In my last post I told you about the airbnb accommodation we stayed in and several food spots I liked. In this post I will share my favorite sightseeing and insider tips about Barcelona with you.
When in Barcelona you should definitely go for a walk right up to the expensive W Hotel (where one can have amazing drinks). It is a bit of a walk, but so nice. The crow of the birds, the street musicians playing their trumpets and obtrusive men who want to sell you their fake Nikes or Ray Ban sunglasses. This is the pure vacation feeling.
La Sagrada Familia
No words needed.
All the art by Gaudí
Gaudi is one of the most amazing artists in the world. His buildings and sculptures are so in depth and incarnate his passion for creating unique artwork. I recommend taking the Hop on Hop off Bus, because it makes it so much easier to cross the big city and get to see all of his creations.
Mercado de la Boqueria
Odor explosion. Fish. Crabs that are still moving. Smoothies in all imaginable colours. Candy. Freshly baked bread. Tomato vines that couldn’t look any more delish. Chocolate and so much more. I loved it there!
4. Insider tips
Bunkers – El Carmel
This observation deck is very hard to find, I can tell you! But once you are up there you have an amazing view over the whole city. You can see the beach, the 142m high Torre Agbar which looks almost like the 30 St Mary Axe in London, la Sagrada Familia and several other beautiful buildings.
La Basicila Galería.
Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. Even VOGUE wrote an article about this odd shop. When you get in you feel like you are entering a different world. You find everything from expensive golden jewellery over tiny Alice in Wonderland rings up to necklaces with rubber broccoli.
Halfway through the store you can go left into another room where you have hundreds of beautifully decorated perfume flacon and the most impressive is that you have upside down wine glasses with the smell of the particular. An experience of the senses.
and some leftovers that are too pretty not to show you: