Day 4 was spent exploring the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona’s old town, La Rambla and Mercat de la Boqueria.
Without even realising, we had walked passed the gothic quarter a few times on our way to the magic fountain and the beach. It was literally 5 minutes away from our AirBnb, which made the walking so much nicer. The architecture was amazing, and it really blew my mind how hidden yet obvious all the old town’s buildings and landmarks were. We saw Barcelona cathedral, the iconic gothic quarter bridge passageway (first few pics), museums and so many little alleyways with tons of history. It was also the place where I saw my beloved orange trees. There were so many in one courtyard that I was beyond happy to take tons of pictures.
A short walk away was the famous La Rambla, a street lined with shops for both tourists and locals. Just off of the street was the other famous landmark of Barcelona, Mercat de la Boqueria, an indoor market boasting of seafood, fruits, meat and veg. The market was very busy and full of food stalls. We stopped by a fruit stall to grab a smoothie and then some fried snacks. The queues were long for the restaurant stalls so we didn’t have time to stop by and eat, but it smelled amazing. I would highly recommend everyone have the food there, especially seafood.
After our snack, we went back to La Rambla and did a little shopping. Spain is home to some of the best shops like Zara, Mango, Pull and Bear etc so the shopping was amazing! Zara shopping was tax free, which was extremely exciting and I ended up buying myself a blazer and espadrilles. I love shopping in Barcelona, will definitely go back.
nos vemos más tarde, besos x