A Walk Around Barcelona

A Walk Around Barcelona

I headed off to Barcelona just in time! It was February 2020 and there was talk of a virus. I wasn’t sure whether I should cancel but, in the end, I decided to go – and I was happy I did! I (we) didn’t know then, that travelling would be banned in the coming months!

I really want to do more exploring in Spain because the few places I have been, I have simply loved. And Barcelona was no exception.

Let’s take a walk around the city.

I stayed in the Hotel del Mar on Pla de Palau, 19, 08003, housed in this beautiful building with its colonnade of columns. It’s a great location too – near the port and the Gothic Quarter.

Things to see in Barcelona

There are lots of fabulous buildings in Barcelona.

And street art too.

If you walk away from the centre, the streets are almost empty – a pleasant change from the busier areas.

You may see what looks like a familiar building too – this one looks like the Gherkin in London. There is also one in Bangkok.

Things to see in Barcelona

Head along La Rambla..

Things to see in Barcelona

..towards Plaça de Catalunya where people stop for a breather or to enjoy each other’s company.

Turn back along La Rambla and browse the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria or La Boqueria – sadly closed on the day I wandered past.

Things to see in Barcelona

Or stop for a coffee at Cafe el Magnifico.

Things to see in Barcelona

Turn off any of the streets from La Rambla and you’ll find lovely little plazas.

Things to see in Barcelona

Head back onto La Rambla towards Port Vell.

Things to see in Barcelona

Or, go to the beach for a sundowner cocktail or to feel the sand between your toes.

If you’re like me, you’ll research things you want to see, but you could simply go where your feet take you – it’s a beautiful city to explore.

And, if you have a sharp eye, you’ll see pretty birds in the trees around you!

4 Replies to “A Walk Around Barcelona”

  1. I liked Barcelona very much too, with its diversity of houses. I really enjoyed it and would love to go there again one day. Lucky you just did it before all the lockdowns. 🙂

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