May 23, 2017

2 Days in Barcelona

Park Guell, one of the major works of Gaudi in Barcelona

Last week, Mike and I spent two nights in Barcelona where we were able to visit a few of the many attractions in this beautiful Catalan city. My first visit to Barcelona happened a few years ago, although it was just a quick city tour as part of Singelresor's week-long trip to Costa Brava. This time, I was able to visit Gaudi's famous "La Pedrera" and Park Guell among others. In case you are planning a visit to Barcelona, here are some of the tourist attractions we've been to and which I'd highly recommend to all my fellow travelers.


Plaça Reial: Although it was not the first time I visited this square, I just couldn't simply miss it as it has this charm that´s really captivating making it one of my favorite squares in the world.

A short video during our visit to Plaça Reial 😉

La Rambla: Another favorite here in Barcelona, this is almost always full of tourists. Perfect for shopping and dining 😉

La Pedrera: One of Antoni Gaudi's most popular works, La Pedrera is also known as Casa Mila. Entrance fee is 22 Euros and is definitely worth it. We were not able to visit it in the evening (with the lights on the rooftop terrace lit) so in case you have the time, feel free to do the evening tour.

The towers of the La Sagrada Familia as seen from La Pedrera

Casa Batllo: This building is another masterpiece of Gaudi and is located a few blocks from La Pedrera.

Casa Amatller: A work by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this building is right next to Gaudi's more famous Casa Batllo, making it unnoticeable at times.

Arc de Triomf

A video tour of Arc de Triomf and its surroundings.

Parc de la  Ciutadella: I would say this is a mini version of New York's Central Park 😉

Santa Maria del Mar

Mercat del Born

Park Guell: This park is really popular. We came around 12nn and the next available time to enter was at 7:30pm. In case you are planning to visit this park, try to book in advance.

Plaça de Catalunya

Port Vell: This waterfront harbor is very popular among tourists and locals alike. Lots of restaurants and shops.

Transbordador Aeri del Port: We were not able to take the cable car due to limited time but it definitely is something for the tourists 😉

Taking public transportation: The metro system is very efficient and affordable. We bought the T10 card which was perfect for our 3 days stay in Barcelona.

Enjoying Spanish Paella or any of the popular Spanish food 😋


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