Hi fwendz! Its 3:30 am right now and we’re waiting for our flight back to Belgium in the airport, which means all of the stores are closed :((( BUT i thought I’d make the best of my time by reflecting on this trip’s highlights. Barcelona is DEFINITELY one of my favorite cities ever, and I know I’ll come back for sure! I’d never been on vacation with friends before because that’s not a thing in our culture lol. I must say I was quite nervous my attitude would take the best of me and my friends would drown me in the Mediterranean, but they didn’t, so I guess I’ve behaved hahaha. Anyways though, without further a due, here’s an overview of what we did while in Barcelona and some suggested hot spots for those of you interested in visiting one of Spain’s most beautiful cities sometime in the near future :))))
Get tanned at “Platja de la Barceloneta”.
All you need is a towel, some sunscreen, sunglasses and a bathing suit! The easiest way to get there is by taking a metro, unless you’re staying close to the beach of course. While you’re at it, walk along the numerous restaurants and bars until you spot the tastiest paella of them all. Order it, get a giant glass of sangria to go with it, and you’re good to go. Repeat steps 1-3 as much as needed until you reach Nirvana (like we did).
Get lost in “Barri Gotic’s” streets.
Located right from “La Rambla” (if you’re looking towards “Plaça de Catalunya”), Barcelona’s oldest neighborhood is home to the city’s cathedral, cute local shops, schools, museums, and some rad medieval architecture.
Need I say more? “Plaça de Catalunya” and “Passeig de Gracia” are your best shopping destinations, with tons of stores suitable for all sorts of budgets (HMU if you feel like taking me on a shopping spree to like, Chanel or Dior. I’ll come with FOR SURE).
Visit local markets
Barcelona’s most famous farmers market is located on the left side of “La Rambla”. In need of a vitamin re-fill to recover from the Spanish sun and all of the shopping you just did? Grab a freshly made fruit juice and a snack; you’re in the right place! Make sure you check out Barcelona’s “Museum of Contemporary Art” (MACBA) while you’re in the neighborhood.
Don’t forget to pay a visit to the icons.
You can’t leave Barcelona without at least seeing “Sagrada Familia” and “Parc Güell”. Book your tickets online in advance for extra commodities. Plus points if you hike up to the top of the park and have a picnic while enjoying the #views.
Visit Barcelona’s “Museum of Design”
Work your way down through the museum for the ultimate experience. Into fashion? Then you’re at the right place! The entire third floor is devoted to covering an extensive history of the evolution of female fashion, from the early middle ages up until today. Keep an eye on some original old school Balenciagas and try not to faint like I did.
But most importantly…
Have a shit ton of fun while you’re at it! Don’t be afraid to load up on some delicious “tapas” and sangria. Look up while you’re walking. Strike an Instagram worthy pose every now and then, and always, always, dress up. Remember there’s no such thing as being overdressed, like, ever.
Huge shoutout to Sara and Marie Liese for the amazing company, the laughter, and putting up with my shitty jokes 24/7. Extra creds to Marie Liese for all of the picture snapping. You guys are highly appreciated!
PS: I wrote an additional “outfit only” post you can read by clicking this link :)))))))