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Bustling Barcelona

Barcelona has been on my bucket list for absolutely ages. I've heard it's a place you can go back to again and again, and I can see why. Stunning architecture, a beautiful coastline, a plethora of bars and clubs for travellers of all ages - the city may be small but it really does have it all. The Catalan culture makes Barcelona all the more unique - and there's the fact that the weather is absolutely incredible during the summer months. I experienced the city during late September and I think the weather was perfect; not too hot and not too cold, ideal for sightseeing. Our Airbnb was situated about ten minutes from the Sagrada Familia, a perfect location. Our neighbourhood was a maze of uphill streets packed with bars, cafés, supermarkets and small businesses, bustling with locals and tourists alike. We packed quite a few things into our few days including exploring the Gothic Quarter, the Picasso Museum, Park Güell and Barceloneta beach. A good tip if you're going to Barcelona: plan! We were a bit disorganised and failed to make an itinerary; this left us a bit overwhelmed at the wealth of things to see and do in Barcelona. It's especially important if you are only going for a couple of days!

Some of my recommendations for a trip to Barca:

* La Sagrda Familia (plus the inside, if you can afford it) * La Boqueria market * Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi * Catedral de Barcelona * Picasso Museum * The beach (duh) * Park Güell * Bunkers del Carmel * The many different plazas * Cocktails at the W Hotel (the view is totally worth it) * Parc de la Ciutadella Like I said, I'll definitely be back!

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