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Back to Barcelona

Park guell gaudi house turret and city landscape view in the background

caitlin in a polkadot dress and sunglasses in the park guell

huge cacti growing down a wall

in the park guell with giant cacti wearing a glitter cap and asos polkadot vest top

the ornately painted house of antonio gaudi in the park guell barcelona

wrought iron gate in the park guell

Spanish band playing in the park

sunny cave made from rocks in the park guell

park guell mosaic benches

sunjelly magenta jelly shoes 90's style

colourful sun mosaics on the ceiling in the park guell barcelona

sitting in the Park Guell in Barcelona on a mosaic bench in pink and polkadots

Top, earrings & belt – ASOS / Shorts & lace jacket – H&M / Cap – Ale Hop in Barcelona! / Sandals – Sun Jellies / Necklace – Wallis

Polka Dots and Pink in the Park

Just as my good friend Kristabel said in the opening line of her latest travel post; If this blog was a film, you’d be pretty confused by the chronology of the plot. “Has she travelled back in time?” or “Is this that indie dream scene?” or maybe, “The editor must be pretty damn terrible at continuity”… Yep, I’ve been pretty damn terrible at the latter but to save you from getting bored with one city, I’ve mixed it up a bit! Next week you’ll be getting the last of my Stockholm adventures and this weekend I’m also off to Paris, trying out the iDBUS!

Anyways, this post serves as a visual diary of the last two days of the trip I took to the Catalonian capital this summer. One of these days was spent covering the whole of the famous Park Guell which is a definite must-do if you’re craving to set your eyes on some beautiful panoramic views and a whole lotta mosaics. My travel buddy Cait and I went in to visit the house that Gaudi lived in for 20 years until he moved to his beloved Sagrada familia. I’d advise doing it as it was a rather fascinating insight into the personal life of such an infamous man.

The next day was spent wandering the flea markets outside the cathedral (we would have gone in if my skirt hadn’t been so ‘short’, oops.) and discovering the delightful shops and tapas restaurants around El Born. Happy Pills sweet shop is a must. I need not say more!

pretty meringues and cakes in the window of a bakers in barcelona

Leaning on a big bronze B for barcelona sign in the street in a pink ombre dress

little mickey mouse figurine in the bric a brac stalls in Barcelona market

cute old colourful bric a brac and books on a marketstall

beautiful buildings and cafes on the streets of barcelona

wrought iron balonies and turquoise shutters in barcelona

Happy Pills sweet shop Barcelona pick n mix

Happy Pills gift boxes of sweets

 

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Dress and Earrings – ASOS / Lace Jacket – H&M / Trainers – Stylist Pick / Necklace – Wallis

Cait and I found our hotel and flight package to Barcelona through Groupon which was all pretty easy, I’d never booked this sort of ‘packagey’ holiday before but for a quick city trip with a nice hotel, it was all good value so I’ll be trying it out again! Take a look at the other short trips if you fancy a city break like we did. Now, where to go next – any ideas?!

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  • Barbara October 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Thank you x really looking forward to it now!

  • Barbara October 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Just wondering what day was that market on as I am going to Barcelona next week. Thanks

    • Lulu October 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      Hey Barbara!

      It would have been some time between tuesday and thursday – probably Wednesday – so sorry i can’t remember!
      Have a fab time!!

  • Hannah October 3, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    I’ve never been to Barcelona but it’s at the top of my “must travel here” list! I LOVE your photos!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

  • Katie September 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Barcelona in your lens is amazing 🙂
    I love your outfit, amazing jelly sandals 🙂
    So adorable, Lucy <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

  • Alessandra September 27, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    Barcelona is one of the most interesting city in Europe, is so beauty and fresh!
    Next trip?! Do you prefer a warm city or a cold one? 🙂