Barcelona day 1

After counting down we finally caught the flight to Barcelona Sunday. We went with the airline Transavia. Unfortunately, they had accumulated a delay of 30 minutes. Can happen, right? The flight took about 2 hours from Eindhoven airport. When we arrived the adventure began. Us and three other people waited like 45 minutes for our luggage at the baggage claim. It was so bad organized.

Anyway, we took the Aerobus from the airport Barcelona to Plaça Catalunya (downtown Barcelona). During the holiday we were staying at the hotel La Rambla that’s established in the centre. After 18:00 you had to pick up the keys at another location. So we went by taxi for 12 euros (10 minutes). Do you have a good condition? Well I have not. So it was pretty hard to walk to the fifth floor every time, WOEEEESSHHHHHH breathe in breathe out. This hotel is OK for when you only come to sleep, but the location is perfect!

On our first day we went to Park Güel by bus (line 24). It’s established in the area Gràcia. A special architecture combined with a cooling shade of trees. There are two beautiful houses, just like houses in a fairy tale. Barcelona’s home architect Antoni Gaudí’s designed Park Güel as a garden city. The park hasn’t only got a beautiful panoramic view, stunning architecture and gorgeous gardens, you can also find the home of the great man himself. His usual impressive style by finding the whole park – bright colours, unusual architectural shapes, influences from nature with natural shapes and curves.

We lunched at restaurant InterTapa after visiting Park Güel. The food was delicious, it’s only a pity that they had forgotten the patatas bravas. When our belly was filled we went to the Sagrada Familia. It’s a monumental church located in the center of Barcelona (in the district of Eixample). Sagrada Familia is one of Gaudi’s most famous works in Barcelona. It’s a huge basilica which has been under construction since 1882. They expect that it’s still going to take 30 to 80 years before it’s completed. If you want to go there then you can go by metro or bus, but the metro is faster 😉

The people often eat late and long in Barcelona. We dinned at an Italian Restaurant “La Poma”. The starter and the dessert were delicious, but the main course unfortunately not. We ordered Paella, but it was burned so the rice was very hard. The staff and the atmosphere was good though!

So time for some cocktails ARRRIBAAA! OMG the restaurant/bar Ocanya was so cozy and they played great music (deep house). The cocktail I ordered was very strong, so one was pretty enough for me hihi. We did a lot at day one and it went really fast. But there is more. Stay tuned for part 2 of my trip.

XOXO

Sandra Epsina

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