It’s been two weeks since my amazing trip to Barcelona! After our hitchhiking adventure a Route du Soleil-bus took mi amor and I to complete a challenge of our very own, to explore the city of Gaudí in just 24 hours. From la mañana to la noche, here’s how we spent our one day in Barcelona!
Wouter had the incredible idea
to eat breakfast in Mercat de la Boqueria. You know, the place with all the fresh fruit, vegetables, juices, fish and meat! Besides the colorful market stalls with all kinds of fresh goods, La Boiquaria also has decorated little bars with stools where you can sit + eat. We started our day in the middle of the market craziness with dos cappuccinos, tortillas, pan con tomato (spanish bread with tomato rubbed on it, yummm) and pata negra. Delicioso! Our day was even better when the bar forget to put the tapas on the bill.
From our breakfast spot we walked over the already crowded Ramblas, passing the Columbus Monument, by the stunning Port de Barcelona towards the beach. Near the beach was Makamaka, this cool bar with a Hawaiian vibe. Think beach chairs, colors + wood everywhere and a menu that makes your mouth fall open! This place was ah-mazing. I wish we could’ve eaten there but we were still full of all the tapas. Hashtag first world problems, right? Makamaka is only a 50m-walk from the Barceloneta Beach so that was our next stop.
At the Barceloneta Beach, we sat ourselves down at the jetty for an hour. I don’t know about you but ever since I was little, I’ve adored the sea. 💦 I just love the sound and the smell so just sitting down there for a while was soothing. The breeze was also a true blessing in the heat, as you probably can imagine. When I had enough vitamine Sea again, we headed to the most beautiful place in Barcelona – Parc de la Ciutadella! I was swept of my feet by the Cascade, a breathtaking fountain with amazing details. If you love the Trevi fountain in Rome, don’t skip this one. It’s worth it. So, so pretty!
After walking around the park and the city for a while, I was ready for the city’s most famous landmark. Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Família, is the reason why many travel to Barcelona. And it was just one short metro ride from la Ciutadella! I liked seeing the progress they’ve made but to be honest, it’s still very much under construction and parts are not even close to being finished. Ending the day with Park Guëll was a brilliant call as the park was pretty quiet and we could enter almost right away. Luckily, all the well-known works are very close to each other. El Drac, the benches and their view were definitely the most impressive!
I really hope you enjoyed a look into my day in Barcelona! Oh, and P.S.: George Ezra’s Barcelona is a song you’ll want in your playlist during your visit. Trust me. 🎶
Adiós, sexy mamacitas!