We could live in Barcelona. Really! We could do so. That is what we said to each other already after some hours of walking around this city. After one day we felt sure about it. Barcelona is beautiful, it has pleasant year-round weather, it’s not expensive for Europe, it’s by the sea and people there are very nice. Awesome!
We enjoyed this beautiful and sunny day in Barcelona. Walking around for hours and hours. We stayed by the famous Sagrada Familia in an appartment rented on AirBnb. If we looked out of the window, we could see this spectacular church. We walked around the area of Sagrada Familia.
We went to the Park Güell, designed by Gaudi. From which you have a very beautiful view on the city from above. And one big part of the park is accessible for free.
We walked La Rambla street. Popular street with a lot of cafes and restaurants, from where you can turn in any direction and get on some small and narrow street. From La Rambla street we went into La Boqueria market, kingdom of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, milk products and bakery.
Without planning it we found Montjuic. We saw it just as a nice hill, from where we might have a nice view of Barcelona from above. We headed there for the sunset. And it turned out to be an awesome place from to look on Barcelona from above. Very calm and almost without any people. Accessible easy by walking or by a car.
After sunset we went to our last destination of the day – Gothic Quarter. And dawn turned out to be the best time to visit this old part of the city. Walking these narrow streets with almost no people around we felt like after a time travel, some few hundred years in a past.
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Would we stay longer? Definitely.
If you are planning to visit Barcelona someday, plan at least a few days for this beautiful city. If you’re traveling with kids, I have a good news for you — Barcelona is one of the best winter city break destinations in Europe for families with kids.
ADVICE: For getting around the city buy Barcelona T10 Travel Card. It costs 9,95 EUR (February 2015), that is more than 50% cheaper than buying tickets one by one. With this card you have 10 single journey tickets, that can be used also by more than 1 person. Card is valid for a whole year.
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Author: Kaspars Misins
Kaspars is a long term traveler and a travel blogger from Latvia. He loves going on long walks, reading non fiction books and spending time outdoors. Together with his girlfriend Una they have been traveling – volunteering – working abroad since 2013. On We Are From Latvia they share their experience and things learned along the way.