for the first time EVER i walked away from this weekend of travel and said "i think we did this city really right." You can watch my youtube video of the weekend, to get further context of how we spent our days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYdeHf1aj7w&t=2s
The morning spent exploring...
Mercado de la Boqueria
Barcelona cathedral - entry is free if you visit before 12pm.
We then walked along the beach boardwalk until we reached Port Olympic. Lots of great bakeries and small souvenir shops here.
We then spent the afternoon on a private boat - this was one of the best things we decided to do - HIGHLY RECOMMEND https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/111201
Breakfast at Federal Cafe - really good food & atmosphere and well priced! Be careful if you sit at the window seat here, i almost got my phone stolen. We then just walked around the area and stumbled across Casa Batlló. There are lots of really nice shops and cafes in this area.
Later that afternoon...
The Barcelona Edition & sensí (the monk fish dish here is a must try!!) Both had really amazing food and we thought pretty reasonably priced for what you were getting.
The Barcelona edition is actually a hotel, but even if you aren't staying there you can go up to the rooftop for a look & or some food and drinks! THE VIEW IS INSANE!
We spent the morning touring the Sagrada familia. This is a little more expensive but i thought totally worth it! I recommend booking tickets a few days in advance & online because you will save yourself a decent amount of $$$, and it books out really fast (we almost missed out).
Brunch at flax & kale. This place is totally worth the hype, big portions, really yummy food and really reasonably priced! Coconut fungi (mushroom toast) was to-die-for!
We then ventured to Park Guell, really beautiful to wander around! Like a lot of things we found in Barcelona, you will need to purchase tickets to get to most of the park (we did not) and again, these apparently sell out really fast.
Bar Lobo for lunch! And La Cantina Mexicana for dinner (really recommend both). La Cantina a bit more on the pricy side, but they have huge portions that can be shared and the best margaritas!
ANDDDDD that brings me to the end of my three days in Barcelona. This city had so much to offer, and i feel like we got around a a really decent amount of it considering the time we had there.