Last week the travel bug brought me to beautiful Barcelona, a fascinating city rich with culture. My favorite thing to do when I’m first in a new city is to wander around and check out the neighborhood. One thing I immediately noticed was that there was no shortage of places to eat or things to see. Barcelona is a great place to sip sangria, munch on tasty tapas and take in the sights at a sidewalk cafe.
My hotel was up the street from the Arenas de Barcelona. The 6-floor complex was a former bullring but is now a shopping and entertainment center. On the rooftop there are several restaurants and lounges, but the best part is the amazing 360 degree view of the city. I did some light shopping and also went to a flamenco show there which was very fun to watch.
Museu d’Art de Catalunya
I absolutely loved Barcelona’s architecture and wandering through the city’s narrow streets and squares
Barcelona has some great beaches and I decided to check out Barceloneta. I really liked the vibe of the beach as there is something going on everywhere you look. There are also some really nice clubs and bars on the far end. I went to a place called Shoko one evening and had a wonderful time. The food, drinks and atmosphere were great, there was live entertainment and there were masseuses there that gave super relaxing head and neck massages at the table. I would definitely recommend it.
I noticed tons of bike rental places so I rented an electric scooter and went for a joy ride up and down the boardwalk and through the nearby streets. Afterwards, I had lunch at one of the many cute restaurants overlooking the water.
Of course no trip to Barcelona is complete without checking out Las Ramblas, the long street running through historic downtown teeming with cafes, shops, street artists, souvenir stalls, art and more. Some parts were extremely crowded and bustling with people making it a bit difficult to walk through, but I quite enjoyed the liveliness.
H&M belted top | H&M shorts | PRADA crossbody bag | AVIATOR shades | VINTAGE scarf
FOREVER 21 top | LULU’S skinny jeans (similar) | LULU’S caged sandals | GMAT polarized shades | FOREVER 21 necklace
By the coast, in the old fisherman’s neighborhood of Barceloneta stands 20 stories of glass-the new headquarters for the Gas Natural Group. Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT created this building as a masterpiece of visual delight, but also as a vision for a sustainable future.
Wow BEAUTIFUL! Now I wanna go! ❤️❤️❤️
What a beautiful site
Hi! I’m going to Barcelona and Madrid in 2017 with my school. Do you have any fundraising tips? Thanks!
Great pics and great outfits! Did you stay in hostels or a hotel during your visit? If you stayed in a hostel, how would describe your experience?
Thank you! I stayed in a hotel.
Love it!!! Beautiful photos and all you outfits are on POINT!!!!
Costa Brava! Makes me soooo homesick for what we Europeans call “the South”. Gosh, these photos are gorgeous! And you look like you are enjoying every inch of this cool city. Did you check out any of the Gaudi buildings? I never saw the Sagrada Familia, but I heard it makes you want to weep, it is so amazing.
Thanks for sharing! Absolutely beautiful!
I loved Barcelona. That was my favorite part of Italy (even more than Madrid and definitely more than Seville). I’ve traveled to Spain, Italy, England, France, and my fiance and I are on our way to Scotland this fall. 🙂
I think you meant Spain……Barcelona is your favorite part of Spain.
I absolutely love Barcelona! Your pictures are very beautiful. Where did you get your sandals (the green ones) from? Do you do Charity work? I have some projects coming up and i would love to work with you?
This sounds like so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing
Beautiful!!! Looks like you had a blast in barcelona, I was there a few years ago and this brought back a lot of memories. Tfs your trip with it XOXO
Love the pictures. Barcelona is. definitly on my list of places I want to experience.
I love your pictures!!!! Would love to see a post about your traveling experiences and tips!!!
So beautiful! It looks like you had so much fun and the aura of the city matched your enthusiasm! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
I always enjoy your photography, they are always well edited. First Dubai and now Barcelona, we get to live vicariously through you. Lol
breathtaking… seems like you def enjoyed Barcelona!
Your pics are so nice!! Looks like another place to add to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!
Barcelona looks amazing!!! I’ve been to Madrid, but Barcelona seems much more lively!! Glad you had fun love!
one more thing…do you get treated differently when you are in different countries? I want to be prepared.
Omg…every time i see an update in my email i get a great surprise! Spain…omg I thought you going to Paris was amazing…
I just got my passport and can’t wait to start my worldwide journey! COuld you please give us tips on getting the best flight prices, when is the best to fly and how to deal with a long flight. What is the best place to stay when travling alone…etc. I look forward to more of your travels.