Birthday in Barcelona.


As the title suggests, I celebrated my birthday in Barcelona and it was amazing!
Outside of the West Indies, it's my favourite destination so far. The food, the sights, the culture...I enjoyed it all and future visits are 100% happening.

"Concrete jungle" is the perfect description of the city imo. Loads of buildings and loads of palm trees everywhere. Palm trees are kind of my thing, if you didn't know.

Because I get excited whenever I see my name anywhere. Still no keychain though.

I stayed at the Arago312 apartments with the fam in the Eixample district and couldn't recommend it enough. The staff were friendly, the apartments were clean and well provided, spacious and a great value for money (which I am all for.)

 View from the living room #housegoals

The location was a great choice if I do say so myself; walking distance to all the buzz and transport links, but far away to get a decent nights sleep.
I like staying in hotels, but I don't like having to follow a schedule i.e. "breakfast by 10" and the like, so much prefer apartments for that reason.

The streets are peppered with the work of Antoni Gaudi.

Plaça de Catalunya aka Pigeon Central. So. many. pigeons.

The narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.

Although I was there for only 5 days, a lot was done, seen and photographed in that time, so I'm going to spread my trip over several posts, day by day.

My meal at Divinus during FC Barcelona's disappointing Champions League goal is all I asked for. 

Apple cake with vanilla ice cream and caramelized walnuts. Yes.

More on this view - and even better ones - in my next post!

If Barcelona isn't on your travel wish list, add it now.


  1. Happy belated birthday, Maya! Glad you had such a great time in Barcelona -- traveling for a bday, that's the dream. The historical architecture in Barcelona looks beautiful. Far prettier than your typical American city. That apple cake! O_O

    Looking forward to the other Barcelona posts!

    1. Thank you Alyse, hopefully I can continue it for future biirthdays! The architecture was probably my favourite thing about the city, so much culture, more so than London too :)

  2. Everything is beautiful, Barcelona id on my list, one day when i can be bothered with the whole visa thing again, I will visit. Thanks for sharing so I can live thru u vicariously. Belated happy birthday.

    1. Thank you Kim! Hopefully getting a visa won't be too much of a hassle because Barcelona is a must visit, definitely beautiful.