals to Barcelona for around £170 depending on the time of year and that includes flight and hotels as a minimum so you should definitely check that out. Hope you liked this post and found it helpful! 

Jenny x 

25 comments:

  1. Wow I would love to go there!! Beautiful pictures!

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    1. You should one day! America is so much further away from Spain than England so I guess it's easier for me >< x

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  2. Great photos! I love Barcelona

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  3. such nice pics, that is a man made beach !!
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    1. Thankyou and I know! I wrote about it under the picture :) x

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  4. Wow! Looks like you had a blast! The pictures are awesome (:

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  5. It sure looks fun~ whoa, I'd be a bit tense to swim if there were jellyfish warnings, haha! You can still get some exercise and you can enjoy the nature while walking from destination to destination to sight see :) Love the night shots! Hope you enjoyed Barcelona! X

    Chic Nikkie

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    1. I know, it was crazy! Yeah very true and thankyou x

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  6. great pictures. i visited barcelona 6-7 yrs ago. i loved it!! :)

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  8. Wow seems like you had a great time! Great photos :)

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  9. lovely photos!
    Barcelona seems amazing!
    xoxo Rose
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  10. Looks so beautiful! That fountain show looks really cool.
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  11. WOW! Barcolona! I have never been to Spain, but next summer I will going Marbella with the family so excited! The pictures look amazing. May I ask what camera do you use? This summer I will be going to France for two weeks so excited! Followed you via GFC, do check out my blog and maybe follow if you have time :)x

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    1. Ooh lucky you, I wish I has a holiday planned to look forward to! Thankyou and it's a Canon Powershot SX280, if you're thinking about getting one look on Amazon because it's half the price. I will check it out now and thankyou for the lovely comment! x

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  12. great impressions sweety!

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  13. Awesome photos, hope you had a great time in Barcelona.
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  14. I love Barcelona! I've been there two times and I'm planing on returning maybe next year!

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  15. I love Barcelona!I went there in november.It was great!
    Your pics bring back memories.

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  16. Looks like it was so much fun!! :)

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  17. I'm going to baracelona in two weeks, I can't wait!
    Lauren
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  18. Great pictures, looks like you had a great time over there :)))
    the city must be just mervelous :D

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  19. Great pictures! Love your blog!
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