Day 5: Barcelona - Spain

When I booked my holiday to Salou, the thing I was most looking forward to was visiting Barcelona as its a place I have always wanted to go, so for the trip I wore one of my favourite vintage dresses which I bought from Depop for £10, bargain! (read my Depop selling tips if you plan to use it!). It has a daisy floral print and an off the shoulder layer neckline, I wore it with my sunglasses, white sandals and tan bag from New Look.

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Barcelona is because I love old architecture, so I couldn't visit Barcelona without checking out some of Gaudi's amazing work. We walked down Paseo de gracia street to find one of the most iconic Gaudi buildings, the Casa Batllo. The Casa Batllo was inspired by nature, the colourful front of the building was created to simulate the skin of a dragon at the top, the windows are supposed to represent the ocean waves and the balconies are the open mouth of the dragon.

I booked my trip to Barcelona before I left the UK so everything was organised and paid for before I got to Spain. We used Thomson to book our excursion to Barcelona, the trip was run by an English speaking tour guide and they picked us up and dropped us off back at the hotel so it was an easy stress free day. We opted for the free time to explore the streets alone rather then following a tour guide, I hope to book a week in Barcelona next summer so I can see more of Barcelona as its such a big place a day trip just isn't long enough to see the beautiful city.

When we got off the coach the first place we went to was the Cathedral, the amazingly detailed building is a brilliant example of Gothic architecture. We went inside and visited the gardens where some geese live and also outside the building was a man posing as a headless guy which was funny, as he was hiding behind some bushes acting strange and then when he saw us taking photos of him he started posing.

Barcelona was an amazing place, every corner you turn there's a beautiful building, street art and pretty tiles perfect for a #fromwhereistand instagram snap. The place was huge as we went for a day trip it just wasn't enough time to see everything that Barcelona has to offer so in the future I would love to go back for a weekend or more and explore the cosmopolitan city in more detail.

We went to a fruit market, the place was buzzing with people, I bought a blueberry and coconut smoothie and it was delicious. 

If you are looking for thing’s to do in Catalonia, you may be interested in reading my Spain travel diary. Featuring day trips to Tarragona, Montserrat Mountains, Salou and Cambrils.