Mummy says… I am off to Barcelona in ten days time for a much needed, unheard of holiday without the children! Yes, I will be child free! (Sorry Pickle & Co!). I have asked a couple of my travel blogger friends for their suggestions on five things to do in Barcelona and have found a couple myself too….
- Visit Park Güell – you can walk around the vast public park for free and see incredible views of the city – Claire at Tin Box Traveller. (Photo credit above).
- ‘Pick up some bread and local cheese from the market stalls of La Boqueria or the less touristy Mercat Santa Caterina and do what the locals do for lunch – head to the beautiful Parc de la Cuitadella to enjoy the sunshine, the greenery and the laid back vibe.’ says Kirstie from Family Adventure Project
- A trip up to the Temple of Tibidabo (Or The Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) which is on the highest point of the mountain of Tibidabo. Entry to the church, crypt and basilica is free, but for €3 each you can take a lift to the very top to get one of the best views of the city.
- Walk along the mile long La Rambla at different times of the day. Try early morning and late in the evening. Be aware that it is ripe and well known for pickpockets and head off the main street for a drink as you will pay premium prices for a table on La Rambla itself.
- The Born, known as Barcelona’s prettiest area, has stunning medieval buildings, pedestrianised streets, and plenty of charming cafés and boutiques. Wander down Passeig del Born with the Santa Maria del Mar church at one end and the Born Centre de Cultura at the other.
I am getting very excited now! Have you visited Barcelona? Have you any recommendations for free places to visit in Barcelona?