TWO DAYS IN BARCELONA
WHERE TO STAY
Since were backpacking through Europe we decided to stay at hostels and save some money. From doing a quick search we came across Pars Tailor’s Hostel with great reviews! It was easy to reserve online same day. The rooms were so nice and clean! This was my first time staying in a room with several other bunkers. I love the idea of Hostels because you meet so many like minded people from all over the world and feel really safe, especially if your traveling alone. Easy way to make new friends!
WHAT TO DO
FREE WALKING TOURS
With only two days to spend here we needed to cram and see as much as possible. Thanks to the Pars Tailor’s Hostel, they offered many daily activities and recommendations.
We took advantage of two FREE walking tours in one day. Both were great, though Hanna at Next City Tours was awesome! If you don’t know much about the city, history or architecture like me I highly recommend this! Rather then meandering trying to see stuff and not having a clue at what I am looking at, Hanna took us to all the prime spots. Not only did we get to see the best of the best we also got the history behind it. Can I just say I totally fell for Gaudi and his work!
Hanna mentioned it was only a two hour tour but ours lasted a little over three hours! She kept it really interesting with her bold personality that it didn’t feel that long at all. It is a lot of walking but we stopped at some places to use the restroom. Not many places to sit along the way. Expect to walk the whole time. After the tour is complete, they take tips. I tipped 10 euros, but she is grateful for anything.
EXPLORE PARK GUELL
Day two, we only had half a day to explore since we were catching a flight to Madrid. We decided to take the public transportation and walk to explore the FREE part of Park Guell. We heard it was the best place to view the whole city of Barcelona and boy were they right! They had nice wide paved path to the top. There was great live music, refreshments and souvenirs to purchase.
WHERE TO EAT
For dinner we walked along Carrer Blai, known for there nightly 1 euro ponchos/tapas. Yes thats right, a whole street with many restaurants offering tons of delicious food for 1 euro! I highly recommend it! We went around 8pm and the street was crowded with no seating. We didn’t mind though because our mission was to try as many places as possible! We would walk in, grab a plate and fill it with whatever we thought looked good and devour. Once we were done we handed over our sticks, they would count them and charge us by that. Watch out though, there are some speciality ones that cost a little more I didn’t know, but still worth it. Such a fun and great idea! We tried so many unique flavors, mingled with strangers and enjoyed some fresh sangria costing about 10 euros for a pitcher that filled four large glasses.
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