July 24, 2012

Weekend in Barcelona

It's been a while since I blogged, but unfortunately it has not been time to it. But last weekend me, my wife and couple of friends went to Barcelona to visit other friends who live there. We left a rainy, cold, Leeds on Friday morning and landed in a hot Barcelona. Since we were there quite early (15.00) so we had plenty of time to wander around the very first day, first we were and took a few drinks and then later in the evening we went to Montjuic (Montjuic is translated as "Jew Hill 'in medieval Catalan) and it is is a mountain and park area in Barcelona, ​​which is really nice especially at night when they start all the fountains. The second day so it was time to visit the Sagrada familia, a very large church and was designed by the famous Antoni Gaudi. Its construction began in 1882 and is scheduled to be completed by 2026, which many doubt. But as we got there rather late, we had little sleep;) so the queues was of course enormously long so we decided to skip that step in and those who wanted to go there on Sunday morning instead.
So we went down to the beach instead, to watch people and drink some beer. We guys had planned to visit the Camp nou which of course is FC Barcelona's home ground, so went there and got there in the last minute but we had half an hour for us to check out the museum and the stadium and that was enough. Camp Nou is Europe's largest stadium and the eleventh largest in the world. attendance record of 120000 people, but more normal UEFA matches will take them into 98 767 pers. On Sunday some of us went to Sagrada Familia, then we met at La Rambla, which is of course the famous pedestrian street, where we visited the other big fine church in the gothic quarters and little else round about and then go down to the harbor and eat paella, it was really good and it was very much, no one could eat them.
In the evening we were to visit Park Guell which was also designed by Antoni Gaudi, the park must be visited it is really cool with all the buildings and stunning tiling and mosaics. The view from here is amazing, with bacelona and the sea on the horizon
Click on the pictures to enlarge them ;)
Sagrad Familia





La Boqueria

La Boqueria

La Boqueria

Gothic Church

Santa claus on his way :)

Camp nou


Nice ship

Park guell

view from the of park guell

Lavendel and Gaudi building

Gaudi art

Gaudi, Park guell

Entrance to park guell

Evening colours


  1. Vill också dit!! ;))))

    /svägerskan ;)

  2. Oj oj, vilka fina bilder! Maffiga foton från Montjuic:)
    Hoppas ni hade en trevlig resa :))

  3. Tack Camilla ;)Vi hade absolut en trevlig resa, men nu var det andra gången dit, så det får nog räcka :-P
    Jarkko: Jo den stadion är rätt fet, men den kändes liten kanske hade för stora förrhoppningar ;)
    Svägerskan: Det tycker jag att ni ska göra ;):)))