Barcelona has been on my bucket list for years, so I was very happy to have a whole day there this summer.
We only had one day to see everything, so we went on a bus tour in the morning and spent the afternoon exploring. The tour was a good way to see all areas of the city – Barcelona is huge and there is no way you could see it all on foot in one day. The tour covered the Gaudi cathedral, Olympic Stadium and the designer shopping areas. We also saw the royal palaces, and had great view of the city and the marina from the same area.
In the afternoon, we stayed around the Rambla area. The crowds were crazy and the weather a bit too hot for me, but it was worth it. I’ve always wanted to see the Gaudi buildings, not to mention the home of my favourite Spanish shops like Mango and Zara.
Barcelona is probably one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. The architecture is amazing and there is a stunning view around every quarter. The medieval part of the city was my favourite; coble stones and winding alleys full of interesting buildings, balconies and shops. I really liked the little details on the buildings. There were historic carvings and plaques mixed with modern graffiti.
One of the most unexpected things about Barcelona was the dogs. They were everywhere!
So, the first part of the afternoon was spent sightseeing. The second part was all about food and you can read about this in my next post.