Palau Güell chimney – Photo taken by me
Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!
Today I wanted to share some pictures of my trip to Barcelona last July. We were really lucky to be able to travel for our summer holidays, being fully vaccinated we felt more comfortable to do so and we knew that in Spain there would be the same sanitary precautions than in Switzerland: mandatory mask in shops and restaurants when not seated, social distancing and frequent hand sanitizing.
It was my first time travelling to Barcelona and I really enjoyed it! Firstly because in Switzerland it was pouring rain and in Barcelona it was sunny and warm, so that was nice haha. I had also studied some of the city’s architecture when I was in high school and I remember really wanting to visit since then.
We booked a super cute hotel right in the center of the old town and the location was perfect, we were at walking distance from everything! We did mostly walking tours of different areas of Barcelona, that our guide book recommended.
One of the first places we visited was the Palau Güell, which was actually super close to our hotel. Also, at the time we visited the tickets were only 5 Euros (unique fee), which was great. Maybe the price was lower because of Covid but I’m really not sure. We visited around 6pm and there was almost no one else, which was great! The whole palace is really cool to visit, it’s one of Gaudi’s first projects (if I’m not mistaken). We received a map with explanations to go with every room. My favorite part was the roof, were all the colorful chimneys are! Really worth the visit.
Arch of Triumph – photo taken by me
Along one of our numerous walking tours, we saw the arch of triumph. I really liked the red bricks and how it reminded me of the one in Paris. It’s also really close to the Ciutadella Parc and the Barcelona zoo.
Inside Casa Batlló – photo taken by me
Casa Batlló rooftop – photo taken by me
Another day I visited the Casa Batlló, my favorite Gaudi project. The tickets are a little pricey but I was able to get a student discount which was cool. The visit was truly incredible, I was given headphones with an audio guided tour, which was great because you didn’t need to press any buttons, it simply started when you entered each room. I had never visited a place like this, I loved every single room! The rooftop was also incredible, there was a gorgeous view of the city up there. There were so many colors and details, really worth the visit.
Parc Güell – Photo taken by me
The last picture I want to share with you was taken at the Parc Güell, which is a little outside the city, on a hill. We took the metro to go there, and then there was a lot of escalators but unfortunately a lot of them didn’t work so we had to walk up a LOT of stairs haha. The majority of the parc is nature, but the most interesting area is where all the Gaudi mosaics are. So many colors and designs, there is also an amazing view of the city! There’s also Gaudi’s house that you can visit (you have to pay extra), and there are also two other little houses that are super cute as well.
And there you go, this was a little snippet of my trip to Barcelona, I really enjoyed visiting the city (and the food omg), I will definitely come again!
Thank you so much for reading, I will talk to you in my next blog post!
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