A Layover in Barcelona

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Coming back from wonderful Rome, I had a long layover in Barcelona. Rather than sit around in the airport, I took full advantage of being in this vibrant city and hopped on the bus from the airport to the city center. I intentionally try to schedule long layovers into my travel plans, because in some sneaky way, it feels like you get a peek at another destination for free! I like to tell myself that anyway. :)

Here’s what I saw last time I was in Barcelona:


Also, if you ever find yourself at the BCN airport with some hours to kill, here’s a handy link to the multiple ways you can get yourself from the middle-of-nowhere airport, to gaping at Gaudi’s masterpieces in no time.

Author: Christine

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  1. Beautiful pictures of Barcelona! I actually never thought about scheduling long layovers… I will consider it next time I travel! : )

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    • Do it! If you’re not in a rush to get to your destination, that is. :)

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    • Thanks, love! Don’t even get me started on YOUR photos! Talk about dreamy!

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    • Thank you! I love Barcelona too, but I’ve yet to feel like I’ve really explored it. I’m always there for a quick trip.

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  2. Oh I love these! they are brilliant! brang back so many memories on Barcelona! such a great city

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    • Thanks! I hope to get back and really explore since it’s just been two quick trips!

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  3. Hola Christine!

    This is awesome. I lived in BCN for 2 years and people always ask me for advice on what to see and do in Barcelona when time is of the essence. I can never bring myself to cut anything out of my list of recommendations, but this is proof that it can be done. Gracias!

    Hasta la proxima,

    Ben :)
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    • Wow, that’s quite the compliment coming from someone who has lived there–gracias!

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  4. I absolutely love Barcelona, my “layover” is usually 5 days or more :D
    My days in Barcelona is always filled with food, food, dancing, beach, beach and more beach. Great photos Christine!
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  5. Hello Christine,

    I am working on a music video for a song dedicated to Barcelona. I am in love with this city and am trying to make a video collage about it.
    I was wondering if you have any stock video footage that I could use?

    Here is the link to a tumblr blog with more details: http://shareyourbarcelona.tumblr.com/

    Otherwise, I’ll be happy to answer any questions about the project,

    Thank you,

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