I hope you are all fine and enjoying our sunny days in Barcelona. Becky has some tips for you:
This is my second blog, since starting in Barcelona. In this blog I want to talk a bit more about Barcelona, now that I have settled in and know a bit more about this city. I have been here for four weeks and the weather has slowly but surely been getting better. So, I have had chance to take some time out and wander around Barcelona’s city centre on Sunday afternoons. This is the best time to go exploring as, even though there are still tourists, the city has a more relaxing feel to it. So, I suggest you just head into town and explore all of the city, not just ´la Rambla´.
Now I will tell you about my experience. When I walked down ´la Rambla´ I could see that there were lots of side streets leading off from it. I went down one of these side streets just to have a look what was there. It was a good choice because it lead me to the Gothic quarter (Barrio Gótico). This part of the city is where an old Roman village used to be and as you can see in this picture, it has very narrow winding streets, which gives it that extra authentic feel.
There are lots of things to do here because there are shops, bars and restaurants. However the main attraction is the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. But even if you don’t want to do anything there is so much for you to see, just take a look around you and at all the buildings.
I then walked down to the port which was nice because it was a warm day and there was a beautiful view. It was nice to just walk around, taking in the scenery but the shopping centre ´Maremagnum´ is open on a Sunday, so did what every girl does… shopping J.
After that I went to the beach, which is about 15 minutes walk away. The beach is a definite must, especially, when the weather is good. There are always people on the beach and again, it has a nice relaxing atmosphere.
Well I hope this gave you a taste of what this lovely city has to offer. And if you have the chance to visit, I’d recommend you take it.