Things to do on a weekend break in Barcelona

Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend in Barcelona to celebrate my friend’s birthday.

The birthday lady organised everything at the end of January so we got very reasonable prices for flights and accommodation.

We flew from Gatwick to El Prat (Barcelona airport) and from there we took the bus to Plaza de Cataluña, 10 min away from where we had the apartment.

The apartment was all Ikea style and very central, near La Rambla. You can see it here, in case you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona – 100% recommended.

After leaving all our baggage in the apartment we went to have some tapas around the neighborhood. We went to Iriati Taverna Basca and I must say it was delicious!

The tapas were yummy and cheap and together with 2 bottles of red wine we had a nice start to the weekend.

We ate, drank and walked all around Barcelona the whole weekend. We even saw a gig: at the old cinema called Sala Apollo.

When I was younger, my parents and I used to go to Barcelona every year, to visit some friends who were living there. I always liked the city and even now, a few years later and after having seeing other important cities, Barcelona is still on the top of  my list.

I’ve put together a “Guide to Barcelona for a long weekend” with my favourite places we visited:

  • Must see in Barcelona

I still can’t believe we didn’t take the metro even once… yes, we walked and walked and walked everywhere.

Some of the places we visited:


A mountain where you can see the whole city.montjuic in Barcelona

Museo Nacional de las Artes (National Art Museum)

Museo de las Artes-Barcelona Museo de las Artes-Barcelona

Plaza de España

Museo de las Artes-Barcelona Plaza de Espana

Plaza Real

Plaza Real Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Arco del Triunfo

Arco del Triunfo in Barcelona

  •  Shopping

Shopping in Barcelona is crazy, honestly. I’ve been before on several occasions and there are Zara, Mango, Desigual, Custo, etc shops in every corner.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to look at the shops as we wanted to make the most of the long weekend in Barcelona.

What we did was walk around C/Carders to find some momentos and souvenirs. The souvenir shops around Carders street are not the typical souvenir shops. Most of them sell unique and handmade jewellery, posters with the paella recipes, design postcards and more cool stuff.

Some of the girls got these boho silver rings… that I’m in love with.

I bought these rings over the weekend in Barcelona  #Littlechicatravels #Barcelona

Have you ever been in Barcelona?



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  • Reply Jessica 30th March 2015 at 19:31

    Barcelona looks amazing! The architecture is like no other. Looks like you had a good time xx

    • Reply Little Chica 1st April 2015 at 08:38

      It was lovely! We did have a great time there Jess :-)

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