I’m off to Barcelona next week and I AM SO EXCITED!
As I may of mentioned, this will be my first time visiting the beautiful city.
And as we are there for 5 days, I want to make the most of my stay and I want to make sure I see EVERYTHING.
Okay, not everything, but as close to as possible.
Thanks to a recent travel app I have downloaded, I have found it easier to locate and decide what top attractions I want to make sure I visit when I’m there.
And if you keep reading this blog post, I’ll tell you what app I have downloaded and how you can get hold of your own free city guide.
Barcelona City Guide
La Sangrada Familia
Possibly one of the most iconic attractions in Barcelona.
It was built by a famous Catalan architect, Antonio Gaudi who spent 40 years from 1883 designing it.
The church is visited by 1000’s of tourists who come for the stunning architecture, which is inspired by nature, geometry, light and colour. It’s also famous for it’s Christian iconography and symbolism.
Even today, La Sagrada Familia is still being constructed and worked on. So I’m expecting to check out what progress it’s made when I visit.
Oh, I do love being beside the seaside.
And Barcelona has some stunning beaches and sea views.
Particularly, the Barceloneta Beach where tourists gather and where I will be enjoying the feeling of sand going between my toes and the fresh sea water brushing against my skin.
It’s so popular that it even has it’s own flag and metro stop!
It’s also a great location for nightlife, bars and paella restaurants.
Literally, a travel blogger’s Instagram picture dream.
Antonio Gaudi, who also designed the Sagrada Familia designed Park Güell.
It’s a park filled with curved stone architecture, mosaics and brick. It consists of two homes in a park, along with a beautiful terrace which still to this day, respects and accommodates the original natural landscape.
I believe there is a balcony where you can get the famous Park Guell photo from. One I will be contributing to.
I’m actually really excited to see this attraction!
Camp Nou (or New Field in English) is Catalan and is the football stadium and home to FC Barcelona.
It has a seating capacity of 99,354 and is the largest football stadium in Spain and Europe and is the third largest in the world.
It’s home to some incredible memorabilia and history of FC Barcelona and you get to explore the stadium itself.
Where all my Wednesday Addams vibes will come out.
This historic neighbourhood dates back to the Medieval Times and is filled with narrow streets, baroque architecture, churches, cathedrals, bars and other historical sights.
I love a good cafe, especially one that sells apparently the best coffee in Barcelona!
It’s supposed to be the best coffee and brunch spots where they also sell fresh juices and have an awesome upstairs terrace.
The cafe is named after a small town in Australia and it’s known that you can imagine you’re on the Binna Burra Road in New South Wales, right in Barcelona.
Well, I’ve always wanted to go to Australia!
One of the most famous cocktail bars in all of Barcelona – just what two girls are looking for on our trip!
It’s a must-visit location for all cocktail lovers and it’s an elegant and refined place to drink with a jazz, soul and easy listening soundtrack.
There’s even an electronic counter that proudly adds up all the classic Dry Martini cocktails sold since the bar opened back in 1971.
Sounds like a place I NEED to check out!
Cathedral de Barcelona
Barcelona is filled with many beautiful cathedrals and this is one I can’t wait to see.
This cathedral was constructed during the 13th and 15th centuries and is named after the Barcelona martyr, Eulalia (Cathedral de Santa Eulalia de Barcelona).
Once again, it follows on with a Gothic style with it’s gothic architecture, which is characterised by cloisters filled with 13 geese and a rood covered with mystical animals and gargoyles.
Basically, it’s the Spanish version of the Notre Dame!
Now if you’ve made it this far, well done! Because I have some exciting news.
I am pleased to announce that I am a TripScout Ambassador! TripScout is a new City Tour and Travel App that allows you to travel on your own terms. It’s a self-guided tour app where you can download city guides from various cities including New York, Amsterdam, Dublin, Iceland, London and Barcelona where all the recommendations above were all found on their Barcelona city guide.
They have more and more city guides being added on regularly, so this really is the travel app of the future for all you travel buffs out there. I would highly recommend you download it as it’s a game changer.
No need to get Google Maps out to navigate your way around a city, and you can certainly say goodbye to your data charges. The app is free to download, but each city guide costs around $2-5 each (£1.50-4) each. Each city guide comes with a map of the city, with pinned images of each attraction that you can click on to see a brief summary on that attraction, opening times, contact details and fun facts. Everything is from a click of a button!
The app can be used online or offline once you download the app and your city guide.
The unique thing about the TripScout app is not only it’s a map, but it also includes lots of audio guides on attractions for an additional source. One thing that puts me off from going on city tours, or audio guided tours is that I don’t like standing around with other people! I want to move at my own pace and sometimes a guided tour can be a drag!
That’s why I love how this app lets you be your own tour guide! Simply plug your headphones in and run free! Or alternatively, you can listen to a guide in the comfort of your own home or hotel room, as I’ve already started listening to some prior to my trip to Barcelona next week.
Just from looking at the TripScout Barcelona city guide, I’ve found places I had never even heard of, but I’m determined to go and visit during my stay.
Want a FREE City Guide?
As an ambassador, I am able to give YOU a FREE city guide of your choice using my exclusive code.
You can download the TripScout app by clicking here, or you can download the app in your App Store (it’s available on Apple and Android) and enter nicolenavigates in the Promo Code section.
I hope other fellow Travel bloggers, or travel lovers get on board with this, as I honestly think this is going to change the way I travel forever. It’s certainly going to help me whilst I’m in Barcelona and I will be using the app whilst I’m in Iceland in December too.
Let me know if you download the app and I hope you take advantage of my promo code!