A while back (I was walking down the yellow brick road…not really but it sounded good there), Eric and his family went on a European cruise that set sails from Barcelona. They were only there for half a day before boarding the ship and he always felt like it was a city we could go back and explore one day. I’ve always heard such great things about Barcelona so when we came across flight deals that were almost too good to be true, we jumped on it. We actually had this trip booked before Baby C was even born. Remember when I shared ways to make travel more affordable…well, we still follow many of what I shared, and if you’re smart about booking things, you can really make travel doable without breaking the bank.
Don’t get me wrong, we loved being in Barcelona and the great memories it gave us, but there were just certain things about it that didn’t give me that overall wow factor and feeling like a place we have to keep going back to. For example, when I travel to European cities I LOVE seeing the old architecture, cobblestone streets, and the real charm of a city. For me, Barcelona was more of a modern European city. Which also has its pros and cons as well. There is the Gothic Quarter you can check out and some amazing Gaudi buildings, but aside from that, the true European charm just wasn’t there for me, personally. Several of the streets made me feel that if I didn’t know where I was they could have easily passed for a 5th Ave. or Michigan Ave. in other major cities. But regardless, there is plenty to do and experience here and it was a great trip for us that created many amazing memories. There’s always things you can take away from a trip, along with favorite sights and memories that become apart of it. Below I’ll be sharing what some of our favorite things were that might be worth looking into if you ever plan a trip to Barcelona.