Last week me and Danny took a mini trip to the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia – Barcelona! We loved it so much that we’ve created an aim to be living there in the next 5 years.
So why is it so great? With the restaurants and bars lining the beautifully cobbled streets, endless wonders to see and do, and the completely chilled-out vibe, we believe Barcelona is a place everybody must experience.
It’s heaven for any foodie
Every street you stroll down is packed with restaurants of all different types of cuisine as well as the classic Spanish tapas and paella. Oriental restaurants, taco bars, organic cafes and bakeries are among the long list of types of places to dine. I am a complete foodie and this was paradise for me, I just wish I was there for longer to try more places!
One place I will recommend is Brunch and Cake (By The Sea). Their unique menu provides the freshest and quirkiest dishes. We started with some organic superfood smoothies, then I went onto banana French toast with bacon and sweet potato fries, whilst Danny enjoyed a vegan pumpkin burger. Yummmmm.
The architecture is jaw-dropping
Just lining the pathways are beautiful buildings and monuments to gaze at. But if this isn’t enough for you, The Sagrada Familia (pictured below) is a masterpiece in progress. The sky high work of art is outstanding from the outside, but even more interesting when entering. Parc Guell is also a true place to admire, with many of the buildings and benches designed out of old pieces of pottery, and unwanted plates and mugs.
Barceloneta Beach has it all – shops and restaurants lined across, and an amazing nightlife right on it. You can sit and relax on the beach all day without moving, as you can buy different types of drinks, souvenirs, massages and more from your seat. It’s always a great atmosphere here with lots to do.
In our country can get a little hectic and we find ourselves often rushing around. The Catalonian culture is completely different – we often saw residents spending their time sat on an outdoor table drinking wine and snacking on delightful tapas. Everybody working in bars and restaurants give off a relaxed, happy attitude.
You’ll never get bored
I know for this visit (my second one) I was only there for four days, but I really believe you could never get bored in Barcelona! There is just all sorts going on – art and architecture, history and culture, sports, eateries and nightlife; all of which is vibrant and fascinating.
Even just walking through the city is fun enough, with every street having something to admire.