3 Days in Barcelona — my travel guide

September 26, 2017

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I’m so excited to share with you our Barcelona travel itinerary! If you follow me on insta, you’re probably like, “okay Natalie, we get it, you went to Spain.” Well…. it was the best trip I have been on maybe EVER soooo….. I was a little excited!

We went to Spain a little over a week ago (9/9/17 – 9/16/17) and spent 3 days in Barcelona & 3 days in Ibiza. Since we were constantly going, going, going… I decided to break up my “travel guides” into two segments: Barcelona & Ibiza. Mainly because it would be way TOO much to put in just one blog post.

I was lucky enough to travel with some of my absolute favorite people: my husband, our best couple friends, Amanda and Chase, my brother-in-law, and two of our guy friends, William and Stephen. (Side note: Stephen is an AMAZING photographer so if anyone is needing a photographer in Nashville, let me know.)

Barcelona is truly one of the most beautiful cities that I have been to. What I loved most was the culture! Everyone is so laid back, friendly, and helpful.

I have to give credit to my best friend, Amanda, who did amazing planning the majority of our trip. If you have any questions, make sure to ask in the comment section! Hope you will find this helpful! Enjoy 🙂

SUNDAY // Day 1

We arrived around noon and stayed in the most BEAUTIFUL AIRBNB & great location. Here are links to two Airbnbs in the same building: here & here.

Lunch @ El Nacional : This restaurant is wonderful because it has a lot of different smaller restaurants inside to choose from. Tapas, Seafood, Grill, and a couple others. If you are traveling with a group, it is a great spot for everyone to pick what they’d like.

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Outfit Details: TOP | SHORTS | SHOES  (PS – I will be wearing these shoes in most of my photos from this trip. THEY ARE THE BEST. Comfortable. Flattering. I wore them every day and had no issues. And they are 4 inch heels!!! CRAZY)

SUNDAY // Night 1

We went on a Sunset Cruise. 

This such a hilarious experience. The wind was WILD that night and we were all on a 12 foot sailboat. We were rocking like CRAZY and I honestly thought we might capsize and have to swim back to shore… Let’s just say I started out like this:

 

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and ended up like this…

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I would highly recommend booking a sunset cruise, however, if it is bad weather, maybe wear a wet suit. HAHA!

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(Note to self: don’t have the sailboat captain take your pic…)

Happy Hour: Since we had to cut our boating excursion short, we headed over to the W Barcelona’s roof top lounge  called Eclipse for a drink & some food. I would not recommend for dinner, but it good for drinks and a sushi appetizer. AMAZING views of Barcelona.

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Night 1 Outfit Details: ROMPER | EARRINGS | SHOES

MONDAY // Day 2

Off to the Spanish Countryside to tour Cava Vineyards! This was my FAVORITE day in Barcelona. I HIGHLY recommend going if you go to Barcelona. Getting there was very easy. We just took a train ride. (only $4/person)

The history at the Vineyards was truly incredible. Some of them had been around for hundreds of years.

First stop: Codorníu Winery

Pictures cannot do this winery justice. It was so beautiful. And the winery was huge. The “cave” went as far as your eyes could see with bottles of cava.

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Next Stop: Llopart Cava

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How beautiful is this bottle?!?!

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Outfit Details: ROMPER | SHOES

Lunch: Mirador de Les Caves

Highly recommend this restaurant! BEAUTIFUL views of the Spanish countryside as it is up on a hill. You can walk to this restaurant from Llopart Cava Winery.

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PAELLA — SO good!

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The view from the restaurant was breathtaking!

Dinner: Mirabe

Food, atmosphere & service were great. This restaurant has incredible views overlooking the city. Since it was at night, I didn’t take many pictures. Trust me though, you will not regret going to this restaurant. 🙂

 

TUESDAY // Day 2

We spent the day hopping around to the main tourist attractions in Barcelona: Park Güell, Montjuïc & Sagrada Família. Buy tickets for Park Güell and Sagrada Família before you go.

Park Güell was my favorite of the three. All three are a must see in my opinion.

La Sagrada Família: 

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Montjuïc Castle: 

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Park Güell:

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Outfit Details: TOP | SHORTS | SHOES 

Lunch @ Alaire Terrace

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To end our time in Barcelona, we went to a fútbol game! This was quite the experience! If you have the opportunity to go to one of these games, GO!

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The End. Well… until my Ibiza itinerary 😉

Love, Natalie

 

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