Thursday, 13 September 2012

Travel Destinations: Barcelona

Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in Barcelona; what I wouldn't give to go back there now with this cold weather!
Barcelona is Spain's second largest city and the capital of Catalonia( and the largest city). They speak Catalan, a different language altogether to Spanish. And Barcelona has 3 airports serving it; El Prat, the city's airport, Gerona about 40 minutes from Barcelona and Reus- the same. It is very easy to get the train from El Prat to Barcelona central (which I did) and takes about 20 minutes. There is so much to see and do in the city, I just didn't have time to do it all, unfortunately.


I did manage to visit the famous Sagrada Familia, designed by Gaudi. It is a Roman Catholic church and also, is incomplete, as Gaudi died before finishing and with work continually happening to it, they estimate it's completion in 2026! It's really easy to get to by the Metro, but queues were 2 hours to get inside so I didn't go.


I also went to another famous 'landmark'; Las Ramblas, or La Rambla, the 1.2 km tree lined street. There were street performers down one end and hundreds of stalls selling flowers and souvenirs the other. It is lined with shops and restaurants and leads down to the pier.
Another tourist landmark that you can enter from La Rambla is La Boqueria , a public market, that dates back to the 12th century.

It is primarily a Meat and Fish market, and only 200 years ago, had the official structure built and was officially recognized. It as full of meats typical to Spain, like Chorizo and Serrano ham, hanging everywhere,
Once done looking around we stopped for some Tapas at a nearby restaurant, I wasn't disappointed, it tasted sooo good!


Sorry for the picture heavy post, but I was snapping away the whole time in Barcelona, so this is just a tiny amount!
Have any of you been to Barcelona or want to go? I'd love to go back and see a bit more of the city. If you've been is there anywhere you'd recommend?
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  1. amazing photos. i love that city. very cool :-)


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    1. Thank you, I loved it too :)
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  2. I want to go so badly! Looks amazing :) x

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      Daniella x

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  3. Beautiful photos. I would love to visit Barcelona. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time spent there.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    1. Thanks, I really did and want to go back already; there's so much more I want to see
      Daniella x

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  4. I've been in Barcelona in 2008, while I was in holidays in a city nearby.
    But unfortunately I didn't see much (It was a Sunday and everything was closed). What I remember seeing was the Barcelona's football team stadium and the Sagrada Familia.
    I would love to go back with more time to visit everything.

    xoxo
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    1. I don't feel I saw enough either, I want to go back, would love to see the football stadium :)
      Daniella x

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  5. I;ve never been to Barcelona, always wanted to though and even more want to now!
    lovely pics!

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    1. Thanks, it's always been on my list of places to go, want to go back and see more though
      Daniella x

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  6. Lucky you! I'd love to be anywhere hot right now . Love your blog name by the way
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    1. Me too, would love to go back, away from this English weather
      Daniella x

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  7. barcelona looks amazing!! im so jealous of your time there!! :) xxxx
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    1. It is great there, would recommend it :)
      Daniella x

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  8. I have been to Barcelona and loved it. I suggest to visit the Picasso Museum. Also, I highly recommend reading this fantastic book written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, titled "The Shadow of the Wind," set in beautiful Barcelona. You will learn many interesting sights in that book in the midst of the drama and mystery. You posted beautiful pictures from your trip.

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    1. Thank you, hopefully if I have the chance to go again I can visit the Picasso Museum. I'll check out that book- thanks!
      Daniella x

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  9. wow! love those photos.,hope I can visit Barcelona someday.,even just once. Anyway may I know what camera are you using?

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    1. Thanks, I hope you get to visit it. I was using my Nikon D3000 (a DSLR) with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
      Daniella x

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  10. such lovely photos! i'm in love with this place <3
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  11. Great post!

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  12. I have always wanted to go to Barcelona, it looks like such an amazing place. Your photos are gorgeous :) xx

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    1. Thank you, I want to go back already, definitely recommend it :)
      Daniella x

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  13. I've never been there but i want to so badly!
    Have a nice day!
    xo
    Anastasia
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    1. Thanks, I loved it, hope you get to go
      Daniella x

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  14. I just love the buildings there! I would love to go <3

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    1. I loved the architecture, wish I could have visited Guell park too
      Daniella x

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  15. Helloooo!! Just bobbing over to say a big thank you for your kind comment. Hope you are well, i am off for a little nosey around these parts now ;) xxx

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  16. great pictures, i would love to go there too!


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    1. Thanks, I hope you get to visit it :)
      Daniella x

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  17. I've been to Barcelona 3 times and I would still love to go back again. It is so pretty and with so much history, lovely snaps! x

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    1. I'd love to go that many times, want to go back already now I've left :)
      Daniella x

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  19. Barcelona has always been one of my favorite places to visit and I can't wait to go back again!
    - Monica
    Caravan of Style

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  20. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  21. I visited Barcelona a couple of times but relatively short tripsboth times - would love to go again for a proper explore, it's such a beautiful city

    ♥ ThankFifi
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post :)

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    1. I'd love to go back too! No problem :)
      Daniella x

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  22. Great post, I've always wanted to visit !

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    1. Thank you, I hope you get to :)
      Daniella x

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  23. Beautiful photos!

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  24. Oh wow, the city looks amazing and it looks like you had the best time! I would definitely love to visit one day! xo

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    1. It really was so beautiful, there was loads more I wanted to see. I had a great time- Thanks :)
      Daniella x

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  25. I adored Barcelona, I never wanted to leave! There is so much beauty and culture there - love your photos <3

    xoxo Bree
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    1. Thanks, I definitely agree, I loved the buildings, food, culture, weather- everything :)
      Daniella x

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  26. My fave city, did you check out the fountains? They are amazing?

    I'm off to Budapest in 3 weeks and cannot wait :)

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    1. No I didn't have time to unfortunately, hopefully I can go again in the not so distant future and see everything I missed! Hope you have a lovely time in Budapest, it's great there- make sure you visit the baths :)
      Daniella x

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    2. Thanks for the tip, i have now followed your lovely blog and would love if you could do the same to mine if you like it.

      Thank you also for the comment :) Have a lovely day xxx

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  27. Great post! I love Barcelona so much! I've been there tree times and I cannot wait to go again! :))

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to go again too
      Daniella x

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  28. Barcelona is so beautiful! I absolutely love these pictures.

    xoxo, Meera

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    1. Thank you, I completely agree- loved it!
      Daniella x

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  29. I love Barcelona, I need to go back!
    Great pictures :) x

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    1. I really want to go back too!
      Daniella x

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  30. I got there in 2002 and promised myself to come back, sooner or later...so much colours here and there...and the nightlife on the Ramblas!! :)

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    1. I know, it's beautiful! I really didn't see enough when I was there! Hope you go back- sooner or later :)
      Daniella x

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    1. Thank you, it was very beautiful over there
      Daniella x

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