Sunday, 1 June 2014

Barcelona Baby!

I have recently been on a 4 day trip to the beautiful Barcelona. I went with my boyfriend, Dan, and I was really excited as this was our first trip abroad together. We had the most fantastic time, and I wish I could whisk us both back there right now. This is going to be the first post of three about our visit, so keep your eyes peeled. 

 We flew quite late and had to navigate ourselves to our hotel – a lovely 4* (and surprisingly reasonably priced due to the January sales!) TRYP by Wyndham hotel located close to the El Maresme-Forum metro station. This was the nicest hotel I have ever been to and it made the trip so much nicer staying somewhere we loved to come home to after a long day sight-seeing. We went to bed as soon as we got there because we knew we would want to be up fairly early so we could explore the city…



 We decided to check out the views from the rooftop of our hotel before leaving for the city, which as you can see were pretty amazing. I loved the fact that we could look out over the city, and see things such as the gorgeous Sagrada Familia! It made me so much more excited for the day ahead and the weather was looking promising even this early on. Dan and I made our way to Parc Guell, the first stop of the day. This was a place we both really wanted to go to and it was absolutely stunning. It must have taken ages for them to do parts of the parc, such as the bench that goes around the platform on the top level of the parc which you will be able to see in these pictures.



 We carried on exploring the parc and had such a great time. You can see views, such as the one in the picture above, from the top level of the parc which was so nice. I absolutely adore views like this because I think you get a feel for the place from being able to look over the whole city. The art that Gaudi produced on the buildings and structures were so fascinating to see; I have made a mosaic before and it took me about 15 minutes to do a tiny CD sized one so I don’t even want to imagine how long the artists took on this parc! It’s amazing. I would really recommend going.


Top: H&M . Leggings: TopShop . Sandals: Kurt Geiger

 I obviously had to pose with Gaudi’s famous lizard. After a while, we decided that we would like to head back to the hotel to freshen up and then grab some lunch at V.I.PS which is an incredible Spanish restaurant. Their burgers are to die for (and I'm not really a burger girl!). I was so excited to take Dan there because I just knew he would love it, which thankfully he did. It was soooo lucky because the only V.I.P.S in Barcelona was literally a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. After this late lunch we went to La Rambla, which is one of the main streets in Barcelona. It was game day in Barcelona so La Rambla was very busy and there were frequent loud bangs which worried me a little but soon we were relaxed and enjoying a mint choc chip ice cream whilst walking down La Rambla and taking everything in! It was really nice to see everyone just having a nice time and enjoying the culture. We also decided to pop into the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria where we enjoyed a marzipan cupcake and some strawberries!





We had a fantastic first day in Barcelona and couldn't wait to see what else the city had to offer over the next few days...

Have you ever been to Parc Guell or La Rambla? 




12 comments:

  1. Looks like you had an absolutely amaaaazing time! I'm so jealous. I want to go visit Barcelona one day x

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    1. It was amazing! you should definitely go xx

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  2. my boyfriend and me really want to go to barcelona.
    it looks so lovely.

    Hayley \\ http://pocketn0tes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it was amazing - i'd recommend looking in the January sales - we got such a fantastic deal on both our flights and hotel! xxx

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  3. Your photos are amazing!! And I'm so jealous of the hotel. I still think Madrid is better than Barcelona ( well, of course I do ;) ) but I'm happy you enjoyed it there :)

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. Thankyou! I think I preferred Madrid too because of the little side courtyard type places but Barcelona was amazing too!! xxx

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  4. I went to Barcelona last year and it's amazing. New follower :)
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. It really is! I want to go back in the Summer months so I can enjoy the beaches too! Thankyou :) xx

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  5. I've never been to Barcelone before, but it looks gorgeous! The food market looks right up my street haha, would love a trip out there :) x

    Hannas’ UK Beauty | Lifestyle blog @ hannatalks

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    1. The food market was amazing! I wanted to order all of the marzipan figures but they were so expensive :( It really was lovely! xxx

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  6. Guell park is beautiful such intracut mosaics. Barcelona is a great city to visit lovely pics Lucy

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    1. I'm so sorry for the late reply!! I agree, guell parc was so gorgeous!! xxx

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