After meeting up with our Contiki tour group in London, spending two nights in Paris and another at Château de Fontager, Barcelona was our next stop! We stayed here for two nights and it was such a lively city. With London and Paris not being all that warm, it was nice to finally catch some sun rays and get out the Havaianas!
Upon our arrival from France, we were given a tour from the coach of the city and at night, taken to Port Olympico for clubbing. The second day had a lot more going on as our Tour Manager took us around the Gothic Quarter, giving us an insight into Spanish history and where I was amazed by the Spanish architecture. There is just nothing like the historic European architecture! We were then given the whole day to roam around the city ourselves and after a delicious tapas lunch, April and I hit up the shops! I bought a ridiculous amount of clothing in H&M and we couldn't not enter a shop called Happy Pills. We were definitely intrigued and it turned out to be the coolest lolly shop ever!
In the evening, we were taken to a local restaurant where we got drink plenty of delicious sangria and watch a flemenco dance show. This Spanish art of singing and dancing is so interesting to watch that I highly recommend you try to watch a show somewhere if you're ever in Spain! It was definitely one of the most unique local things I got to see on my trip. After dinner, some of us made our way to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc where we got to witness a spectacular water fountain show light up pretty colours and play music during sunset! The fountain was surrounded by so many locals and tourists, and it just such a lovely evening with newly made friends. The perfect ending to a short stay in the city.
I'm disappointed I didn't get any photos of the beautiful La Rambla district nor get to try paella, but overall, I really enjoyed my time in Barcelona and it is definitely a city I'd love to come back to, so I can explore some more.