Chocoholic Hijabi in - Barcelona!

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If you follow me on Instagram or on Twitter, you would have seen a few pictures of my mini break in Barcelona last week. I went with my family and we stayed for 3 nights for a little break away from home).  I took over 500 pictures on my camera, but a lot less on my phone. Although we were only there for a few days, we managed to pack in quite a lot including a two-day bus tour, visit(s) to the local mall, watching the magic fountain and having a general wander around near the port. As it was lovely and warm (26C to 30C during the day), I also ate a fair bit of ice cream and had plenty of cold drinks. I would definitely recommend Barcelona as a place to visit, whether it's for a short break or for a longer holiday as there is so much to see and do.

I've had to cut down with the pictures below as there were so many! But nothing beats seeing the city in person (pictures don't really do justice to a lot of the sights). There were also some amazing views from the hotel rooftop as well as the top of the Arenas de Barcelona Shopping Centre and of course from Park Guell. You could practically see all of Barcelona!

Take a look at what I did/saw last week in Barcelona (click on the images to make them bigger) =)

Bus Tour Map - We did the Orange (west) tour on Wednesday and the Green (East) tour on Thursday =)

Outside the Barcelona Olympic Stadium

Arenas De Barcelona Shopping Centre - It used to be a bullring!

One of the (many) fountains in the city

I love how nearly all the roads are straight and in perfect blocks (spot the Starbucks in the corner =P)

View from the top of the shopping mall with the Palau Nacional in the background (the Magic fountain is located in front of the Palau Nacional)
Gaudi's Sagrada Familia - The Façade of the Nativity. It's still under construction.

Parc Guell - Designed by Antoni Gaudi

Inside Parc Guell

From the Parc Guell viewing platform - You can see all the way to the coast. The two tall buildings in far distance are the tallest buildings in Barcelona.

View from the hotel rooftop. Can you spot the Sagrada Familia in the distance?

Magic fountain of Montjuic (Font Magica)

Magic fountain of Montjuic (Font Magica)

What did you think? I'll be uploading a few more blog posts about my Barcelona trip, so keep a look out for those =)

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  1. Love your photos! I was in Barcelona earlier in the year (only for a day trip) but I love Parc Guell and would love to go back and see more!

    1. Thank you! I'd love to go back again too (there's so much that I would do next time!) =)

  2. I went to Barcelona years ago as part of a college trip, didn't see any of these beauties except the camp nou and the sagrada familia. I definitely want to go back especially since I heard about those little yellow touristy cars lol x

    1. It's worth the trip back (I want to go to the adventure park and on the cable cars next time)! Lol you mean the Go Car tours? I didn't see any of them (or I wasn't looking hard enough, but there are crazy drivers in Spain!).

  3. Beautiful pictures! I've only been in the airport in Madrid but it looked beautiful from there.

  4. Gorgeous Shots! You make me want to get on a plane now and go ;)

    xoxo, Anfal


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