I love Barcelona – I’ve had so many good trips there that I could not help but feel a little green eyed when I read this fabulous story from our Birmingham globe trotter Paul. His story starts here…
Like Birmingham, Barcelona is a ‘second city’ but it feels more like a capital. It has everything you could wish for and more – art, sport, culture, entertainment, shopping, architecture, the gothic ‘old town’, great food, sun, sea, sand and sangria.
It would be difficult to cram everything on offer into just a weekend so it is fortunate that Toni and I have been to this city before (celebrating our silver wedding anniversary).
Our hotel, was the 4* Atenea Aparthotel in the Les Corts area.
The location was out of the absolute centre, where it can get a bit noisy, and not far from Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. However, we liked the fact that it was just a block from a metro station on the busy green line which meant that we could be whisked in air-conditioned carriages to the heart of the city in no time.
La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona and is a strange mixture of restaurants, souvenir shops, flower stalls, pet shops, artists and street entertainers. When abroad we tend to accumulate loose change so it is good to donate a few coins to the human statues and buskers that are plentiful here.
Read the rest of the story and keep up to date with our globe trotter here.