Friday, 13 June 2014

Barcelona Photo Diary // Part Two 2016

* Barcelona // Spain *


Hello lovelies! As promised, here is Part Two of my Barcelona photo diary. In the few days we spent in the amazing city, we tried to visit as many attractions as possible. 





* Barceloneta // The Beach *

On our first day, being very keen tourists in a brand new city, we walked for what seemed like miles and miles. We travelled through La Rambla, making a bee-line for Barceloneta, the beach. The tall, spaced out palm trees and wide, open highways resembled American landscapes, and whilst browsing through my holiday snaps you might think we had been travelling in Miami or LA... Those places are next on my travel list! :)

The beach has a wide promenade, full of people skateboarding, cycling and rollerblading about. We were dying to hire bikes, but never got the chance. Instead, we sat at one of the many beachside cafes and bars, where I enjoyed a mountain of nachos whilst watching surfers and paddle boarders tackle the sparkling waves. 






* The Cable Car *

We managed to pluck up enough courage and take a trip on the city cable car. After queuing for around half an hour, the ride begins with a lift up to the top of the cable car tower, which in itself requires a large amount of courage. After an initial nerve-racking start, our bravery was rewarded with a fantastic arial view of the entire city. The cable car ride lasted about ten minutes, giving us plenty of time to spot famous landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia, which if you look closely in the photos below you will be able to see standing tall in the distance. The cable car is not for the faint-hearted but I would definitely recommend.



Sagrada Familia is standing tall on the right, can you spot it? 
Gorgeous view of the coast line from the cable car.


* Costa i Llobera Gardens *


I would definitely recommend the cable car journey, not only for the heart-pumping experience, but because it transports you to the idyllic Costa i Llobera Gardens, one of the largest specialising in tropical plants in Europe. From the minute we stepped off the car, we were surrounded by unusual and intriguing plants, from crazy cactii to colourful bursts of neon flowers. 

The tropical jungle is a beautiful area and very tranquil. We sat in the gardens for a while, admiring the plants and taking in the breath-taking view of the bustling city below us. For the more adventurous spirits, there is the chance to climb the Montjuic Mountain if you want to explore and take in some other sights. I'd suggest you climb the mountain on a cool and windy day, as the temperature was reaching 28 degrees the day we visited. Perfect weather for a cactus, but maybe not ideal for a struggling tourist. :)







Photo opportunity!


* Bosc De Les Fades Cafe // The Fairy Bar *

If you are ever in the mood for a surreal and silly experience when visiting Barcelona, then Bosc de les Fades cafe is the place for you! This mystical bar is just off La Rambla area, and is surrounded by trees and fairies, creating an enchanted forest background for you to enjoy food and drinks.  We treated ourselves to a bottle of Cava, which was very reasonably priced, despite it obviously being a very novel tourist destination. The bar is adjoined to a wax museum and there are several questionable wax figurines displayed in the bar, but which provided us with some laughs. The bar features an indoor waterfall with its very own little fairy taking centre stage. Very surreal, but awesome. Definitely a worthy experience if you are in the area! 






* Sagrada Familia // Avenida Gaudi *


Finally, a trip to Barcelona would not be complete without visiting the unique Sagrada Familia. We stayed at a wonderful apartment situated on Avenida Gaudi, which was located RIGHT next door to the famous building. This was pretty much our view every morning when we left our apartment... Amazing! Although the building is covered in scaffolding and still under construction, the intricate exterior is very impressive and was a beautiful sight to see every day. 





I hope you have enjoyed my holiday snaps from Barcelona. It's a wonderful city with so much to see and do. It was my first time visiting Spain, let alone Barcelona, and I'm now dying to return, and explore and experience more of the vibrant country and culture. Let me know if you have recently visited Barcelona too, and I'd love to hear of any other places I should visit the next time I travel to the fabulous city! 


* More soon *



Helen
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* All photos were taken by, and belong to me. Please do not steal. Thank you :)





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48 comments

  1. Oh these pictures look solo great. Make me wanna go to Barcelona soon ;) A friend of mine is actually there right now and I'm kinda jealous^^
    xoxo Nini

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  2. Beautiful photos! This makes me want to visit Barcelona straight away. I love the photos of the Fairy Bar--it looks adorable! I hope you had a wonderful time, it looks like you did! xx

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  3. Wow what an amazing trip doll outstanding pictures.
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  4. You got so many wonderful pictures of Barcelona! Gah, I was already dieing to go there after part one!
    Sagrada Familia is so beautiful but I wonder if it'll ever be finished
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  5. I'm craving for Summer holidays! You surely had a great time ^^

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  6. Awesome photos from BCn I'm a little islans just next to it :)

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Barca is such a great city <3

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  8. amazing photos, now barcelona is on my list but the first - i will visit Madrid or Galicia :)

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  9. Great photos..i would love to visit here..would you like to follow each other via fb and g+??i would difinetely follow u bck
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  10. What a beautiful city and pictures! I've always wanted to go!

