A Week In Barcelona
Barcelona is an easy going destination where you can spend hours roaming around the Gothic quarter and getting lost in each corner of the city. The sights are amazing but it’s also the food and palm trees that will make you want to come back.
Where did we stay?
There are plenty of great and quite cheap Airbnb apartments to choose from and I’d recommend to be as central as possible. I would really go for either the Gotchic Quarter or north of the Rambla because it is the perfect location to move around the city by foot.
If you are looking for a private room instead of an entire apartment that wouldn’t break the bank, here is a nice option with the friendliest dog in the world. Of cource, if you know me, you‘ll know that the dog was the main reason why I picked it in the first place.
What did we eat?
All of these places listed below were carefully picked so I can guarantee that you won‘t be dissapointed after visiting it. They have the best ratings on TripAdvisor and we had a wonderful time in these restaurants.
- Sensi Restaurant: this restaurant was right next to our apartment so we had dinners here for a couple of nights. It was very convenient after all the walking during the day. The restaurant is really cozy with a super fast, friendly and helpful staff. We had several tapas dishes which came at various intervals. Even though both of these times we managed to get a table without waiting for a very long, I would strongly suggest you to make sure you booked a table because it can be very crowded.
- Barestaurant L’Univers: this place is in a Santa Caterina Market where we went for their iconic breakfast of baby squids and two fried eggs with chorizo. The restaurant serves an outstanding-quality food with the mix of Catalan cuisine and fresh ingredients from the ocean.
- Bodega Vasconia: a solid choice for a paella.
What to do in Barcelona?
- Explore all things Gaudi: like Park Güell, La Sagrada Familia, and Casa Batlló.
- See the beautiful architecture of Gothic Quarter.
- Spend the day on the beach.
- Go and get lost at the Labyrinth Park of Horta. Labyrinth itself is very beautiful and it is also a good place to be away from the crowds. Price is quite interesting though. It is 2.23 euro per person. However, it was free on the day we visited it. The garden also had its movie debut. Anyone who has seen the film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer will recognize the scenes that were shot in the park.
- Avoid the Ramblas. I honestly don’t understand why this street is so popular. It’s noisy and packed with tourists, over-priced cafes and tacky souvenir shops.
- Visit Parc de la Ciutadella. It is a lovely green space in the city with a boating lake and fountains. There are also great buildings here, including Castell dels Tres Dragons, the Catalonian Parliament, and Barcelona Zoo.
Labyrinth Park of Horta
Labyrinth Park of Horta