Arc de Triomf
Similar to the Arc de triomf in Paris, however this was built as a gateway to the 1888 Barcelona World Fair and crosses over the central promenade leading to Parc de Ciutadella.
Walk down the central promenade
Taking a walk down this promenade after you visit the Arc de Triomf is great as you can visit the monument and park all at once. There are many street performers and people selling souvenirs. You’ll be lost for words when you see the stunning architecture paired with palm trees.
Parc de Ciutadella
This is a huge park full of sculptures such as a huge elephant and a fantastic fountain in the centre. In summer, this would be a fantastic place to have picnic or even buy food at the cafe, opposite the fountain, and take in its insane view. The fountain is the perfect place to take some tourist photos too!
Eat at the cafe in Ciutadella park
The cafe accepts card and cash and sells all kinds of drinks from soft to alcoholic to coffee and tea. I’ve never had the food but you can’t beat it’s view!
Walk up the fountain in Ciutadella park
From the top of the fountain you can get a great view of the park and admire the stunning architecture of the fountain too.
Sit in an elephants trunk
The huge elephant sculpture in Ciutadella Park is a great place to unleash your inner child like I did. Climb in its trunk and take an unexpected Barcelona tourist photo!
This is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica. You can admire its beauty from both inside and out. Your best place is if you walk away from the church and find the opening in the trees where the church stands in the background. Or purchase tickets to see inside of the church.
The perfect place to visit for all you girls dragging your partners along with you, treat them to a visit of the Barcelona football stadium as a Thankyou for putting up with all your photography requests the entire trip. That’s what I did and it kept him happy. Tickets are only 26 euros!
Drink beer at Mcdonalds
Yes you read that right! With your Mcdonald‘s meal you can order a beer to go alongside it! Not everyone’s cup of tea but it certainly was for my partner!
Walk through the gothic quarter
We actually came across the gothic quarter accidentally on our way to somewhere else, it’s definitely a different experience and looks like something out of a gothic movie!
Visit Park Güell
This is a park full with gardens and architectural elements. You probably recognise it from its famous colourful tiled walls. It’s free to enter but you have to purchase a 10 euro ticket to access the walls and lower levels. This ticket also includes a return bus journey to the park from Alfona X metro station. Get there early if you want a photo with the wall otherwise you’ll have to queue for a while!