Barcelona is like the perfect city for me. It has beaches, culture, history and it is easy to get around by metro. I almost never return to places I visited before but Barcelona is a place I loved to return to.
Wandering the streets and squares is never boring in this place. From the central Plaza de Catalunya taking the touristic Ramblas to the harbour and the beach, there is always something going on here. I spend my afternoons on the beaches before hitting the bars and clubs in Eixample neighbourhood at night.
When I was on my flight back to Eindhoven I knew this was not the last time I visited Barcelona!
Barcelona has it all: culture, cuisine and beach! That's why Barcelona was on top of my bucket-list of places I wanted to visit. It certainly did not disappoint me!
Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882. The Park Güell, a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmen Hill, is also designed by Gaudi. As is Casa Milà, which is also known as La Pedrera.
I did a tour in Camp Nou stadium, the official home of FC Barcelona and largest football stadium in Europe. The field was being replaced due to the summer stop. But I could still imagine the famous players of FC Barcelona being on the pitch, while they are supported by almost 100.000 socios.
Not all of my time was spend within the city. I also went to the beach a couple of times. The beaches in Barcelona are easy to reach by foot (Barceloneta, with clubs for the nightlife) or by metro (the 9 km continuous stretch north from Barceloneta).