A Break In Barcelona

You may have known that I jetted off to Barcelona on the 22nd and now that I have been back a few days I thought I would share some of my photos from the trip. I visited Barcelona last year so going back was amazing. I am totally in love with the city and it has quickly become the best place I have ever been fortunate enough to visit.

We stayed at the NH Collection Podium Barcelona Hotel and I would totally recommend it. It is a stones throw from the Arc de Triomf and Placa de Catalunya. As well as it being a great location, it has beautiful marble rooms and a roof top pool and bar.
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The Arc de Triomf is really gorgeous too and is at the top of an amazing park called Parc de la Ciutadella that is worth rambling around and spending the day there.

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This year we visited Park Guell for the first time. The buses were super easy to jump on and off and for someone who can get very nervous on transport, I was really pleased about it. There are some areas of Park Guell that are free and another that you can pay for. We just did the free area and really enjoyed it but I have heard great things about the whole Park.

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We also visited the Museum of the History of Barcelona which is free on Sundays after 3pm. It is such an amazing place and close to a Gaudi Museum I believe if you wanted to flit between the two.

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I was thinking of doing a post about some tips and tricks when it comes to visiting Barcelona so let me know if you would like to see that!

Have you ever visited Barcelona? Is it on your travel wish list?

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  1. July 1, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Lovely pics! I passed by the NH collection and it did look amazing! Wish I could have stay there 🙁

    • July 2, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you lovely! Ah really?! That is so weird that you passed by! It is such a beautiful hotel xxx

      • July 3, 2017 / 9:36 pm

        How long are you in Spain for, Business or pleasure?

        • July 3, 2017 / 11:51 pm

          I’m already back! It was just pleasure 🙂 xxx

  2. July 2, 2017 / 12:17 am

    Those are really beautiful and lovely 😍 pictures.

    I’ve never visited Barcelona, and I’ve never wished in particular to be there…but your pictures make me want to wish to go there sometime.

    • July 2, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! It is the best place I have ever visited, honestly! xxx

  3. July 2, 2017 / 1:47 am

    The pictures look amazing, seems a great place for a little break away! Z

  4. July 2, 2017 / 2:06 am

    You look beautiful & I love your hair color! 💗

  5. July 2, 2017 / 4:25 am

    Parc Guell and Parc Cuitadella were two of my favorite places in the city. Your photos are lovely and have me feeling all nostalgic! 😀

  6. July 2, 2017 / 5:39 am

    Ahhhh looks like an amazing trip Ella!! 😀

  7. July 2, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Barcelona is definitely on my must-travel-to list now! Your pictures a make it look so summery and beautiful. Love this post!

    • July 2, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you so so much! It is totally amazing! xxx

  8. July 2, 2017 / 9:27 am

    It looks so lovely! I’ve always wanted to visit!

  9. July 2, 2017 / 9:42 am

    I never really thought that Barcelona was a place I wanted to visit but now after reading this post, I think it is!

  10. July 2, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Barcelona looks beautiful! Really lovely pictures , makes me want to hop onto the next plane!

    • July 2, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much! Isn’t it just amazing?! xxx

  11. July 2, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I have been to Barcelona twice and I absolutely love the city! Your post made me want to go back there so bad, haha! xx Friederike

    • July 2, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Isn’t it amazing?! I could literally go back right now!! xxx

  12. July 2, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Barcelona looks amazing! Love the pictures! So pretty, xx

  13. July 2, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I recently went to Barcelona, too x loved it soo much, such a warm-hearted city! I also made a photo diary on my blog 🙂

    • July 2, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      Really?! So glad you loved it, it is incredible! Did you, I’m so sorry I didn’t see it?! I will hop over now xxx

      • July 2, 2017 / 7:49 pm

        Oh thank you so much for checking out xx

    • July 2, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      It is so amazing, honestly! Ohh have an amazing time lovely! xxx

  14. July 2, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Barcelona looks absolutely stunning! You look so happy too, Im so pleased you had a good time and also written an amazing post 🙂 xxx

    • July 2, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you darling! It is honestly my absolutely favourite place ever xxx

  15. July 2, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    This sounds incredible, I’ve definitely got this on my to-do list when I go to Salou in a week’s time (it’s about an hour and a half away). Good to hear the public transport is good there as I’ve got no idea how far away things are, like the Arc de Triomf, from the centre and other landmarks. You’ve got some fab pics! 🙂

    • July 2, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you so much! Ahh have a phenomenal time!! The public transport is impeccable, honestly. I couldn’t fault it! I have a Barcelona Tips post coming out in 2/3 days too if that helps xxx

      • July 3, 2017 / 8:12 am

        Perfect, I’ll look out for that post as it should be perfect timing just before I go away! 🙂

      • July 2, 2017 / 9:04 pm

        Yep it’s absolutely beautiful! I’d love to go back!xxx

  16. July 2, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful place to visit 🙂 xxx

    • July 2, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much! It totally is… just the best! xxx

  17. July 3, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Gorgeous pictures, I’m glad you had a great time! 😄. Definitely do a tips and tricks post 😄, I haven’t been to Barcelona before

    • July 3, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Thank you so much! I will! I should have it up soon! xx

  18. July 3, 2017 / 10:20 am

    It is definitely a place we’ve been meaning to go. But we were always so busy and it was never the right time lol. My brother-in-law went there for his Erasmus Program and was there for 6 months. We kept saying we were going to visit and then kept putting it of, something always came up. I think we finally might go this year, although we’ve been planning our vacation and, so far, there’s so many places we’d like to visit in Portugal. I have no idea how it’ll go lol You look happy and like you’ve had fun

    • July 4, 2017 / 12:09 am

      6 months?! Ah what a dream! I feel like there is always some places you have on the list for ages but never get ticked off – Edinburgh in Scotland is like that for me!! I am so close yet keep putting it off?! Who knows! Anyway, I really hope you get to go soon – I love the city to pieces! I really want to visit Portugal, I still haven’t?! xx

      • July 4, 2017 / 10:16 am

        I so have to come. It’s pretty and the weather is awesome and there’s so much to see

  19. July 4, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Going Barcelona in the fall so would love tips on where to go/where to eat, tips, etc x

  20. July 5, 2017 / 12:57 am

    Lovely pictures!!! Barcelona is such a great city!!! I loved Barcelona but I would really like to go to Madrid. Have you ever been to Madrid?

    xx, Sophie

    • July 6, 2017 / 12:12 am

      Thank you so much! It is just the most amazing place isn’t it!? Omg no, it’s on the list!! Xxx

  21. July 15, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Great post! I’m just about to head to Barcelona for the second time and wanting maybe less “touristy” places and more hidden gems to discover this time. I hope you check out my post when it comes! I would love to hear your tips x

    • July 15, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Ahh that sounds amazing, I will look out for it! Have a lovely time xxx

    • July 21, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you so much! It is the most amazing place, I would totally recommend it! xx

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