May 16, 2012 - Posted by Erin in Spain, Travel, Travels in Europe, Travels in Spain

A couple of weeks ago, I took a day-trip to Barcelona. Meeting up with a friend who hadn’t been there before, we decided to jet around the city, checking out some top spots, and stopping occasionally for a much-needed glass of wine (or two). Here, a quick picture rundown of my whirlwind visit to Catalunya’s capital.

We started the day in Plaza de Catalunya, where we chased pidgeons before taking a stroll down La Rambla.

We spied street art in between stops.

Then settled down at a bar stool for a quick lunch at La Boqueria Market’s Pinotxo.

We walked off the tapas with a paseo past some of Barcelona’s most prized buildings such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.

Followed by a pit stop at the Barri Gòtic’s Cathedral (free to enter after 5:15pm).

Then we aimlessly wandered through alleyways lined with colorful clothes that dangled and danced in the afternoon breeze.

And finally, we finished up the day with drinks at Cuines Santa Caterina restaurant before heading to Plaza de Catalunya to catch the Aerobus back to the airport.

Not bad for a day’s work.

8 comments

8 Responses to “Quick trip to Barcelona”

  1. A Montrealer Abroad Says:

    Indeed, not bad at all! Just another proof that traveling doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated to be fun.

  2. miruna Says:

    Beautiful! I miss Barcelona so much!

  3. Cassandra Says:

    Not bad at all!

    Thanks for the tip about the Barri Gòtic’s Cathedral; I hope to visit Barcelona this summer so hopefully I’ll get to see it, as well!

  4. Erin Says:

    Yes – definitely hit up the cathedral after 5pm, and Pinotxo (the food there is insane!). It really is a lovely city!

  5. Annette | Bucket List Journey Says:

    That chickpea dish looks amazing! I was just in Barcelona and one for my favorite tapas was chickpeas with spinach and pancetta. YUM!

  6. Erin Says:

    Spinach and pancetta???!!! Oohhh, that needs to happen in my life. This version was made with morcilla, parsley, onion and spices. It was heaven, but the tapa you tried sounds even more impressive!

  7. Angie Says:

    Oh wow! I just saw this 🙂 What a rad Day!!
    SOO glad we made it happen!
    Those pics are so great Erin!
    My mouth is still watering.
    Next time,bringing my big girl camera, fo sho.

  8. Kate Says:

    I love these pictures! You’ve really captured the essence of a spontaneous day in one of my favourite cities. Thanks for the tip about entering Gòtic’s Cathedral after 5.15pm. That’s definitely on my list for next time 🙂

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