Good morning dears!!! Finally I have time to post on this blog, that already thinks that it was forgotten. Never! After such a long break I want to warm you up for a start with a post about sunny and delicious Barcelona. In September I went for my first solo trip to Spain and Portugal, and Barcelona was the first stop. The time I spent in Spain was awesome, with unique experiences. On Saturday evening, the 10th of September I arrived at the hostel Abrevadero, near the metro station Paral-lel. It was very easy to go from the airport to the city center with the AeroBus, which stops at Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunia and it costs around 10 euros.
- The Magic Fountain of Montjuic
The first night I went out to explore and lucky me I went out just in time to see the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, the most unbelievable and unique water show I have ever seen in my life. It was literally magic. Before going there you should check the time because it is not every day, and since maybe you go to Barcelona for 3-4 days like me, you want to make sure that you catch one of the shows at Montjuic.
2. One day at the beach
There are several beaches along the coast, some of them very good. The famous Barcelonnete beach is too much overrated, and I would recommend Beach Nova Icaria.
3. The Sagrada Familia
Of course one of the most stunning attractions in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, for which I ordered my tickets online 2 weeks before. It can be that even with the tickets you will have to stand in line, so I surely recommend ordering them online :). The building is still under construction, and is only planned to be finished in nearly 2026 year, so you must be probably disturbed by the noise of drilling and so on, nevertheless everything considered it is worth a visit.
4. Parc Guell
Still bearing the ecstatic mood after visiting the Sagrada Familia, the next stop must be the Parc Guell which was designed by the same architect as of Sagrada Familia, namely the famous Antonio Gaudi. The park has a surface of 17-18 ha, but the most visited part is the monumental zone designed with split ceramics, which makes it so unique. The entrance is around 8 euros, which is not so expensive but if you do not order the tickets online once there you will face a huge line, and what happened to me is that while waiting in line the girl was informing us that we could enter the zone only in 3 hours from that moment. Therefore, I recommend since you decided to go to visit the Parc Guell, you better buy the tickets online well in advance, because standing in line ain’t no fun :). I managed to walk around in the park zone which is for free, and sometimes there are artists performing, it was very nice and relaxing.
5. Take a walk on Las Ramblas
It is everything true what is saying about this pedestrian zone in Barcelona, and namely that is overcrowded by tourists and everything can happen so you must watch out for your belongings, nevertheless for me it was a nice walk and I got to see the famous Boqueria Market and just to admire the architecture of the city. There are a lot of booths with souvenirs and flower shops.
6. Plaza Catalunia
At the end of the Las Ramblas you will find Plaza Catalunia with its most loyal visitors – the pigeons.
7. Bairro Alto
The most amazing place in Barcelona which I loved the most, was the Bairro Alto. Considering that it is hot and the sun was so powerful, strolling the hidden streets of the Bairro Alto was a great experience. Those tiny pedestrian streets and the architecture brings you a completely different glimpse about Barcelona.
8. Torre Agbar
The high building is more impressive when visited at night, due to the lightnings.
9. Enjoy the food in Barcelona
Barcelona will always remain in my heart as an amazing destination with great beaches and super delicious food. It is worth visiting solo, with friends or family and a great destination year round for vacation.