Barcelona. The Spanish city of unusual architecture, beautiful beaches and lots of seafood. Also the city where I celebrated my 25th birthday and where Ben almost proposed. It was a first time visit for the both of us so we visited all of the obvious landmarks.
La Rambla - Popular street filled with tourists, shopping and food
Sagrada Familia - One of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona, if not the most. A large church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Your ticket will serve as a donation to help finish the basilica - just be sure to buy it in advance to avoid the long line
Casa Battló - Another unusual building turned museum designed by Gaudí
Montiel - Intimate restaurant in the charming Borne district that offers a 7-course tasting menu. This is where Ben took me for dinner on my birthday
Cerveceria Catalana - A restaurant we dined at with Ben's parents and one of my favorite spots in Barcelona! Long line, but worth the wait. A fun atmosphere with a huge selection of delicious tapas
One of the most beautiful spots in Barcelona with a gorgeous view of the city and its colorful and quirky architecture.
Busy beach in the fishing district with lots of restaurants, bars and clubs (that we definitely didn't check out) along the boardwalk.
BRUNCH + CAKE
Super cute brunch spot with fun (and Instagrammable) outdoor seating that encourages cake for breakfast. A must in Barcelona. :)
Also pictured: Poble Espanyol, "The Spanish Village" where you'll find replicas of homes from all regions of Spain, contemporary art and local shops.
A bustling food market found in the heart of La Rambla where you'll find countless stalls of fruit, cheese, fish and meat. You'll be able to get your pick of any kind of seafood you desire and cups of fresh juice for just 1 euro.