This was one of my favourite places to visit on the whole trip. It was full of amazing architecture, long and winding streets and plenty...July 28, 2012
BARCELONA EDITION: EL BORN
We visited the Santa Maria del Mar as we opted to avoid the crowds at La Sagrada Famillia, because we hate crowds of people ruining our day and hadn't long recovered from Park Guell. After purchasing a cheap scarf to cover my arms, I was already 50c down before we even entered, so I had high expectations.
The place is truly spectacular, and I recommend paying the 2.50 to go up on the roof. We shared the lift with some 'typical' American tourists, who were excited by the prospect of being 'closer to heaven.' When in reality, it was a windy roof top view of Barcelona.
If your looking for somewhere a bit quieter away from La Rambla, and lots and lots of shops, then this is the place for you.