I never tire of visiting Barcelona over and over again. It’s still relatively cheap and the food is great. I mostly go there for the food anyway! I love the fact that once you land, you are practically in the city and don’t have to travel for hours to reach the accommodation.
We did a flat swap with my Spanish friends this time and just like this, out of the blue, I was back in one of my favourite cities in Europe.
Living like locals in Barcelona
Living in the flat was great. We had all the facilities we needed to make good coffee in the morning, cook food and have a rest on the huge terrace. It was a massive money saver.
The location was perfect, very central, just a few blocks away from Sagrada Familia. Travelling anywhere was never a hassle, I really enjoyed that.
Beautiful sites of Barcelona in pictures
I would have loved to explore more the non touristy side of Barcelona, but since I met up with my family in the capital of Catalunya, I went back to most of the attractions. Nonetheless it was fun showing the city off to my mum and brother. I think they loved it as much as I do.
Every time I am back in Barcelona, I can’t get enough of the narrow winding streets, old town in the sunset, especially the Gothic Quarter, beautiful balconies abundant with plants and windows with colourful shutters.
Inside the famous Sagrada Familia
We also popped into Sagrada Familia, something I never bothered doing before. My mum really wanted to see it, so we booked tickets and headed there for a sniff.
Quite a spectacular view, very light and modern interior compared to all the other cathedrals in the city. But it is a Gaudi building, so you would expect it to be architecturally challenged. Loved the massive stained glass windows, glowing in the daylight.
After a visit to all the attractions, we made our way to Montserrat! A place I wanted to see for a very long time. It’s magnificent!