Monday, April 21, 2014

Barcelona - the fabulous first Day

So here it is, the very first post of my fabulous trip to Barcelona loaded with lots of city shots!
First of all one tip, whenever you can make it to Mallorca, make sure to check out the flights to Barcelona from Palma de Mallorca, they are super cheap! We paid less than 50 Euro for the flight back and forth with Ryanair. Plus, the flight itself is incredibly short, once I turned on my iPod the flight attendant asked me to switch it off cause we were already landing, just 30 minutes! So if you're on Mallorca for a while it's pretty easy to slip in a trip to Barcelona.
I escaped to this vibrant city at the end of March, it was a three-day trip loaded with intense sight-seeing! It's not necessary to pay for one of the famous red tourist buses when you want to discover Barcelona. We did the bus tour walking... yes, I gotta admit it was exhausting, up to eight hours a day, but believe me, you get to see much more exploring a city by foot! 
So today you get to see loads of tourist pictures! I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous city, its mix of modern architecture and ancient buildings is sheer fascinating. In addition to that we were spoilt with endless sunshine and a very refreshing breeze, lucky us!

So I put together a list for you of all the famous sights we visited such as...

  • the incredible unfinished basilica La Sagrada Família
  • a wonderfully relaxing park named Parc de la Ciutadella which is right next to the impressive Arc de Triomf
  • L'Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, check out its stunning architecture!
  • El Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona's shopping mecca - once you're there make sure to stop by the magnificent Casa Batlló
  • La playa de la Barceloneta, for the California feeling
  • the shimmering Torre Agbar and its ultra modern surroundings
  • and not to forget, La Rambla, an amazingly busy but charming tree-lined mall that is home to the Mercat de la Boqueria, a wonderful market where you can find numerous sweets, fruits, yummy smoothies, baked goods, fish, spices and everything the culinary heart desires

Enjoy the photos!


  1. Aaahhh...looks so amazing!! I can't to go to here one day!! Wonderful pictures xx

  2. looks so fabulous! I would love to visit one day! =D

  3. Barcelona is such an exciting and lovely city!! =)

  4. Yay, love these photos - amazing shots as usual and makes me miss Barcelona so much!! We did the same, walked everywhere for 2 days and felt so exhausted by the end but it was totally worth it. We didn't actually make it to the playas but next time for sure.

    Look forward to Day 2 & 3!

  5. wow beautiful photos!!
    looks amazing

  6. Ahh I love it! I want to be there right now. Closing my eyes and pretending I'm not in a silly cubicle!

  7. aahh it's so beautiful there!!! aaahhh!! the weather, the food, the architecture!!! glorious!! :D

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  8. Wonderful views! I am impressed with your blog and now I wish to visit all these stunning attractions in upcoming summer. Suggest me what time will be best to visit Barcelona and let me know about the cheap bus tours to go there. Guide me about the best restaurant too.

    1. Hey Burnett, I couldn't find any link from you so I'll just answer here hoping that you'll see it ;-) I visited Barcelona in March and had a fabulous time, I guess the weather is best around spring/fall. I flew to Barcelona and haven't done a bus tour but explored the city walking so I unfortunately can't help you with that. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions!
      Best, Laura

  9. I hope to see all this you described and showed us :) It must've been wonderful! :)
    If you'd like to follow each other (gfc, bloglovin), just let me know. xx Maja

  10. Barcelona ist genial, da war ich auch erst im März :)

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  11. Awesome city shots & you look great! Stumbled upon your lovely blog & looking fwd to sharing!
    Luxury Haven

  12. What a dream to visit Barcelona, it looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for your support over at mine, hope you're having a great week so far!

  13. Amazing photos! Looks like a lot of fun! You are so pretty! Just found your blog and really love it! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!


  14. Wow, tolle Bilder! Barcelona ist der Wahnsinn!

  15. Die Bilder sind der Wahnsinn... Eine super tolle Stadt ♥

    Liebe Grüße

  16. Sehr schöne Bilder und Barcelona ist immer wieder sehenswert! <3

    Liebe Grüße aus München,


  17. The Barcelona pics ROCK!!!! AMAZZZZING! And the Gaudi building is outta this world incredible! And that dessert looks soooo yummy!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  18. This is awesome omg i love these photos

  19. Die Bilder sehen sehr beeindruckend aus.
    Ich möchte auch mal unbedingt nach Barcelona

    Liebe Grüße ♡

  20. Yeah that's really gorgeous photography. I'm impressed! Well before long time I used to visit Barcelona City with my parents. We went there through the bus tours. We were stayed at Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel for a week. I was overwhelmed that it has maintained its quality. I was surprised at some of the negative reviews as I had a very positive experience. The view was great. The location was a bit out of town but close to the airport and near public transportation. The work out area was great. It was a good location to walk with parks and museums nearby. It was awesome. I will definitely want to be back!


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