Barcelona sights postcard
Barcelona, Postcards

Postcard from…Barcelona

A golden oldie and one of the first ones in my collection, I picked this postcard up on my first city break...ever! Barcelona was the city that kickstarted the endless love I have for Gaudi and his work, fuelled my love for tapas and showed me that I was capable of organising a break away and navigating [...]

Advertisements
Birds in a line on Barcelona Marina, taken on Kodak Zx5
Barcelona, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Birds in a Line

I have the worst memory, and one of the bonuses of taking a billion pictures when I go away is that I get to look through them later and remember the little things that happen. My trip to Barcelona was 3 years ago (where has the time gone?!), and as I was going through the [...]

100_0309_fotor
Barcelona

Climbing Columbus, Barcelona

As you wander down Las Ramblas in Barcelona toward to the marina, there’s a column with a statue of Christopher Columbus on the top. It was made for the Exposicion Universal de Barcelona in 1888 to commemorate Columbus’ first trip to the Americas. The base of the column is adorned with statues and figures, so [...]

Barcelona, Postcards

Postcard from…La Sagrada Familia

Quite possibly my favourite building ever, Sagrada Familia is a stunningly epic cathedral in the centre of Barcelona, Spain. Built by the architect Gaudi, who has left his stamp all over the city, the church is still years away from being completed. But that doesn't mean it's not worth a visit now! It was one of the [...]

Barcelona, Postcards

Postcards from…Barcelona Zoo

I'm not usually one for zoos, but when we visited Barcelona Zoo I learnt so much about so many different animals. This was only the second time I've been to a zoo, but we visited at the best time of the year because there were hardly any other people there, and so we didn't have [...]

Barcelona, Postcards

Postcard from…Barcelona marina

 An evening scene from one of my favourite European cities.I picked up a few postcards from Barcelona, but this is the one I found of my favourite part of the city. The marina is a vibrant part of the city, with a small shopping centre, aquarium and plenty of restaurants on offer. There's also the [...]

FCB stamp
Barcelona

Camp Nou, Barcelona

‘A tour of Barcelona’s football stadium, it’ll be fun’. Those are the words I heard from my boyfriend during our trip to Barcelona, and those are the words I never thought would be true. I’ll lay it out for you now - I am not a football fan. In fact, I’d go as far to [...]

La Boqueria stamp 2
Barcelona

La Boqueria

With roots dating back to around 1200, La Boqueria started life off as a humble, open-air market in front of the city walls. As time has passed, the market has grown in size and notoriety, and has firmly secured it’s place in my top 10 things to do in Barcelona. My boyfriend and I love [...]