Spain is a beautiful country. I have already been to Malaga and Madrid. Barcelona has been on my short list for sometime. I am finally glad I got the opportunity to visit. We tried to pack in as much as we could in a few days while also just relaxing a bit. I hope what we did will inspire your Barcelona plans. Here is how we spent 3 fun days in Barcelona, Spain.
The amount of places to eat in Barcelona are endless. So much so that it could be difficult to choose. I saw many of the same places recommended over and over to try out, but I didn’t bother. Once in Barcelona I looked at TripAdvisor and tried out one place a couple of blocks from the hotel. The other 2 places were highly recommended by this wonderful lady who worked at the hotel.
I have been wanting to visit Barcelona, Spain for some time now. I have already been to Malaga and Madrid. Those two cities were great, Malaga being my favorite of the two. They have helped make Spain one of my favorite places to visit, but Barcelona really made it even more so. With so much to see and do in this city, there are things you should know before heading there!
Spending 24 hours in Madrid, Spain wasn’t enough to see and do everything. Although it wasn’t we still had ample time to really get an idea of this beautiful city and enjoy it. On our way back from Marrakech, Morocco we stopped here to check out what Madrid had to offer before heading back to the States. So if you are just passing through or have a limited time this is a great starting point.
I had been dying to go to Malaga, Spain for about a year or so before I was actually able to go. When I finally got there I wasn’t disappointed. Hard not to be excited with 300 days of sunshine and beauty all around. My friends and I tried to do the most that we could in 48 hours even splitting up to achieve that as a couple of them had visited Malaga before.
The City Center of Malaga is filled with restaurants everywhere. It can be pretty hard to choose where to go and what to try. My friend and I were pretty hungry. We really wanted some seafood so I checked TripAdvisor. Low and behold there was a high rated place nearby called Puro Pescaito. So we decided to head there.
Malaga, Spain has some beautiful street art. Knowing this I made it mission to take time out during the day to find it. After talking a walking tour I asked the guide where I could find the area. She handed me a map and showed me. Turns out it wasn’t all too far from the Airbnb I was staying at. Even though I knew the area, it took a moment to find the actual streets, but once I did there was art everywhere.
Some art I found on the walking tour near the infamous El Pimpi. It was so beautiful and vibrant. The colors popped and the artwork felt like it was in dimensions. You can’t miss it and you can’t help, but to stop and see all of it. A flamenco lady with a fan, a horse, and more were very beautiful. I was mesmerized by every mural I saw, they were truly fantastic. I had seen murals before from artists similar to those at MuralForm but never in this capacity. There was a mural on every street corner and there were never two the same.
After the tour and a little relaxation my friend and I took a walk over to an area called SoHo. All you need to do is walk around a bit and you will start to see street art all over and around. Some of the buildings house businesses while others are abandoned. There weren’t many people walking around as we strolled along the streets early/mid-afternoon.
You have to be careful when walking around the abandoned buildings. There are so many pigeons around and bird droppings on the ground. Luckily we didn’t get pooped on. I was afraid a bird was just going to drop one on me, but it never happened thankfully.
I even noticed a tagger who spray painted my name a couple of times. I thought that was pretty cool. Sometimes even finding my name on souvenirs isn’t too easy, so to actually see a tag was awesome. Also it is important to look up. We almost missed a couple of pieces because we didn’t look all the way up. We also ran into an amazing mural that just looked so cool.
There is so much to see. I am not sure how often they may change or not. I did notice some were painted over. I assume it is possible some may not be there at one point or another. There is a lot of construction going on in Malaga. I would assume if they did something with those abandoned buildings there is a possibility of them painting over some of the art. However it is a noted area to find street art even with placards around the area, so I would think art will always be around there.
All the art is cool and a sight to see. If you are ever in Malaga I highly recommend checking out the street art and murals. To see more street art around Malaga, Spain, check out the vlog below!
Malaga, Spain is such a beautiful city that has changed hands throughout history. It is the home to Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas. I have been wanting to visit for some time and I was excited to finally have the opportunity to go. This was possibly one of my favourite holiday destinations. Exploring more of Spain is something that I would love to do, so I’ve already started looking into what to do in Las Caletillas Spain, in the hopes of one-day planning future trips. Let’s just see how it goes.
There are so many properties in Malaga and I’ve heard that property in Malaga is booming at this time of year. Of course I learned some things in my brief time there, so here are some things to know before you go to Malaga, Spain!