February In Barcelona
Ah Barcelona.. You now have a place in my heart.
February in Barcelona was so amazing, more amazing than I had imagined. My only regret is not being able to stay longer! I was only in Barcelona for 4 days because 4 seems to be that lucky number where I have enough time to see and explore a place without feeling to rushed. So when it was time to leave I wasn’t near ready. I could have easily spent a week or more there sipping wine, eating tapas, exploring the Guell Parks and of course watching the waves roll in at Barcelona beach.
I love not having a plan when arriving somewhere and just letting the wind take me and it was so easy to do that in Barcelona! I know of course I have a few places on my to do list, I’m not that free spirited, but the things I wanted to see and experience were only small trips and wouldn’t take up an entire 4 days so it was pleasant being able to walk through those magical Barcelona streets that are just so picture perfect!
Where I Ate:
Cellar De Tapas – I’m not joking when I say we ate there every day. I can never tell if that’s weird or not to a restaurant waiter because they recognized us and continued to give us the same seating spot everyday! Their tapas here are unreal and I highly recommend! I loved their patatas bravas, walnut salad, camembert croquette with berry jam, and their pan con tomato!
La Boqueria Market – This market was the most amazing place! After Paris I was done with croissants and baguettes so this market was sooooo amazing to go to! You can try the most delicious smoothie combinations for 1 Euro and then be a piggy and go get the most loaded avocado nachos of your life! I never looked at the name (to much food distracting me) but if you were to walk through the main entrance off La Rambla, go to the right of the market and start walking to the back. You should see little burrito cones and people walking around with giant things of nachos making everyone jealous.
Veggie Garden – Being a vegetarian in Spain is no problem. There are vegetarian/ vegan restaurants everywhere but one rainy night we dove into this place without knowing just how delicious and cheap everything was!! I went back here twice, actually three times, and their samosas are so good! Definitely go here and get some cheap eats that are generously sized.
What I did & Saw –
Barcelona Beach – I loved the beach! While it was windy and cold the day we were there it was the only sunny day so we sucked it up and parked our bums on the sand. Like a smarty pants I went to a place where they sold a litre of Sangria for 7 Euro and filled up my water bottle with it so I had something to sip on on the beach!
Park Guell – The park is quite large and is reached by train. Get off at the Vallcarca Station and then it’s maybe a 15 minute walk from there. You don’t have to pay for most of it but if you want to get close and personal with Gaudi’s designs then there is a charge. We enjoyed the park and watched a man sprinkle the park with magical bubbles for a large portion of our time there. You have to enjoy the little things in life!
La Boqueria Market – I think I wrote a pretty good piece on why you need to go above! So amazinggg
La Rambla – This street is busy with people and locals. It’s full of cafes, shops, bars, tapas, souvenirs, plants, you name it!
Gothic Quarter – Finally being able to see the Gothic Quarter was a great experience in itself. The architecture is beautiful and it was incredible because it is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It’s great for photo opportunities
Sagrada Familia – Located right outside of the train station this beautiful building was one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen designed. It’s not you classic European style chuch and was designed by Gaudi and it’s especially bizarre to me because it started construction in 1882. What inspired Gaudi?
Have you ever been to Barcelona? And how are you guys liking when I use lots of images? Let me know what you think!