Tuesday, 11 June 2013

barcelona: gaudi, arc de triomf, etc.


This post is all about some of the touristy sights we went to see in Barcelona. Luckily, our hostel was in walking distance of all of these, so we saved some pennies on travel (which we could spend on coffee/chocolate and churros when we were feeling tired!)
First up, some of the Gaudi buildings. We didn't end up going inside as the queues for all of them were pretty ridiculous, but we went and had a look at them up close. It's on my to do list for next time I visit Barcelona to go inside, as I've heard some great things. They were all stunning from the outside though, so that was good enough for this time around.















From La Sagrada Familia (at the top of this map) we walked down to the Arc de Triomf, passing some interesting things like this monument below. The Arc itself was a beautiful deep red, quite different to the one in Paris. We sat in the Parc de la Ciutadella for a bit watching a man make big bubbles and listening to the birds, had some hot drinks to revive us, and then continued to explore the area.














We stumbled across the Happy Pills shop, but forgot to make a note of where it was! It's a funny little sweet shop that says sweets are medicine to make you happy, basically! It's so cute.




One evening we also went to Museu se l'Erotica (or the Sex Museum to you and me) which was obviously hilarious. I won't post many photos of that because I'm not sure how blog-friendly they are, but here's a couple! It also had a little outside garden where you could sit amongst photos of trees and vegetables that look like certain body parts, and animals having sex. Perfect.




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19 comments

  1. Everything is so pretty! Lovely photos.

    Katie x | and-katie.com

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  2. Barcelona is so lovely! I can really advise you to go into Casa Battló if you're oging back, I found it amazing :-)

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  3. I was at Arc de triomf this weekend. My friends live in the neighbourhood and we spend the two days walking around that area. I live almost 200km from the city but I go visit everytime I can because I LOVE BARCELONA.
    If you come back, make sure you go into La Pedrera (Casa Milà). The queue is insane, I know, but the view from the top of the building is amazing!

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  4. Looks lovely! We have been meaning to get there for a while... but it always seems to get put on hold x

    www.girlaboutchelts.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous photos!

    xx
    www.naturally-christina.blogspot.com

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  6. I would love to go to Barcelona! Its on my massive list of 'TO DO'. You have captured some gorgeous photos!

    KBracegirdle
    xx

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  7. I really love Barcelona! I've been there a few times and it's such an amazing city! Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  8. Oh my gosh! Barcelona has been on my bucket list for such a long time! The architecture there is just amazing!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  9. ever since studying Gaudi in art, i've always wanted to visit those builindings! lovely pictures

    Sarah
    xoxo

    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  10. Ohhh wow, this makes me want to travel again so much! That picture of the cute courtyard in particular captures Barca perfectly, and Casa Batllo is INCREEDIBLE! Beautiful post :)
    Betti x
    www.torchthetreasure.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. wonderful pictures!
    xoxo

    alice c'n'r
    http://cutenroll.blogspot.it/

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  12. Barcelona looks amazing, absolutely stunning!! I've never really had any particular desire to go there until I saw these photos, my boyfriend will be pleased because it's on his list of places to visit due to football related reasons! xx

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  13. Wow, I didnt realise the architecture in Barca was so beautiful! I definitely would love to go someday :) I just put up my first blog about my weekend in Dublin if you wanna take a look! Rosie xoxo

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. As an architecture student, i've gotta say that im stupendously jealous! I'd loooooove to visit Barcelona!
    Gorgeous photos Lyzi <3

    IN MY SUNDAY BEST

    XOXO Sade

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  15. the first few photographs don't look real! the buildings are incredible!

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  16. Such gorgeous photos! Makes me want to pack up my bags and head off to Barcelona! I loved it there, it has such a unique atmosphere. My friends and I spent far too long in Happy Pills as well, sweet heaven
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  17. I'm so desperate to go back to Barcelona, I went to Parc Guell and the Segrada Familia, did not know about the erotica museum at all!
    We also found the Parc Labirinth (sp) which was the most amazing place when we went.

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  18. La Pedrera has amazing jazz nights on the rooftop if you go back again in the summer :) xxx

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