My Europe Trip! | Barcelona

By Sarah - Saturday, December 19, 2015

Man, I am taking forever to type all these adventures down! But .. Here we were in Barcelona!!

When we reached, it was intense hustle mode. Have to see this city (& not to mention the shopping!!) in a condensed period of 2 days. I've never been to Spain before, so I was thorougly thrilled. The good looking men here definitely made me even more excited. *winks*

Upon touch down, the heat got to me. Man, it was burning! Had to change into shorts asap after checking into our hotel. We stayed at Hotel Ciutat de Sant Adria (which is not near the city centre but fairly accessible via metro).

First stop, the must-see Basillica de la Sagrada Familia! It was stunning! The intricacy of the details on the building is truly fascinating. Some parts of it had scaffolding and apparently till now,this large Roman church is still not finished! Construction is estimated to finish by 2028.

Since we had no itinerary, we just wandered around and we chanced upon this gorgeous blue tiled building along Marina. This is the La Monumental, which used to a bull ring and the last bullfighting arena that was in commercial operation in Catalonia! Pretty cool.

Of course, we had to go to the beach! Passed by this huge marina where we got to see tons of yachts. It was insanely cool.  All that luxury living.

The sand on the beach was soooo fine and soft (unlike them hard grainy ones at our local Sentosa beach). Tons of people were just sun bathing and playing volleyball. I didn't bring a mat so we just took a walk long it, rather than settling down and enjoying the beach breeze.

Day 2

Woke up bright and early for our Barcelona Free Walking Tour with Sandemans (I highly recommend going for one as it really does help you to better understand the history and sights of the city!). 

Pillars from when the Romans first entered Barcelona

Arc De Triomf
After lunch, we decided to head to the Musuem Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. This was probably the most breathtaking experience I've had in my entire trip. It was incredible! The architecture, stairs, fountains and just the whole atmosphere made this place so magical. Not to mention that you get to see Barcelona from above when you reach the top!

The photo can't capture the true beauty of this place. You must come and experience it for yourself! 

I highly recommend you including this in your must-do-list when you visit! I didn't wanna leave. 

I literally sat here for about 30 minutes, soaking the view in! 

Last pit stop of the day was Park Guell. We didn't buy tickets to enter various parts of the park but the areas that were free were just as beautiful and worth a visit! The park was pretty hard to get to (a whole lot of walking and climbing up a steep slope!!) from the metro station so be prepared. 

You get to see a good view of Barcelona from above too! 


Had half a day to go shopping before flying off to Nice! Many people raved about Spanish fashion brands such as Zara, Pull and Bear, Bershka and Stradivarius being exceedingly cheap in Spain, so of course I was excited.

Fueled ourselves up first before heading Las Ramblas to tackle the shops. Dropped by Mercado 
de La Boqueria to get some fresh fruit and fruit juice! Look at the variety though! 

We also managed to drop by Casa Batlló, another famous building designed by Gaudi! 
Another name for this is the house of bones, and I can see why! 

I didn't take any photos whilst shopping as obviously, my hands were busy grabbing things. 

Overall, Barcelona was enjoyable. The buildings with the fancy balconies, the architecture and the people made the whole experience memorable! 

Until then, XO. 

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