Snapshot of Europe: Barcelona!

In line with the string of Spanish themed posts this month, I shall dislocate the chronology of my Europe travel posts and bring on the Barcelona series.

It was only a very brief few days in Barcelona, but felt like I ate a tonne of food, walked a million miles under the warm-almost-sweltering Spring weather, but still did not have enough time to do everything, which seems like a recurring theme for most if not all the places I stopped at on the European continent. It is a sure sign for a more in depth trip in the not too distant future.

In short, Barcelona is a beautiful coastal city, encompassing mountains of history, radiating with gothic beauty, with quirky and ingenious architecture abound. And it does not cease to amaze with the endless possibilities to fulfil your cravings from classic to creative cuisine to the freshest produce. It is no doubt a foodies heaven!

Here is a quick glimpse of my time in Barcelona…

The scenescape is remarkable, from inside the Cathedrál De Barcelona to the historic cobble streets of the Gothic Quarter, towering monuments, to the many many parks around suburbia.

La Sagrada Familia – the most iconic building (Church) of Barcelona, although still under construction, it towers over the cityscape and pierces the deep blue sky. You really have to be there in person to really appreciate the sheer size and grandeur.

What is a trip to Barcelona without visiting the Mercat de la Boqueria. You cannot possibly go wrong here. Gawk, admire and shoot; taste and savour; look some more and then taste some more. Sounds like a plan?

If you have any space left whilst at the market in that puny stomach of yours (you will wish you had trained your stomach better before you left home), you might want to give the small tapas bars a go. Bar Pinotxo and El Quim are very popular, so expect long queues around peak times.

I had that [left]. I wish I had some of that [right].

Enjoying the sunshine along the harbour [top, second]. Inside the mini city of Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, built in 1929 for the World Exhibition; and enjoying a Flamenco show with tablao de carmen. Panoramic view from atop Montjuic [bottom].

There were plenty of things I had on my list to see and eat, but all that will be for next time!

P.S. there is plenty more food photos to come…

>>> See here for more of my posts on Europe.

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3 Responses to “Snapshot of Europe: Barcelona!”
  1. OMG Looking at your pics is making me super excited! We’ll be there on our honeymoon in about 10 days! Yayy!

  2. Jenny says:

    Looking at this makes me so sad! I wish I was back on my trip!!!

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