Just before Christmas, as a pre-Granada warm-up, I visited Barcelona, to see a friend doing her first Erasmus semester in the city. I really liked the city, and the weather was beautiful (albeit rather breezy!). Instead of writing out a very longwinded account of everything we did over the weekend, I thought I’d create a Google Map, showing some of my favourite spots in Barcelona. There’s more notes and info about each place on the map 🙂

1. Hot Chocolate, 2. Platja de la Barceloneta, 3. Platja de la Barceloneta, 4. Arc de Triomf

Particular favourites were Gelaaati, with their incredible gelati and ice creams, and the Museu de la Xocolata with their divine cups of real hot chocolate. Non-food related favourites would have to be Parc Güell and Sagrada Família – both designed by Gaudí and both rather incredible. The museum underneath the Sagrada Família was fascinating, and well worth the trouble.

Anyway, I’d highly recommend a weekend in Barcelona – I managed to get return flights (Ryanair/Easyjet) for £50, and travel in the city itself is cheap – €8.25 for a 10 journey metro/bus/tram ticket, which is more than sufficient if you are prepared to walk; we must have walked 5-10 miles every day (although with all the churros we ate, this was no bad thing!)


Cross-posted at SmurfPop Travels

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