Last November I visited Barcelona. It was my first trip to such a beautiful and charming city. I had only 2,5 days to see the every corner. But I probably did not see even the half of the city. I arrived on Thursday (people in Barcelona go out on Thursdays and parties last until Sundays), so I had no idea I would be leaving with a headache and a couple of new dresses and happy eyes of a party blogger. I booked one of pretty good looking hotels in the centre of the city, we were 1km away from the main street. The story began on the first night.
We decided to go out! I had no idea my whole gang was in Barcelona during my trip. About 6 people I know really close have been staying in the city until Friday. They invited me to a party into a club and I got back only at 6 am. In one night I made a lot of crazy meetings and had a real experience about Barcelona night life. The funniest thing was about the time of the begging of parties – people go clubbing after 3 am. Before 3 am everyone likes to do pre-drinks in bars. This is such a different situation to Russia. In my country people start at 8 pm and finish at 11 am, yes it happens all the time!
On the second day I decided to have a kind of a cultural program in the city. I am the person who’s into architecture and arts, so I picked one museum which I could not skip – Casa Batlló. That was one of the most inspirational buildings I’ve ever seen. Perfect place to visit for every person who travels.
Barcelona has an amazing climate. Even in a late November you can walk in a t-shirt and still not feel any cold. For Spanish people this weather seems really cold, but for Russian tourists it’s too perfect not to stay more.
By the end of the second day we had some time for shopping. We were lucky to stay in Barcelona during BLACK FRIDAY. That was my first real experience of REAL black friday. Spain celebrated this shopping day like one of the craziest events in the year. Thousands of people on streets and the main street is filled with the crowd. I did not expect to see so many people going out on Black Fridays in Moscow. Russians need more time to prepare (or get to used to) for this european event. It’s all different. But at the final point, I was obsessed with the spirit of shopaholic in me. I bought a lot and it was all what? I bought everything at Zara, I was surprised, because even Zara was absolutely different !
On the last day I had some time to make a street style photoshoot with Ohcaja (check out his instagram! He’s great). We picked 3 outfits and completed the shoot in 2 hours. I saw some beautiful streets which are hard to be seen for a tourist eye, thanks God I met people who live in Barcelona, I saw the most inspirational parts of it !
I had a lot of things happening with me in 2,5 days of staying in Barcelona, but that trip affected on me a lot. I got a lot of inspiration from the trip. I learned a lot and I found out new things about Antoni Gaudi, modern Bcn fashion and the best thing – I discovered new friends !