Throwback to 1992.... finally got the ring
This one goes to Barcelona a vibrant city filled with everything you need and nothing you don't. Barcelona Spain was home to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games which essentially placed the city on the "world's map". My husband and I visited Barcelona last year and I would say it was a city that we equally enjoyed.
If I was to attend the "running of the bulls" an event held every July in Spain I would show up rocking this dress which can be found here
When you travel let it all go and get into the fun :) I took this picture at Camp Nou in Barcelona
When to Travel
April to June and September to October are said to be the best times to travel to Barcelona because the weather is much more accommodating and it falls between low and high season. We decided to travel in September and the temperatures were hot hot hot !!! but not to worry it was still bearable.
How to get around
Wondering if you need to rent a car while in Barcelona ? the short answer is you don't . We found it very easy to navigating the streets of this vibrant city by walking or simply grabbing an Uber. I wound recommend downloading the Uber application before hand.
Where to stay
When planning a vacation the key word is location!!!! choosing a central place to stay can make or essentially ruin your vacation. We stayed at the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel and we couldn't have made a better choice. The hotel is very close to Las Ramblas, Plaza de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia which are top locations to visit during your stay. The hotel comes with an array of amenities such as their Mayan Luxury Spa and a well equipped gym. Our rate included breakfast which made it very convenient to grab a bite to eat before exploring the city each day. The hotel was amazing and I would stay here gain for sure. Lastly before you leave be sure to checkout their breathtaking rooftop terrace.
Places to eat
Tapas , Paella, Fresh seafood , Fresh fruit , and perfectly made sangria's are just a few of the yummy treats that you can enjoy while in Barcelona. We found an amazingly awesome restaurant close to our hotel called itapa where we indulged in this delicious seafood Paella pictured above.
Things to do
The list of things to do in Barcelona could quite possibly be a post on its own. One sure way to ensure that you are able to capture everything is using the hop on hop off city tour . We opted to do the 2 day pass vs the one day pass so that we didn't have to rush through any of the major stops. One of our absolutely favorites stops was visiting Camp Nou because my husband is a huge football fan since he was excited about it I got excited too :) . The Barcelona football stadium is the 3rd largest football stadium in the World after the stadiums in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Mexico City. Barcelona Camp Nou has a capacity of 110,000 people
Camp Nou visit with my husband
Blending in at The Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was another stop we made while on the hop on hop off city tour. The on going question is when will this Church be completed as it has been in construction since 1882.......
Fresh Sangria from la Boqueria nails by impress manicure
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, simply referred to by the locals as La Boqueria, was another one of our favorites places to go to put this on your list please you wont regret it. Here you can get fresh seafood cooked to order, an array of fresh fruits and juices. the list goes on
When in Barcelona note that the nightlife is at the beach and the speed is up to you . You can get super dressed up and party it up till the early morning in VIP or just hangout with the locals and indulge in libations while playing card games on the sand .
Hubby letting me snap a quick pic of him on the steps behind him were the night clubs and in front of him was the beach.
Mean mugging fun face after leaving one of the beach clubs