BARCELONA DAY 5: PARK HOPPING, FOOD + SHOPPING

BARCELONA DAY 5: PARK HOPPING, FOOD + SHOPPING

I am sad to say that this was my last day in Barcelona. This was also one of my favorite days in the city. It was a beautiful Saturday and the sun finally decided to brace us with her presence. I honestly couldn’t have ask for a better day.

We started off by going to Hoffmann Bakery and grabbing the most delicious croissant I have ever had in my life. We sat in the little street behind the bakery and just ate our pastries while watching the people go about their day. It was such a good start to the day.

From Hoffman we walked to the Parc de la Ciutadella.

We walked around this gorgeous park while families and puppies played in the grass around us. We came upon the most gorgeous fountain at the end of the park and decided to stop and take pictures and overall just soak in the magic. It was like stepping back in time.

From the park, we headed to the Arc de Triomf. It was so large and so so pretty. Unfortunately it was blocked off for some event so I had to make lemonade out of lemons to get a cute picture. I literally climbed up a giant lamppost, but it is my favorite picture and I have zero regrets.

We then headed out for lunch. If I haven’t mentioned this before, my boyfriend was in chard go 90% of the food places. We did a lot of tapas bars and I feel like it was such a fun experience hopping around them. There was only one time when we had some trouble getting into one and it was on this day.

We wanted to get La Cova Furmada for lunch after seeing them on a YouTube video during our research. We did not expect to wait about an hour to get in and be one of the last parties that were let in before they closed down. We felt very lucky to have made it through the threshold and get to taste the deliciousness that are bombas. I had the pan con tomato, bombas (little potato balls with seasoned beef), and sangria. All delicious!

After Lunch we did some shopping in the streets of Barcelona. We found some souvenirs for family and friends, we visited a very old nougat shop, and we bought some treats from Casa Gispert.

We stopped by our Airbnb to drop off our goodies and headed to our last destination for the day– Parc del Laberint d’Horta.

This park was something out of a fairytale. It was a labyrinth park built for some princess forever ago and was just STUNNING. We spent all afternoon wandering the maze and exploring all the little secret gardens. I honestly felt like I was in Bridgerton and needed to be in a dress holding an old book with a parasol.

We decided to get dinner to-go and head back to our Airbnb very early because we had to wake up at 4am to get to the airport.

And just like that our Barcelona trip was over. I hope you enjoyed my day recaps of my trip and I will be creating a Barcelona guide in the next week or so.

-Lyndsay

BARCELONA DAY 3: SAGRADA FAMILIA, CASA BATLLO + FLAMENCO

BARCELONA DAY 3: SAGRADA FAMILIA, CASA BATLLO + FLAMENCO

We spent most of the morning walking around the Sagrada Familia, and we took a guided tour there as well. The parks outside were gorgeous and we definitely got there early before our tour to walk around and take some pictures. Luckily we were staying a block away, and we were actually able to sleep in which was nice.

After Sagrada Familia we headed over to Casa Batlló.

This beautiful house was designed by Gaudi and it was honestly one of my favorite places we toured. We did a self guided audio tour which was really nice because we were able to take our time in the rooms and take pictures. This whole house was inspired by the Mediterranean ocean and I absolutely loved all the blues.

After Casa Batlló we headed over to Pueblo Espanyol to see a Flamenco show.

We got there about an hour early and we took the opportunity to walk around this little city. It was so cool because it essentially is all of Spain in one city block and each area represented a different area of Spain.

Once it was time to check in for our show, we headed inside and sat down for our tapas.

The show was amazing and there was actually a massive thunderstorm while it happened and it added to the intensity of the show.

After the show we headed out to a bar for a nightcap and then went straight to our Airbnb for a good night of sleep.

BARCELONA DAY 2: MUSEU NACIONAL D’ART + MONSERRAT MONASTERY

BARCELONA DAY 2: MUSEU NACIONAL D’ART + MONSERRAT MONASTERY

The second day of my trip it was very cold a rainy. Luckily, the morning was spent looking through the beautiful Museu Nacional d’Art while it rained. I honestly love a good rainy day spent inside of a museum. This one was beyond beautiful…literally like walking through a castle.

By the time we were done wandering around the different wings, and had some lunch, the rain had stopped.

We then headed out of the city on the metro to go up to the Monserrat Monestary. We took the cable cars up the mountain and I honestly wouldn’t have wanted to go up any other way. The views were breathtaking!

We walked around the museum and then headed over to the basilica. This was a such a cool experience and I am so glad we decided to do it.

After we walked around all the buildings, we ended up exploring the outside areas a bit. There are a lot of hiking trails, but we didn’t do them as we went later in the afternoon and it was very cold.

The views from everywhere you went were so pretty. I definitely feel like if you are scared of heights this might not be for you.

We caught the last cable car down the mountain and headed back into the city. We ended the night with an early dinner and passed out from exhaustion.

FREE PEOPLE DENIM DRESS

FREE PEOPLE DENIM DRESS

The weather is warming up, and I am over wearing sweats (at least for the moment). Every time I am out, and about, I find myself wearing this Free People denim dress on repeat. I usually don’t go for flowy oversized dresses, but this dress is the exception! I love the stitching on the waist because it really gives the dress some definition and shape. I love pairing it with some fun sunglasses and sneakers. I would recommend sizing down in this dress if you don’t want it too oversized.

( denim dress | shoes | sunglasses }