About Lara V
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Feb. 2008
25-34 year old female
I’m a Spanish girl living in London. Barcelona is my dream city, the place where to live in a near future. Until that time comes, I'm enjoying the opportunity London gives me to travel around the World. To me, every trip supposes an opportunity to discover a new culture, new people and a different way of living. As part of the HolaFoodie team, local cuisine is always an important part of my adventures. Don't forget to check holafoodie.com if you love food!
Historic Sites, Parks
This is my favorite day-trip from Barcelona. You don’t have to be an experienced rock climber to hike this mountain, just patient enough to walk for at least three hours. The reward makes it all well worth it: a spectacular mountain view from the Pyrenees out to the Mediterranean Sea.
A beach without any sand — that’s the idea behind a visit to the Forum. While this place is well known as a venue for important concerts and festivals, there is also a bathing area here with a huge sea water swimming pool. Both the shallow water and the emptiness of the venue (when there aren't any events taking place) make this area one of the best places to visit with children.
Barcelona is beautiful from the air, but don't take my word for it ... take the funicular up Montjuïc Mountain and visit the park at its summit. From there, you can enjoy incredible views of the skyline, and amuse yourself trying to spot the symbolic sites of the city, such as the Cathedral, the port and the Columbus statue.
Looking for fresh air? The old Botanical Gardens are an oasis in the midst of all the city hustle and bustle. Thanks to the location, this garden is a good place to visit if you plan to stroll around the Olympic area before or after, and has one of the greatest views of Barcelona, along with interesting flora and fauna from home and abroad.
This Gaudi-designed masterpiece is the most popular park in Barcelona. The dream-like world of Gaudi's imagination, where buildings, trees and columns create a truly unique atmosphere, is sure to make you feel all fluttery, along with the large dose of fresh air!
This is the busiest park in town, and there are thousands of reasons for it being so. Located close to the city center, this space was, for many years, the only public park in the city, and it's full of opportunities for outdoor fun. The wide pathways are great for walking or cycling, and you can enjoy romantic boat rides on the lake, explore its fountains and monuments and much, much more.
No outdoor spot in Barcelona is more romantic than this stunning garden, the place locals often go to have their wedding pictures taken. Located a little outside of the city center, Parc del Laberint d'Horta is the perfect place to get away from the tourist crowds and lose yourselves arm-in-arm for a while.