Last week my hubby and I spent a glorious few days in Barcelona. It was a rare treat. The children had a great few days being spoilt rotten by Grandma and Granddad. Probably chocolate biscuits for breakfast, lunch and tea and not much in the way of teeth cleaning, such is the fun of being looked after by Grandparents!
For anyone who hasn't visited Barcelona, it is a great city. We took in all the tourist treats on offer....the numerous examples of the 'Modernista' architecture, Gaudi's weird yet wonderful creations - the Sagrada Familia being the most famous example, La Boqueria (indoor market - a feast for the eyes as well as the waistline!), the museums celebrating the works of Joan Miro (a particular favourite of my hubby..who yo-yo's between thinking Miro was a genius and thinking our 3 year old could paint better pictures than the man himself!) and my favourite, Picasso. We easily filled 4 days with things to do and see, yet it was very relaxing at the same time.
I didn't get the opportunity to suss out Barcelona interiors, but I loved many of the elegant apartments from the outside.
For those of you who may consider visiting, we stayed on the edge of the Bari Gotic (Gothic quarter) and the Ribera. The location was perfect, being right in the hustle and bustle of the city centre yet only a 5 or 10 minute stretch to the harbour and the nearest beaches. I would also recommend hopping on the open top tourist bus on day one. This gives you a great over view of where and what there is to see and gives you a good idea of walking distances etc.
Here are a few of my holiday snaps, including my purchases.....3 prints....a Miro, a Barcelona tourist board poster and a Picasso.
|Elegant Barca living|
|Beautiful quilts in an interiors shop|
|Lovely momentos of a wonderful few days|