Last stop on our fabulous Europe trip – Spain! We spent a gorgeous week in Barcelona and Ibiza, enjoying drinks and tapas galore. It’s all so affordable and delicious!
While we were waiting to get into La Sagrada Familia, we ventured over to Hospital de Sant Pau which our hostel had recommended visiting. It was so worth a visit I’m so glad we did. It’s an old hospital which has now been deemed a UNESCO world heritage site, and has fabulous mosaic designs all throughout.
We were also thankfully able to visit La Sagrada Familia. We didn’t think ahead for this one and didn’t book tickets so top tip – book at least a few months in advance! We managed to buy some tickets for probably double the price from a potentially dodgy website but it did let us see the Church. It was absolutely incredible inside it is 100% worth a visit.
Another day we visited the very hyped Park Güell. This is something I was very excited for and I must say, it looks better on Instagram. It was still fun to visit and to see a view of the city but my expectations were far too high!
The gothic area of Barcelona was probably my favourite area to visit. The architecture was fabulous and there are plenty of shops and restaurants to visit.
Guadis architecture is also scattered around the city. On our walk down Passeig de Gràcia we saw Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Casa Amatller stands next to Casa Batlló, which was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Barcelona was an absolute highlight of the trip – the tapas and drinks were fabulous all over Barcelona.
We also flew over to Ibiza for a few days. Its a short hour flight – so easy to hop over to.
It was very cool to see but you have to be prepared to be surrounded by drunk tourists at all hours of the day (I think it’s pretty self explanatory to say don’t take your kids here). We stayed in San Antoni de Portmany and I would not recommend staying here unless you’re planning on partying all day and night. Another tip, plan your parties ahead and book tickets! They sell out and almost all the parties require you to have bought tickets beforehand.
The beaches were very lovely and easily accessible by bus. There are plenty of organised beaches where you can rent umbrellas and seats for 10-20 euros. We visited Cala Tarida and it was absolutely beautiful.
I absolutely loved Spain and will be returning as soon as I possibly can!