There is nothing better than a city with a beach. I might have said that once or twice already on the blog. But every time I go somewhere with a beach, I realize again that this is the truth. That is something which is missing here in Vienna. Nevermind though, that’s the reason what travel is for. To get to other places and enjoy different amenities.
Barcelona feels like a big city while it has actually fewer inhabitants than Vienna. The city offers so much to see though that we only covered a small section during our two days there. We had our hotel in the Born area which is near the beach but also near La Rambla. So the first evening we passed the yacht harbor while walking to the beach. There is not much happening at the beach in winter, especially not at an early evening. Definitely more the place for later partying.
Don’t miss out on Gaudi. A visit to the Sagrada Familia is a must and looking up his other creations around Barcelona is fun. If you want to visit the church, make sure to buy your tickets before. The line-up is so much shorter and the price is the same.
La Rambla goes on forever and this tree-lined pedestrian street is joy to stroll down. Especially if you end in the Mercado de La Boqueria. This large market has some excellent stalls where you can sit down, drink a glass of wine and try all kinds of tapas.
Shopping is always a good idea when you go to another place. Especially when you buy stuff that you don’t get at home or which is only available through the internet. It’s so much better buying things in a real shop, to try them on right away and interact with a real person. When we found Kokua Barcelona I might have went a little bit overboard. But the ballerinas fit like a glove and feel super soft on my skin. Also the choice was unbelievable.
Go for a walk. Decide on an area and really go for an extensive excursion. Like exploring the quarter around the Catedral de Barcelona. The Cathedral is wonderful from the outside but also from the inside. And take your time to discover the area about it in detail. There are so many wonderful things around, it’s worth the two hours you spend here. Yours, Pollybert