Clickstay on Tour: 4 Days in Barcelona with Michaela
by Emily Benton | Updated 20 March 2019 | Posted in Spain, Clickstay on Tour, Destinations
Next up in our 'Clickstay on Tour' Series, our lovely Michaela jets off to Spain for a four-day holiday to Barcelona with SEVEN friends! Here’s what she got up to…
For the first few days of our holiday, we were staying in the Gothic quarter (Barri Gotic) of Barcelona, which had an absolutely amazing atmosphere. Its narrow winding roads and haunting architecture makes it a beautiful part of the city, yet it's also very close to La Rambla - the social hub of Barcelona - which is infamous for its nightlife! Our hotel wasn't too far away from the Cathedral, so that was our first port of call for the day. Then we went to see The Sagarada Familia, which was truly spectacular. The carvings were unbelievable, however it was really busy here and we soon decided to head home for a cocktail! Back at the hotel, we set up camp around the roof-top infinity pool, which gave us 5* views over the city...
On our second day we went to Park Güell, which for me, was undoubtably one of the highlights of our holiday. The stunning coloured mosaic tiling that can be seen all over the park was just beautiful and all of the carvings were fascinating. I'd recommend spending at least half a day here, as the park is rather large and there is just so much to see. We took some awesome photos from the terraced area at the top of the hill, where due to blue skies, we then spent most of the afternoon!
In the evening, we went to the Skybar on top of The Grand Hotel Central, which for it's panoramic views, is surely one of the most amazing bars in the world. It was a night to remember!
On our third and final day in the city, we walked to the marina and shopped until we dropped! This is a really gorgeous area to spend some time, with loads of luxe restaurants, bars, clubs and high end shopping. We also went to Port Olympic, which was built for the 1992 Olympics and popped into the Camp Nou football stadium for a cheeky photo. For dinner, we decided to go to Ocana Plaza, which is a beautiful Spanish square. Here, we enjoyed lots of tapas and Sangria, in front of some amazing street entertainers!
Finally, for the remainder of our stay we moved about 20 minutes out of the city and spent some time at the beach! We absolutely loved our time in the city. Barcelona is so clean, friendly and easy to navigate. It's the perfect place to escape to for a few nights! There really is something for everyone here, whether you love sunbathing on the beach or a good old open bus tour!
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