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17 August 2014

Boiling in Barcelona



   After a speedy flight over from Paris we landed in a very sunny Barcelona. It was nearly 30 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, such a perfect summers day.

We lugged our heavy backpacks down the busy bustling streets until we reached our next hostel, dropped off our luggage and began our day.

We headed off to the metro, making our way up what felt like a million steps until we reached the entrance of Park Guell. It was the perfect day to visit the Park as it was lovely to wander the stone paths, indulging in ice creams and cold drinks along the way.

The main reason tourists (and us!) are drawn to Park Guell is Gaudis magnificent colourful creations. The houses looked remarkably like they were out of a storybook, almost like gingerbread houses. The whole place is magical with colours bursting out of all angles, flowers in full bloom and parrots chatting away. I loved it.

The municipal gardens are completely free and you can come and go as you please, I'd recommend bringing a picnic just before dusk and watch the sunset as you sip on your drinks and nibble on yummy treats.

However, if you want to see Gaudi's magical creations it will cost you 8 euro and is open 8am-8pm. It is definitely worth it.


Whilst in Barcelona we also couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit Sant Josep market and sample some of its fresh delights. It was another area of Barcelona that was just teaming with colour. There were stalls for everything, fruit, meat, spices and juices.

We spent a while exploring whilst munching away on strawberries and banana and sipping on fresh mango juice


In the evening we headed off to watch a magical fountain show, it was so beautiful! It is something I really would recommend doing if you ever go to Barcelona other than the obvious sights of La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. It's in the Montjuic area of Barcelona and starts around 8pm and is every half an hour. It is free to see too which is perfect for those with a lower budget.


We were lucky that were we stayed was actually on the same street as La Sagrada Familia! So every morning and evening we were greeted by such an amazing piece of architecture.


Of course there is the obligatory photos of some yummy desserts. We indulged in Churros which are a bit like long straight donuts in flavour and texture and they are traditionally served with hot melted chocolate. They definitely get my seal of approval, yum, yum, yum.


We did also spend a day at barcolenta beach soaking in the Spanish sun and sipping on cocktails. It was bliss. If you fancy a short break with some sun I would suggest going to Barcelona, there's plenty to do and a beach.

What more could you ask for?
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