Browsing Category

Spain

Most Instagrammable Spots in Barcelona

Sharing the BEST photo spots in Barcelona! Its hard to choose the top spots... Because this city is so amazing! Here are my top 11 photo spots from the amazing city of Barcelona😀

  1. PARK GÜELL: An amazing public park up on Carmel Hill in Barcelona. Great views of the city, architecture by Gaudí, and walking paths to get a good workout in.

2. CARMEL BUNKERS: Another great place to see views of the city! During the Spanish Civil War the Bunkers were used as housing for anti aircraft guns. The Bunkers are now a great place to relax and catch some rays!

3. THE STREETS OF BARCELONA: The streets of Barcelona are full of colored buildings and picturesque spots for a photo op. Keep your eyes peeled for some unique architecture! One of the best places to take pictures are in the streets of the Gothic Quarter.

4. LA SAGRADA FAMILIA: I think this one speaks for itself for being one of the largest and most famous Cathedrals in the world. Building designed by Antoni Gaudí and construction has been going since 1882. Hopefully we can see this great piece of art finished in our lifetime!

5. CASA BATLLO: This famous mansion is one of Antoni Gaudí's most famous works. The house is known for its colorful mosaic architecture and having almost no straight lines throughout the entire house. The roof is my favorite part of the house with a roof looking very similar to a dragons back!

6. ARC DE TRIOMF: This is the 3rd country that we have been to with a famous Arc. My favorite detail of the Arc de triomf inn Barcelona is the line of palm trees leading up to the Arc.

7. PARK DE LA CIUTADELLA: One of the most incredible parks that I have ever been to! This park has an amazing fountain, walking paths, greenery, and is located right next to the zoo!

8. LA BOQUERIA FOOD MARKET: Who wouldn't want some pictures of aisles and aisles of colorful fruits and candies? 

9. BARCELONA CATHEDRAL: Only 3 euros to head up the elevator of the cathedral to see the views from the roof! One of my favorite spots in Barcelona... And I felt like the Quasimodo while on top of the church. Sadly you can't swing from the roof or ring the bell.

10. LA BARCELONETA BEACH: Need I say more? Beaches make for the best photo spots.

11. CASTELL DE MONTJUIC: On top of Montjuic Hill in Barcelona, this castle dates back to being a military fortress in the 1600's. Amazing views of the city, the ocean, the sunset, and castle grounds.

Aparthotel Silver Barcelona

Hotel Review

On our trip to Spain we stayed at Aparthotel Silver in Barcelona. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona! The hotel is at a great location to either take public transit or walk through the city. We walked to Park Güell, Carmel Bunkers, Sagrada Familia, and so many other sites while staying at this location and loved ever second!

Hotel room view! Each room has not only curtains on the windows, but also panels that can be put down as a black out shade over the windows by using a switch on the walls. We loved being able to sleep in and relax without being waken up by the early morning sun. Ahhh bliss!

The hotel has an amazing patio set up outside to hang out in. Covered in greenery and relaxing places to lounge. We used this as the perfect place to eat breakfast and catch some morning sunshine to wake up!

Quiet rooms with a kitchen set up inside the room. While we travel we love to have a kitchen to be able and make our own food for some meals. Usually you are provided a kitchen with a couple of cups and things... But Aparthotel supplies full kitchen supples with rags, dish wear, silverware, and anything else you could need!

On our last day we wanted to go out and explore the city after check out and were able to leave our luggage in these great storage lockers. This is something I haven't seen at a hotel before! I felt so much safer by leaving my belongings locked away in a cupboard instead of leaving them behind a desk. This one added major points to how much I loved this hotel!

Lastly the comfortable lounge on the main level was amazing! Fireplace, drinks, computers and printers, and the friendliest staff! Thank you Aparthotel Silver for the wonderful stay! We will be back!

Aparthotel Silver

https://www.hotelsilver.com/en/

reservations@hotelsilver.com

Calle Bretón de los Herreros, 26 08012 BARCELONA

+34 932 189 100

Increíble Architecture in Barcelona!

We just got home from the most amazing trip to Barcelona... And I can honestly say it has been my favorite city we have been to so far! There is something so inspiring and welcoming about the city and the people. My absolute favorite thing about the city is the increíble architecture. As most people know, the architecture in Barcelona is designed or inspired by the famous artist Antoni Gaudí. He is responsible for Park Güell, La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Milá, and so many other FAMOUS buildings. So here it is, I'm sharing my favorite architecture that we found in Spain!

Isn't the architecture of this city amazing?! In my next post I am sharing the best photo spots in Barcelona which will include some of these spots... And more! Buenos Dias everyone!😀