Our Barcelona Holiday

Hello everyone! How was your Christmas? Did you get what you’ve always wanted? Today, I would like to do a little recap of our vacation in Barcelona earlier this month. We booked everything on a whim mid-November and is my husband and I gift to each other for the holidays. This is our *holiday* during the holidays. Here’s a few pics…

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1. Placa Reail was one of my favorite spots in Barri Gotic. At night, there are small and medium sized plazas with Christmas Bazaar’s, farmer’s market filled with artisanal food items, etc.

2. We couldn’t have picked a better hotel, the Hotel Colon. Close to Placa Catulanya, right at the heart of Barri Gotic, our balcony {of which I had a daily photo op of course!} was a stone away from the Barcelona Cathedral. The St. Lucia market was ongoing as well and nativity sets abound as well as fresh winterberry ornaments.

3. La Rambla market was full of fresh produce and marbled meats, even goat heads which I chose not to show here 🙂 There were also live street statues and artists.

4. I am always in awe of little architectural details that is everywhere. Even simple drinking fountains and doors are works of art.

5. Al Fresco *Outdoor Cafe* dining is practically everywhere…all so quaint and where you can do your people watching.

6. Catalunyan food is pretty salty I think but we did feast on endless paella paired with a Sangria. We also overdosed on churros con chocolate. We did do some fine dining and may we recommend Cafe Accademia…we had to go twice. We also tried El Quatre Gatz which was a hotspot for the young Picasso. Although the interior was very reminiscent of the times, the food was mediocre, I thought. We also dined at Petit Comite at Passeig Garcia, the upscale and modern part of Barcelona. A word of caution…do not go to Cafe El Victor which is right across Hotel Colon and a few feet away from Barcelona Cathedral…service is awful!

7. Gaudi sure loves all those fruit of the loom looking things in his rooftops. So we definitely did all the museum and must see attractions. La Sagrada, Parc Guell, Picasso museum and other smaller museums. This one was taken from the Guell Palace which I think is a lesser known Gaudi creation in the heart of La Rambla.

8. There was always entertainment at Barri Gotic and lots of shopping!

9. These giant Christmas Ball ornaments with Nativity sets were magnificent in Placa St. Jaume.

10. The company was ok, no it was great! 🙂 It’s always amazing to travel with my husband.

I just love seeing and being in new places. So much to see, so much to know, so much to experience. Cheers to more years of adventure!

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About Maureen

Details are my passion. From curating vignettes to designing spaces. I thrive in finding the finds and just discovered the art of collecting...all while sipping on a cafe au lait & a french macaroon in hand.

2 thoughts on “Our Barcelona Holiday

  1. What a beautiful recap of a beautiful holiday! I love all the details and food shots as well as architecture; I need to visit! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! xox

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