Thursday, 24 July 2014

"Barcelona! How can I forget?"

Happy Thursday, dudes!
It's time for the final instalment of photos and facts from my recent trip to Barcelona. In case 
you missed any, you can catch up on part one here and part two here :)

The Columbus Monument 
The Columbus Monument is situated at the lower end of La Rambla and 
was constructed to honour Columbus' first voyage to the Americas.

La Rambla
La Rambla is a 1.2km (0.74 miles) long tree-lined street that runs through the heart of Barcelona. It begins at the Placa de Catalunya and ends at The Columbus Monument. It is full of market stalls, street performers and delicious tapas and paella :) It's also a fantastic starting point to explore the countless tiny bustling side streets in the Barri Gòtic (east Barcelona) and El Raval (west Barcelona) quarters.
I know we're blurry in this picture, but I love it anyway :)
When Hubs and I first visited Barcelona in 2006, this is the street we fell in love with; I'm not sure what has changed but it seemed busier and less impressive than last time. The street performers spread all the way up the street on our first visit but this time they were confined to the first few hundred meters :(

La Boqueria Market
La Boqueria Market is located at approximately the half way mark on La Rambla and boasts some of the most amazing market stalls I've seen anywhere in the world...

Placa Reial
Placa Reial is a square in the Barri Gòtic quarter, just off La Rambla. It's full of restaurants and 
even a few nightclubs. The lanterns in the square were designed by Gaudi! 
During our 10 minutes relaxing in this square, we were serenaded by a homeless women, singing for money!

Placa de Catalunya
Placa de Catalunya is the main transport hub for Barcelona; you can catch bus tours, taxis
and even the bus to the airport from here.

And that's a wrap! That's pretty much all the places we visited in our whistle-stop four-day, five-night break to this bustling city; feel free to comment if you'd like a post on some of the more personal aspects of our holiday, I just didn't want to bore you guys with anecdotes. I've tried to channel my inner-travel-blogger with these posts and figured you much prefer to read about this city; I hope I have inspired you to start planning and saving for your own trip to this spectacular Spanish city :)
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