Showing Our Love for Barcelona in Photos

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Destinations, Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Barcelona Photos

The first thing I read on my news feed this morning was the breaking news of the horrifying terrorist attack in Barcelona. Like most of the world, I am sickened and disgusted by this senseless act of terrorism. My original plan for Travel Photo Thursday had nothing to do Barcelona photos. However, I’ve decided to share some of my photos taken when I visited this vibrant and beautiful city in December 2015, and again in February 2016. Welcome to week 340 of Travel Photo Thursday.  Most of my Barcelona shots are on a hard drive packed in a box making its way from Seoul to Nova Scotia. Do enjoy the few that I discovered on my hard drive.

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Barceloneta Beach

A short subway ride from Barcelona’s downtown core you’ll find this lovely white sand beach with its pungent ocean smells and people in the mood for fun. You can read all about Barceloneta in an earlier post.  

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona Spain

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona Spain

Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf

I discovered this ornate monument on my final day in the city. It was one of those warm February days with a hint of spring in the air bringing people out to enjoy the day and the winter warmth in the park and the street cafes.  I wrote about the Arc de Triomf here.

You can see many beautiful Barcelona photos in that post.


Arc de Triomf, Barcelona


I never tired of gazing at and photographing the delightful doors, windows, and balconies in Barcelona. This balcony photo was taken while having lunch in a lovely sidewalk cafe.


Barcelona Angled

Barcelona Door


Barcelona Cathedral

I was in the old section of the city every day that I was in Barcelona and passed the city’s beautiful cathedral often. I love the spires.


Barcelona Cathederal

El Món Neix en Cada Besada (The World Begins With Every Kiss)

Discovering this beautiful mural also happened on my final day in the city. This is a “must visit” when you are in Barcelona. You can read the mural’s story and how to get there in this post.

Kiss of Freedom

That’s a glimpse of my Barcelona photos. Stay strong Barcelona, we love you!


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  1. Barcelona is such a wonderful and vibrant city. I recall my time on Las Ramblas and am saddened by the terrorist attack that just occurred. Keep traveling!

  2. It’s so sad and terrifying to see what the world has become. It’s also become increasingly depressing to watch the news everyday. My heart and prayers go out to those affected in Barcelona. Thanks for this tribute that shows just how beautiful this city is and one I still long to see in person. On another note, welcome back to Canada! I hope your transition is going well.

  3. We do love Barcelona and are sharing their grief. I hope the little Australian Boy is found soon.

  4. Yes it is abhorrent that these cowardly acts of terrorism are taking out innocent tourists comprising all ages, race and sex. Why they choose some of the most beautiful cities in the world to do this is beyond comprehension. I hope it will not deter people from visiting this beautiful city.

  5. Nancie, beautiful photos! I got a sickening feeling yesterday when I read the news. Hard to believe the point we have reached and how it is affecting all of us. My thoughts and prayers with all those affected.

  6. Barcelona is breathtaking! Your pictures are breathtaking, How many days are enough for exploring this wonderful city?

  7. such a terrible tragedy where innocent lives are lost. My heart crys for the families affected by this senseless act. And in particular the family of the little 7 year Australian boy who was killed. He kept lego in his pocket. Such innocence.

  8. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and it was shocking to read about the attack on innocent people enjoying their holiday while enjoying the sights and sounds of Las Ramblas. You’ve captured some of Barcelona’s charms with your pictures and your sentiments are shared by so many.

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