Each time I visit Barcelona, I discover new neighborhoods, cafes and restaurants, and alleyways of colorful street art. And then there are the iconic sites I must see again because they’re just so magnificent and exploring them never gets old, like all of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces. I don’t quite remember what the ever-changing Sagrada Familia looked like in 2000, on my first visit, or in 2010, when I returned for several days after week on Ibiza. On my most recent trip, the Sagrada Familia seemed taller on the outside, with more details finished on its facade, while parts of the interior had evolved, and sections once inaccessible were now open.
Exploring Barcelona with my parents, who had never been, meant I could revisit many sites with fresh eyes. I also treated them to their first Airbnb stay while in the city — I booked a huge, beautifully restored apartment in the Dreta de l’Eixample with gorgeous tiled floors, antiques, creaky doors, and high ceilings. The location was a bit further from where I wanted to base ourselves, but the apartment was unique and worth the extra few minutes of walking.
Until next visit . . .
All photos taken with an iPhone 7 — some originally posted on Instagram @cherilucasrowlands.
25 thoughts on “Exploring Barcelona”
Great photos..What a beautiful place 😍
Your pics sell the blog!! Awesome
Thank you for sharing this so that I have a list of places to start on my next trip to Barcelona, I don’t know when it will be, my first was this year but I definitely want to return.
Love the pictures. Love travelling so now cant wait to go to Barcelona!
This makes me miss Barcelona so much!! <3
I was there a couple of years ago and fell in love with the city. Working on my Spanish now. Hmm, should I work on my Catalan too?
Very Nice !
Ahm! barcelona was definitely BEAUTIFUL
Maaaan ! Barcelona is definitely one of the places I’m visiting in the near future . ❤😭
I have visited Barcelona before and I love it! You captured this beautifully 🙂
My mouth is yearning for more of the chocolat and churros and thanking you again for being an awesome “travel agent/tour guide.” You and Nick made our trip on cruise control. ✈️🛳 😋❤️
Warms my heart to see that you can still get xocolata amb xurros at Petritxol. And it looks like you got a lot of wonderful overcast photography light.
A lovely city – to be visited again and again and again. For me – Because of Gaudí! Thank you for taking us!
I absolutely love visiting Barcelona! I have been twice and it is a beautiful city. Those churros look delightful
I didn’t know airbnb had a magazine!! I love the street art, but isn’t that architecture a little gaudy??!!
Beautiful pictures! I want those churros and chocolate!
I assume you were there before the recent events that shook and are still shaking Catalonia and Spain. Barcelona is a gorgeous city that I find much more interesting than Madrid, personally. There are tight ties between Catalonia and France, due to the civil war and Franco, and my mouth watered when I saw your photo of churros that the mother of a friend of mine used to bake for Xmas. I could never have only one 🙂
Gorgeous photos as always. It’s time for me to consider a new iPhone and I’m amazed by the quality of yours, taken with an iPhone 7.
Such a big fan of Gaudi’s architecture. Art that we can live in.
Beautiful pictures. I would like to visit Barcelona.