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Barcelona - top things to do

Back in June i went to Barcelona for 6 days and i thought i would share some of my highlights

The Magic Fountain

This was amazing, we stayed for over an hour watching it. It is a light and music show that the fountain dances to. It is set in the most beautiful place, Montjuic hill and has the beautiful Palau Nacional above it, which is also stunning. The fountain is free to see but check times for the shows.

Park Guell 

Be prepared for a mammoth hill climb to get here, it is ridiculously steep but it is worth it.  Parc Guell by Gaudi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to one of Gaudi's most artistic works. It really is amazing and you could just roam around hours. Make sure you book in advance.

Cafe De L'Opera  

This is somewhere i heard about before i went as a must visit, Churros and hot chocolate is quite a famous thing in Barcelona and i couldn't leave without trying them. Cafe L'Opera is on the La Rambla and is a proper charming little cafe, the waiter was really friendly and the food was delicious.

Barcelona at night bus tour 

Barcelona by night is a different place, it is lit up and this bus tour was the perfect way to see everything in a relaxed manner with a Spanish tour guide so you get to hears lots of interesting things. Again check the timetable as it only runs on certain days and book in advance as there is limited seating.

La Pedrera

I only visited one of the Gaudi houses and i choose La Pedrera as it was the rooftop terrace that attracted me. It also had a short queue when we walked past. It has a star shaped garage but sadly you don't get to see that. The rooftop was breath taking, it really has to be seen to be believed. There is a museum in the attic and one of the flats is open to the public. It isn't the cheapest thing to do but i really enjoyed it. The chocolate shop next door does lovely treats.

Gaudí and Modernisme walking tour

We did the free walking tour of the Gothic Quarter in the morning and enjoyed it and our guide so much, we decided to go back in the afternoon and learn all about Gaudi's work (we got a great guided tour round the outside of La Sagrada Familia where it was all explained to us). The buildings in Barcelona are amazing, you could happily just walk around looking at them and this was a great way to learn about what you were seeing.


It was beauty heaven, the one next to La Rambla is huge. Lots of brands are stocked, but nothing that i couldn't really get in the UK, apart from Sephora own brand. The prices were also quite expensive so be careful. I did buy a Marc Jacobs lipsticks, and two Sephora blushes, i tried to keep it tame.

Just walk around 

There are so many amazing things all over the city that you can see by just roaming around

Becky x
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