In October 2014 I visited a friend in Barcelona for a few days. Staying in the small area of Barceloneta, we could walk to the beach about five minutes in one direction or the Gothic Quarter about ten minutes away in the other - perfect! Traditionally a fishing neighborhood, Barceloneta still had a communal feel with locals drinking vermouth at little cafes and laundry hung up to dry outside of windows.
The Gothic Quarter
I actually didn't see too much of the city during my stay - instead we wandered the little streets around my friend's neighborhood and the nearby Gothic Quarter stopping to look at things that interested us and eating and drinking along the way.
My three days in Barcelona flew by and before I knew it I was racing to the train to head to the airport...I know I want to go back and spend more time in the city! Though we didn't do many activities I still managed to get some good pictures and shared some on Instagram.