Barcelona is one of my favourite European cities. Known the world over as the home of Gaudi and Miro, Barcelona boasts some of the most famous landmarks in the world such as the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. For visitors, Barcelona offers great shopping, world-class museums, a picturesque historic centre, a vibrant culinary scene, pumping nightlife and mile after mile of sandy beaches! I love this city and yes, I’m a big fan of the city’s football (soccer) team. On a recent trip, I was treated to some stunning plane window views of Barcelona on the approach.
View of Barcelona from a plane window
The Sagrada Familia can be seen in the upper left of the photo below.
The following photo shows the grid-pattern of Barcelona’s streets. In the foreground is Port Vell, Barcelona’s cruise terminal and yacht harbour. The W Hotel stands proud at the end of the beaches of Barceloneta. The last photo shows the main site of the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 on Montjuic.
Read about things to do in Barcelona.
Taking off from Barcelona at sunset
On my flight out, I once again got to enjoy a fantastic view of Barcelona from the plane window, this time by night!
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