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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Honeymoon: Barcelona

Barcelona was my favourite city on our trip. Not only did we have an amazing penthouse apartment while we were there, but we were also in the heart of everything. We were a few blocks away from La Rambla (the huge main pedestrian thoroughfare), steps from the Paral-lel subway station, and walking distance to Barceloneta.

Barcelona felt like a city you could explore on foot whereas Paris was worth visiting via the Hop on Hop off bus. I have a ton of favourite moments from our four days (Sunday, May 27 to Thursday, May 31).

360 View from Our Flat

View from our flat

View from our flat

Laundry day

View from our flat

Walking La Rambla

La Rambla

Catalan Architecture: A great mix of old and new buildings


Barcelona, near Catalunya

Near the Cathedral, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

Cultural building near the Cathedral

Gaudi’s influence is everywhere. Mosaic rooftops, nature-inspired benches and street tiles, magical perspectives

Gaudi architecture

Gaudi benches

Fantastic markets

Mercat de boqueria


Usually built in a spiral pattern with seafood in the centre and radiating out to fruit drinks, dried fruit and nuts and chocolates.

Mercat Boqueria

Mercat Boqueria

Mercat Boqueria

Mercat Boqueria

Mercat Boqueria

Our last honeymoon celebration was drinking a bottle of sparkling wine left for us by our host with a lunch picnic we gathered from Boqueria market.


People Everywhere

Catalunya square, just off La Rambla > Catalunya


Pentacost Celebrations in Barceloneta

Pentecost - Second Easter

Can Maño: tiny fish shop

Can Maño


Outdoor Picasso

Frisos del Col-legi d'Arquitectes

Cascada Fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella

The Cascada fountain

Statue of Columbus. The new world is over there.


Catedral de Barcelona

Catedral de Barcelona

And, of course, the Gaudi architecture was my absolute favourite. I’ll have to do a post on that specifically.

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