:: Travel – How I experienced my first trip to Barcelona

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As you know from my Instagram, I have been away to Barcelona for a few days after I finished my Bachelor Collection presentation. My first trip to the Spanish beauty of a city. In only three days I collected so many different impressions from the city. One thing said, I think you can’t get bored here.

For starters there is the beach. We were lucky enough to enjoy the last summer days. I got to take my new blush colored bikini for a spin at Platja de Bogatell. While I am taking a break off swimming, I die over eating the marmalade filled chocolate donut with cream topping from Chök Barcelona. I am now officially a big fan of good and creative patisserie!

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Walked the side walk from there all the way down to the harbor and met some cool modern architecture in between.

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Like a tourist I didn’t want to miss out on the typical sights as Sagrada Familia. Amazingly detailed ornaments are decorating the old building. The way too many tourists around and construction work made it being my probably least favorite destination but nevertheless worth a look appreciating the historical architecture of Barcelona.

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Near Sagrada Familia is Barcelonas most famous seafood restaurant. Fresh seafood which you choose per grams before they prepare it according to your wishes. Very affordable and highly delicious! Maybe it is not the most photogenic place but the good food won’t leave you any time to think about photos anyway. La Paradeta (they have several restaurants all over Barcelona)

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I explored Barcelona the complete three days by foot. Which was really exhausting in the end but worth it because you get to see small streets, big streets, crowded places and empty roads. I even got surprised by an ice cream macaron place – a pink macaron dream with Cheesecake ice flavor. My dream come true found at the market place La Boqueria.

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Hotel wise I stayed at the Novotel City. Not too expensive and a 15 minutes walk from the city. Absolutely worth it thanks to their amazing rooftop. You can go to the gym in the morning while the sun slowly rises over the city, simply breath some fresh air before having breakfast or enjoy a nice cocktail at sunset. In summer you can even jump into their rooftop pool and have a picture perfect chill out. I was lucky enough to get a room on their highest floor just beneath the rooftop. Thus I had an amazing view during my whole stay and could see the ocean from my hotel room. Also I have that thing where I have to go up a high building in every city I visit to get a nice view over the whole area. Check on that with the booking of the hotel. <3

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All in all I absolutely loved Barcelona and 3 days were definitely not enough to see everything but enough to fall in love with the city. Need to go there again veeery soon!

Some addresses I can recommend:

Chök Barcelona

La Paradeta

La Boqueria

MACBA

Novotel City Barcelona


 
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