Beautiful Barcelona

The streets of Barcelona - Paper Doll Lifestyle Blog

This time yesterday I was shielding my eyes from the dappled sunlight piercing through the trees on La Rambla as I made my way to the Boqueria Market to stock up on two of my favourite things; manchego cheese and cured ham. It felt so much hotter than 27 degrees, and I was looking forward to entering the cool confines of the market.

Ham at the Barcelona market - Paper Doll Irish Lifestyle Blog

I woke this morning feeling momentarily confused to be back in my bed. The feeling of confusion was instantly replaced by a sharp sadness that my Barcelona weekend was over. I’m already longing to return to the city that boasts the perfect combination of gorgeous weather, delicious food, a literary atmosphere, artistic achievements and streets that vary from vast tree lined boulevards framed by grand buildings, to the tiny curved warrens of the Gothic Quarter.

The streets of Barcelona - Paper Doll Lifestyle Blog

While we manged to do a lot during our time in Barcelona, it was nowhere close to enough. I can’t wait to return to the Spanish city that has been calling to me since I first read The Shadow of the Wind and was further cemented by Vicky Christina Barcelona. This visit only gave me a tapas-like taste of what Barcelona has to offer.

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8 Comments

  1. June 25, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Beautiful post. Spain must be beautiful.

  2. June 25, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    first of all, your pictures look beautiful. I always wanted to go to Spain. Barcelona looks absolutely breathtaking. Hope you had an amazing trip, would love to see more pictures!

    • July 6, 2015 / 11:17 am

      Thank you Christine. 🙂 I wanted to go to Barcelona for ages, hopefully you get to go soon too!

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