Top 5: Barcelona

Barcelona is one of my top city break destinations with some of the best architecture you’ll see in Europe – but there is so much more to the Spanish city than the usual tourist hot spots.

Here are my top five tips for Barcelona if you’re short on time:

  1. Swap La Rambla for Carrer Blai and have some of the yummiest and best value tapas in the city
  2. El Carmel – climb the hill to Bunkers Del Carmel for amazing views across the city
  3. Antoni Gaudí’s Parc Güell – dress prepared as there are several walking tracks off the park that are worth exploring (and the 42 acre park itself is up a hill!
  4. Skip Sagrada Familia for Palau Macaya – a beautiful Modernist palace which hosts art exhibitions and free cinema screenings
  5. The Gothic Quarter is great for a morning of wandering aimlessly and coffee on the terrace of one of the many, many cosy cafes. And despite being a little bit touristy, it’s still a great spot for getting those instagram shots!

Happy travelling!


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