Barcelona : What's over here ?

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Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Day 1


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

Photo of Tic Gardens, C/ Tiçia, Vallcarca-Penitents, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Tic Gardens, C/ Tiçia, Vallcarca-Penitents, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Tic Gardens, C/ Tiçia, Vallcarca-Penitents, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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.

Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Barcelona : What's over here ? by Arijit Mullick

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?.

Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

... 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

Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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

Photo of Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona, Passeig de Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona, Passeig de Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Happiness comes from inside.. As I saw this gentleman feeding the parrots.

Photo of Ciutadella Park, Passeig de Picasso, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Ciutadella Park, Passeig de Picasso, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

The first mention of the Boqueria market in Barcelona dates from 1217

Photo of La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Camp Nou  meaning new field, is the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957

Photo of Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Took the metro to Plaça Catalunya and bus towards beach again for lunch break

Meat was wonderfully cooked and warm welcome

Photo of La Malandrina, Carrer de Pepe Rubianes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Malandrina, Carrer de Pepe Rubianes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Malandrina, Carrer de Pepe Rubianes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

classic Italian ice creams tiramisu & cafe scoop.

Photo of Gelati Dino Italia, Carrer de Pepe Rubianes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

when the fountains start dancing, all tourists gathering around it with their phones and music singing .. Stunning light show

Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Plaça de Carles Buïgas, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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.

Photo of laLola, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of laLola, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of laLola, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of laLola, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of laLola, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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

Photo of La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Finally reached room, and next day awaits.
5.45 am set out for metro to Vallacarca and walk to Park Guell

Day 2

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

Photo of Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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

Photo of Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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

Photo of Bellesguard, Carrer de Bellesguard, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Bellesguard, Carrer de Bellesguard, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Very nice bakery

Photo of Santa Gloria, Carrer de Craywinckel, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Santa Gloria, Carrer de Craywinckel, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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

Photo of Casa Batlló, Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Gaudí's inspiration: from ocean waves to a variety of specific mountains, even a mountain crest with clouds

Photo of Casa Milà, Provença, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Casa Milà, Provença, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Casa Milà, Provença, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Casa Milà, Provença, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Gaudí  said to have remarked: "My client is not in a hurry."

Photo of La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of La Sagrada Familia, Carrer de Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Took the L5 metro and then L3 metro to Fontana for dinner

Dónde kebab 🥙 and Plato  Especial Luna de Istanbul both were  yummy

Photo of Restaurant Lluna d'Istambul, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Restaurant Lluna d'Istambul, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Restaurant Lluna d'Istambul, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Restaurant Lluna d'Istambul, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

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.

Photo of Turó de la Rovira, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick
Photo of Turó de la Rovira, Barcelona, Spain by Arijit Mullick

Barcelona indeed a city unique in its location and beauty. In every walk one receives far more than he seeks...

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