Hello and welcome to the next instalment of Barcelona goodness! By the time you read this I will be away on my next trip to Prague so I hope you're all enjoying the new travel blogger in me!
The control freak in me always wants to know a rough plan of what we want to see / do each day so we don't end up missing out on things by the end of our trip. Especially when it's only a few days, so it's important to get our bearings the first few days and make a little plan.
On our first morning in the wonderful apartment we had a lazy, leisurely breakfast before heading out into the sun.
Next it was onto Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, a completely different but equally as amazing landmark in Barcelona. Still unfinished and an active construction site, they say in 2026 it will be complete but from the computerised mock up of what is still to be done, I'll believe it when I see it.
After we had seen enough tourist attractions we spent the next while just wandering and soaking in the Catalonian atmosphere.
Casually wheeling a piano through a square…normal Thursday morning
MAC and a live band in the sun…Great combo
The grounds of the university…almost makes me want to do a post-grad
Day three was more of the same leisurely wandering and exploring the beautiful streets of the city.
One thing that must be ticked off in a trip to Barcelona is a cocktail on a roof terrace. It's the perfect peaceful refuel, multiple stories above the bustling streets. A Bellini in hand, a beautiful view and some catching up on a good book - bliss.
We had planned to visit the W Hotel in Barcelona, if even just for an overpriced cocktail but we hadn't realised how far out it was until we got there. Wherever we went and regardless of how far we were walked, it always seemed to be a distant sight on the horizon. We eventually gave up to sore feet and impatience and settled for drinks elsewhere.
You can just see it in the top left corner of this photo: The elusive W Hotel
It was so nice having a nice apartment to come home to, I do sometimes begrudge spending a lot of money on accommodation but when it comes to location especially it really can impact on the trip so much. Starting and ending each day on this lovely little balcony really was tremendous!