When you are in Barcelona, there's always something to see nearby around the neighbourhood, jewels of home-grown Catalan architecture, modernism and contemporary architecture, markets that are a treat for the senses, treasures of the ancient Roman and medieval city, parks where you can unwind.
Having spend around 2 months at Barcelona...
Time to walk around, explore the beautiful city over the weekend with travel lens, T10 transport card, power bank, tripod.
Booked the cab via mytaxi app started the day at 5.30am from Tic Gardens
Sunrise the sky paints with gold colors and joyfully dances to the music of morning breeze. The view was amazing.
I plugged my ear phone and tuned to song Calma.
There was a open gym across too. Morning runners starting with easy runs and I walked toward Port Vell.
On the way to Port Vell as morning rays kissed , captured the usual busy routes.
Did you know that Christopher Columbus chose to disembark in Barcelona harbour when he returned from his voyage to America?.
... steeped in history from both Roman and Medieval times; the remains of which can still be seen today.
I could feel the weight of history. You can't walk around without perceiving it
built in reddish brickwork in the Neo-Mudéjar style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture Barcelona rep les nacions (Catalan for "Barcelona welcomes the nations") by Josep Reynés
Happiness comes from inside.. As I saw this gentleman feeding the parrots.
The first mention of the Boqueria market in Barcelona dates from 1217
Camp Nou meaning new field, is the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957
Took the metro to Plaça Catalunya and bus towards beach again for lunch break
Meat was wonderfully cooked and warm welcome
classic Italian ice creams tiramisu & cafe scoop.
when the fountains start dancing, all tourists gathering around it with their phones and music singing .. Stunning light show
Late night after being mesmerize by Magic Fountain of Montjuic went for dinner at La Lola.
Staff was really effecient and friendly.
Vinny made it special. He helped with queries related to the menu and select the right one.
Croquetas Pollo, fritura del Mar, paella mixta were tasty, served hot.
After dinner time for walk.. Nothing can be better than La Rambla
Folklore says that if you drink from this famous fountain at the top of La Rambla you will fall in love with Barcelona and always return to the city
Finally reached room, and next day awaits.
5.45 am set out for metro to Vallacarca and walk to Park Guell
designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, a public park filled with gardens and unique architectural features
Reach early morning to avoid any entrance fees
From park Guell take the metro from Vallacarca to Call d' Hebron, purchased a combine ticket 12 euro and boarded the bus
a mountain overlooking Barcelona with Breath taking views
Used the T10 card and all set for next destination
a modernist manor house designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí ,using rectilinear forms rarely seen in his other work
Very nice bakery
After a light breakfast took the metro from Penitent to
Passeig de Gracia
...a proclamation of joy, a canvas of marine inspiration, a dream world that evokes nature and fantasy
Gaudí's inspiration: from ocean waves to a variety of specific mountains, even a mountain crest with clouds
Gaudí said to have remarked: "My client is not in a hurry."
Took the L5 metro and then L3 metro to Fontana for dinner
Dónde kebab ???? and Plato Especial Luna de Istanbul both were yummy
After dinner took metro to Penitent and bus to Bunker
Panoramic views of Barcelona from Spanish Civil War bunkers where anti-aircraft guns were installed.
Barcelona indeed a city unique in its location and beauty. In every walk one receives far more than he seeks...