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 🙂
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