Day 2 started out in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, where we spent a considerable amount of time climbing up various flights of stairs and escalators which seemed to be secretly located in a quiet residential area. However the unplanned exercise and the depressing realisation of our poor fitness levels was worth it as what awaited us was the beautiful Park Guell; featuring Antoni Gaudi’s original home (open to the public as a museum) and beautiful views of the entire city.
It featured some great looking natural rock caves and of course we were surrounded by nature at it’s finest. The humid day lent itself well to this Aztec print fabric skirt (originally from the Zara sale last year) and a casual white T-shirt from Bershka. I find that Bershka is actually a great place to shop at this time of year for clothes with a more boho/festival vibe (think lots of fringing and cut offs!).
The hilly residential area was also a great place for taking a few street style snaps, we absolutely loved how this older man was dressed (so in creepy patches and flash fashion, we not so subtly took a picture as he walked away).
The day was rounded off by a spot of shopping (come on, do you really think we would travel to Barcelona and NOT visit a Zara and a Mango…It just had to be done). We also took a stroll down Las Ramblas and checked out the vibrant markets. *Tip* We visited El Bosc de les Fades, an ambient rainforest themed bar located on the Ramblas, on the recommendation of a friend. It was such a nice atmosphere and well worth a visit!
Skirt, Similar from Zara (Love the embroidery on this version, and it’s the sale!)
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