Barcelona, things I did and would recommend part 1

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la ramblas
Barcelona is a city which has so much to offer, be it art, beach, history, architecture, food - you name it. It was unfortunate that I was only there for a few days, but I will have the chance to visit my friends who live there again in the future hopefully, and the 8 hour bus from Madrid is dirt cheap.

I decided to prioritise. I am an avid art nouveau fan and have always wanted to see Gaudi's buildings so that was high on the list. My friends lived in the heart of the gothic quater which made life easy for sight seeing.

The gothic quater is fascinatingly interesting, and is worth a stroll. Its definitely worth visiting for a morning or an afternoon on a week day as there are a lot of little boutiques that are worth window shopping in plus the fun of getting lost down little winding streets which all look the same until you come out at either placa catalunya, las ramblas or the seafront.
Casa Mila, BCN


Las Ramblas is a nice stroll, but I like this best in the morning. Sometimes it just gets too crowded and is a hive of theives. I find if pleasant to take a promenade down there around 10 am in the cool breeze personally. There are a lot of "entertainers" here, but a lot of it I was unimpressed with. Take some time to go to the la boqueria market as this is a feast for the eyes! Wonderful colourful vegetable stall, and you can get the best fresh fruit juices for 1€ each.

Casa Mila or La Pedrera. Amazing to see from the outside and utterly free! To go inside its 8€ and not bad. The building inside is nothing special, does have an interesting insight to the life of the time it was built, a nice Gaudi museum, but the roof is amazing. Certainly worth it just for that! Get there before 10am to avoid queues!

Casa Battló.
Casa Batlló, BCN
Just down the road on Passaig de Gracia is another one of Gaudi's buildings. Vastly under-rated in my opinion as this is such a beautiful building. It does not have the presence of Casa Mila, but still is more beautiful in my opinion. To go inside is 16€ which might sound steep, but this house is as beautiful inside as outside. I felt it money worth spending.

Sagrada Familia. Definitely worth seeing on the outside, but to go inside is 8€ and its still being built. At first I thought it a rip off, but it did have a nice museum in the cript about it. Still dont think it was worth 8€ though, but depends on your taste.



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la ramblas
la ramblas
Casa Mila, BCN
Casa Mila, BCN
Casa Batlló, BCN
Casa Batlló, BCN
Casa Batlló, BCN
Casa Batlló, BCN
Casa Batlló, BCN
Casa Batlló, BCN
Roof of casa Mila, BCN
Roof of casa Mila, BCN
roof of Casa Mila, BCN
roof of Casa Mila, BCN
roof of casa batlló
roof of casa batlló
houses in the old town near the go…
houses in the old town near the g…
placa real
placa real
placa real
placa real
a typical street in the gothic qua…
a typical street in the gothic qu…
parque Güell entrance
parque Güell entrance
parque Güell
parque Güell
parque Güell
parque Güell
parque Güell
parque Güell
Segrada Familia
Segrada Familia
casa batllo
casa batllo
sagrada familia
sagrada familia
archway in the gothic quater
archway in the gothic quater
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