Hola Barcelona!

view of the national art museum from barcelona castle

Castillo de Montjuic

Cable cars up to the castle barcelona view of the city

castle in barcelona with the flag of catalan

turret in the castle of Barcelona

Beautiful Buildings

rustic house facade with an old balcony and red brick walls in the sun, barcelona

barcelona streets with pretty plants on balconies

beer ceverca and jazz painting on a shop blind and beautiful houses in barcelona

barcelona tv crew filming in the street

Hola! Welcome to Barcelona – have you been here before? It seemed to me one of those mythical places full of weird and wonderful buildings and street furniture, a land made up of curved lines and mosaics. I wasn’t far off, Barcelona is a little like an adult adventure park with lots of substantial awe-inspiring things to do that make for a jam packed mini break.

Last month my friend Cait and I packed up our little suitcases and headed out for Spain to see the fabled place for ourselves. Thank my Crema Catalana that Cait could speak Spanish and journey-plan like a no other too, without her whacking out her guide book and listing the activities we could choose from each day, I don’t know what I would have done!

We packed lots into our weekend including taking a cable car up to the Catstillo de Montjuic castle, dosing up on art at the Miro Museum and stumbling across the best bars on one of our many evening rambles around Las Ramblas and El Born. What I loved the most though was ambling down streets spotting the most impressive building facades, many of which are highly ornate. I’ve lots more to show you but here’s a little of what we saw!

Fundacio Joan Miro

caitlin in a pretty white dress on the angular roof of the museum

colourful miro statue sculpture on the roof of the museum

the fondacio joan miro museum through the trees

Passeig de Colom y Las Ramblas

chinese area of barcelona with parasols on the facade of the buildings

passeig de colom barcelona at sunset

girl in a pretty sun dress looking through telescope by the boats at sunset

catamaran orsom beautiful building at the bottom of las rambla by the sea in barcelona

passeig de josep carner in barcelona at sunset


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  • Fiona August 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Amazing pictures! Everything looks so beautiful! Just can’t wait to go there!

  • Carola July 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    after seeing this amazing travel diary I can’t wait to see the city myself. Hopefull in autumn!

  • Amy July 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I visited Barcelona for the first time last year, and I absolutely loved it! La Boqueria is heaven on earth, I could spend hours there. There’s just so much to see – I feel you could spend years there and never have taken it all in!

  • matthew pike July 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Not been myself no, the architecture looks stunning and it seems very vibrant. the image you took on the cable cars is wonderful!

    Hope all’s good.

  • Comtesse Sofia July 30, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Oh I love Barcelona, I went there 7-8 years ago. Your pictures are stunning, they bring back very good memories thanks 🙂
    x, Comtesse Sofia

  • Gossip´s Fashion Week July 29, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Welcome to Spain!!!!


  • Stephanie/FAIIINT July 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Oh, Barcelona is one of my most favourite places & this is so making me want to go back! Beautiful photos too. I still need to visit the Castillo de Montjuic & will definitely be going next time I go, it looks so pretty. Did you get to visit Parc Guell & Sagrada Famillia? If not I would so recommend them if you go back, they are awe inspiring & so picturesque!

  • kim July 28, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Lets go back.. like, NOW!

  • Maria July 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I really want to visit Barcelona, it looks amazing!

    Maria xxx

  • Katie July 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I love watching your photos <3 Places are so different in your lens <3

  • LaRoux July 27, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    beautiful photos !!
    I love bcn , i’ve gone twice and i come back in august for one week !!!
    I wrote an article about bcn / la escocesa (a cultural ceter of Art)

  • Fern July 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    It seems like all the blogs I follow have been to Barcelona this year! I went back in May and loved, definitely could have been warmer, but it’s such a nice city.

  • Pippa July 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Stunning photos, Barcelona is one of my all time favourite places to visit 🙂 xx