We’re going, somewhere where the sun is shining bright just close your eyes and let’s pretend we’re dancing in the street in Barcelona. -Ed Sheeran
I traveled to Barcelona when I was 20 and I loved every moment. Barcelona gives off a vibe that I really connect with. Returning with my parents was a lot of fun. I have to admit that Barcelona has grown a lot more touristy within the last few years. I could have spent a lot more time in Barcelona but we didn’t have any time to spare. I recommend visiting longer than a day and a half if you are planning a trip to Barcelona.
The Magic Fountain
The Magic Fountain is one of the more touristy things to do in Barcelona but I really love it. The fountain you can see behind my parents lights up each night and the water moves and dances to the music. It is a pretty cool sight to see. Now the crowds here were insane and if I were to do it all over again I would make sure that I arrive earlier to scope out a good spot to sit and watch.
La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia is one of the coolest sights to see. This church started to be built in 1882 and is still being constructed today. It is estimated to be completed between 2026 and 2028. I fully plan to return when it is completed. The church itself is so magnificent. I had visited when I lived in Spain in 2010 and so much progress has been made since then! It was really cool to see. I tried to find some photos on my blog from Spain but I didn’t upload photos back then! How dull!
We booked our tickets for the earliest time slot and I highly recommend you do the same. It was nice to be one of few in the church before it got super crowded. This time we were able to go up into the towers. An elevator takes you up to the top and then you have to walk down the winding stairs.
Here is a photo of my dad and I winding our way back down to the ground. On your way down you get to see a lot of detail in the architecture that would be missed from only a view from the ground.
Views from the Top
Look at all of the detail and love carved into these!
The View from Inside & Outside
Please note that while these pictures are gorgeous they do not do justice to the real deal. Nothing can compare and I would say this is a must visit for everyone. I also am obsessed with watching this video of the convocation? of the church because of how the voices carry through the building. When Gaudi designed this church every detail was taken into account. Truly beautiful.
LOOK AT ALL OF THIS CARVING!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!
Another wonderful place in Barcelona is Parque Güell. When I last visited you didn’t need to purchase tickets but now you have to purchase tickets to get into the main part. Becuase we already had plans to visit the Picasso Museum at the only time tickets were available to Parque Güell we didn’t enter the main part but did visit the rest of the park. The park is very whimsical and a beautiful place to spend the day.