Travel diaries: Barcelona (part 2)

by - 04 mai

I've already shown you the first part of our short trip to Barcelona here. As I promised I will continue to tell you the rest of the story.

On the third day we decided to visit Barcelona Stadium a.k.a Camp Nou. As you can imagine I am not that much into football and this was entirely my boyfriend's decision. But as you should never say never, it turned out that I really liked our visit. There we saw the stadium which impressed me by its grandeur . The stadium was constructed between 1955 and 1957, using mainly concrete and iron. The whole project cost a staggering 288 million pesetas (19,548,981.88 US dollars in 2013), which meant the club would spend the following years in havy debt. With a capacity of 99,354 it is now the biggest stadium in Europe. We were also able to take a look to the changing rooms, the presidential box, the VIPs lounge, the press rooms (where my boyfriend had the chance to take a picture with the Champions League Cup) and the FC Barcelona Museum. The Museum is devoted to retelling the teams illustrious history.

We continued by a short stop to the Palau Reial and after that we took a walk along La Rambla boulevard, which has been the place of gathering in Barcelona since the XVII century. The city's most famous street it is also  its most exuberant. The boulevard runs along the edge of the old party of the city, reaching from the lively Placa de Catalunya down to the harbour. Beneath the plane trees, tourists and locals alike gather to take in the street's non-stop action. Be sure to stop into the famous Boqueria (traditional indoor market) for fresh juices, tapas or cana in the afternoon.From there we arrived to the Zoo where we saw different species of animals, includings giraffes or hyenas.

On the last day we wanted to see Tibidabo, but unfortunately it was closed. Therefore, we spend the rest of the day shopping and strolling. We also visited the Chocolate Museum, which was quite an interesting experience taking into account the fact that even the ticket was made of chocolate.

Barcelona is one of those places that stole a part of my heart. Not that all of the places I've visited haven't been amazing, but Barcelona like few others, was one that felt so comfortable almost like home. Thing being said, the truth is that Barcelona will always be a special place for us as the city where we got engaged, the city where a new part of our life began.


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3 comentarii

  1. Barça!! I hope you had fun!


  2. Ce frumoase sunt gentile!!! O ador pe cea leopard!! <3 <3 <3
    Esti frumoasa foc in fustita, ca o papusica! <3
    Te pup, draga mea!!

  3. ooo thank you for sharing dear :) great post, i see my favorite department store on your pic :) El Corte Ingles :)