This time I will share my latest trip to Barcelona in February 2013. I’ve booked the ticket in October 2012 through KLM website:-) I went there with my son and my friend. The flight route was Trondheim – Amsterdam – Barcelona – Amsterdam – Trondheim.
We arrived in Barcelona in the afternoon and took train to the nearest Metro station to the HCC Montblanc hotel (I booked the hotel via hoteltravel). Our hotel is located just next to Plaça Catalunya, a large square in central Barcelona. At night, we walked to Tapa Tapa to have dinner (Tapa Tapa).
The next day, my son had a problem with his stomach but he still wanted to go out 🙂 We decided to visit La Sagrada Familia. My son was quite sick and he just sat inside the church while I took some pictures.
After La Sagrada Familia, I changed my initial plan and decided to visit Camp Nou, Barcelona Football stadium. My son was excited and looked like he forgot his stomach problem. Camp Nou is the third largest football stadium in the world after Sao Paulo and Mexico City. We took Barcelona FC stadium tour. It was quite expensive (EUR 23 for adult and EUR 17 for child) but it’s worth it since my son was so happy 😀 He also wanted an original t-shirt from the store inside the stadium and it cost EUR 86 (Later I found out that the t-shirt cost around EUR 60 in the airport 😦 )
From Camp Nou, we took metro to the nearest station to Parc de Montjuïc. The top of the hill can be reached using Funicular de Montjuïc, however we decided to walk to the top of the hill. From Montjuïc, we can have overview of the harbour and southwest of the city center.
From Montjuïc, we walked to Joan Miró Museum but it was closed. Juan Miró museum is a modern art museum to honor Juan Miró. We then decided to walk to the Olympic stadium which located not far from the museum.
We continued walking to Museu National d’Art de Catalunya but it was also closed on monday. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is located in front of the museum but it was only operated on friday and saturday in early October until end of April 😦
Since it was already late in the afternoon, we decided to go back to our hotel. At night we walked around Plaça Catalunya and La Rambla.
The next day we walked to Arc de Triomf, Ciutadella Park and visited Barcelona zoo. Ciutadella Park is located at the end of the wide promenade at Arc de Triomf and Barcelona zoo is located near Ciutadella Park.
From Barcelona Zoo, we took a walk to the nearest restaurant and ate paela 🙂 We then continued walking to Picasso Museum.
Since my son wanted to take a rest in the hotel (we had been walking all day), so he and my friend went back to the hotel. On our way back to the hotel, we walked across Barcelona Cathedral. I decided to walk by myself to visit La Boqueria market (I saw the market when we walked in La Rambla the night before).
In the late afternoon we walked to the Columbus monument which is located at the lower end of La Rambla then having dinner and headed back to our hotel.
The next day we visited Park Güell. We took Metro since the park is located a bit far from our hotel. From the Metro stop, we walked up to the park and there is escalator to bring us up to the park:-)
From Park Güell we took Metro to Barcelonetta beach and spent our afternoon playing at the beach.
We then took metro and stopped at the metro station closes to Casa Milà, one of the buildings designed by the famous architect, Antoni Gaudí. We did not go inside the building. We continued walking to Plaça Catalunya and took pictures of Casa Batlló which located not far from Casa Milá. It is also one of master piece by Antoni Gaudí.
At night I decided to walk alone near La Rambla 🙂
On our last day, we decided to visit Barcelonetta beach again but it was a bit cloudy. After sitting and playing at the beach we decided to go back to Plaça Catalunya and did some window shopping there 🙂