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  11. These photos are stunning! I would love to visit Barcelona. I've flown into the airport there but I only stayed a few hours before travelling. x

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  12. Beautiful photos, Barcelona looks nice in the heat oh summer

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  13. nice!
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  14. I love Barcelona! Beautiful photos!

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  15. It's nice seeing you went to the bosc de las fades and a few other places as I recommended... Barcelona is a beautiful city and I can't wait to go back... and I actually thanks to you can add a few places to visit I didn't do when I was there.

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  16. Lovely! This post made me check the available flight going to Barcelona! Ha-ha!

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  17. These photos are amazing and make me wanna go to Barcelona :)
    Looks like you've had a lot of fun!

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  18. This looks amazing! I've been looking at going to Barcelona and if anything it's made me want to go even more

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  19. wow, looks absolutely amazing!! :) hope you had a brilliant time xo

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  20. Barcelona looks beautiful and I enjoyed reading this post. I have never been abroad but am very much planning too now I am working and saving. I will definitely be adding Barcelona on my mental list of places to visit. The beach looks beautiful and I definitely would have hired skates! The other pictures are great too and you was very informative, thanks for sharing x

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  21. Hi :) I've just read your 2 posts about Barcelona, really glad you had a great time here with some friends. It's an awesome beautiful city, definetly you should visit loads of other places if you come back here :) xx

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  22. Barcelona looks so amazing, I love the pictures of the amazing views, the yummy food and you and your beautiful smile! I'm so glad you are having such a good time and so happy you are sharing these beautiful pictures with us. Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog, I'm following you on Bloglovin, I hope you follow me back to stay in touch.
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  23. Barcelona is sosososooo beautiful!! I hope you had an amazing time in Spain ♥♥
    xx

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  24. Your photo diaries definitely haven't helped curb my obsession with Barcelona - I'm itching to go! The cable card ride looks incredible (although my tummy was practically doing flips just looking at the photos) and that bar is so adorable! I am a sucker for lights hung through the trees - so pretty. I've never been to Spain or Barcelona before either, and looking through your photos I don't think I would have guessed where you were with some of them - like you say, the first photo, with the wide streets and tall trees, looks closer to Miami than how I imagined Barcelona to look!

    x

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  25. This such a gorgeous place. Im dying to go one day!

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  26. Looks like an amazing place!
    Keep in touch xoxo

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  27. Gorgeous pictures, i'm jealous! Although i'd avoid the cable car x

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  29. Amazing photos, you sure had a great time :)
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  30. I've always wanted to go to Barcelona but never got round to it, your pictures speak a thousand words though and I'll definitely have to visit soon! Great post! x

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  31. Great pictures! I went to Barcelona for the first time last year and I loved it. I wish we'd found that bar though, it looks incredible!

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  32. The photos look lovely, looks like a wonderful trip :D

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  33. Dreamy pictures! You must have had a blast!
    XO
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  34. Your pictures are absolutely stunning, I wish I was there. The beaches were beautiful, and all the other attractions as well. Although I am not sure I would be daring enough the ride in that cable car! Just found your blog!!
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  35. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Im from Scotland too! These are lovely photos! keep in touch sweetie xxx

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  36. This looks SO amazing I would love to go to Barcelona!! Would be so awesome! I love your style, I just gave you a follow on bloglovin :)

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  37. Oh my goodness! I just had a beach day which I blogged about but wow, this puts my local beach to shame haha! I really need to visit Barcelona! I'm heading to italy in just one month!

    Jen xx
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  38. Hello, Emily from thimble here :-) Looks like you had an amazing time! the views from that cable car look amazing! And I love the picutres of the cacti!

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  39. I've heard so many great things about Barcelona & it will always remain one of my dream destinations. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos!

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  40. wow lovely scenery! ♥

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  41. Aw I love cable cars, haven't been on one in years. Looks like you had an amazing time, the pictures are fantastic :) x

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  42. Yoooo!!! I'm so so jealous!! i love vacation pictures!!
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    Xoxo

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  43. What a lovely holiday beautiful pictures. Not sure you would get me in that cable car despite the views as I absolutely hate heights. Lucy

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