Three whole days in Barcelona, Spain
My Barcelona travelling companion is my mum. A lovely few days away for us to relax, wander and really discover Barcelona.
Not above doing the ‘touristy thing’ mum and I jumped onto one of the many Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours to admire all the beauty the city has to offer. Casa Batlló famous “skull and bones” balconies were a particular highlight as was Frank Gehry’s golden fish sculpture, Peix Olímpic.
An experienced bus tourer, I finds these a really fun way to get a real feeling for the city and see everything it has to offer. I love having the freedom to hop on and off and explore pockets of the city, while making sure we hit all the most popular and important places.
Mum and I went from one transport type to another. Spending the early afternoon at the Castell de Montjuic, we got there by hopping on the Telefèric de Montjuic or the Monjuic cablecar.
From here I would say we got the best views of Barcelona. The ride takes about 10 minutes, but it feels like a lot less. You even get the odd extra riders as the local blackbirds like to hop on and hitch a ride on the cable car roofs.
Today we decided to escape dry land and head out on a schooner, excited to see Barcelona from a completely new angle. The schooner tour promised a unique voyage around the Catalonian coast showcasing the spectacular sights along the Barcelona coastline.
Once again the weather was hot and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky so the perfect weather for a trip on the water. We loved this boy statue in Port Vell: Miraestels, a floating sculpture by Robert Llimós, inspired by the poem “EL SALTAMARTÍ” by Joan Brossa
Our last afternoon in Barcelona is a little bittersweet. I have truly fallen in love with city. Everything from the cuisine to the Gaudí sightseeing has been memorable for us both.
All that’s left is to raise a glass of Sangria to Barcelona and all the wonderful memories we have made over the past 3 days.