Embracing Barcelona’s Charm: on Our Last Day


We had no precise plan for our last day in Barcelona except for the Banksy Museum.

We headed off from our hotel and went on the direction of the Arc de Triomf which is a memorial arch in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.

We arrived at the Banksy Museum which is now permanent in Barcelona! There’s over 100 works by the legendary street artist in an urban atmosphere.

Just some of the murals in the museum… there are so much more! By the way, Banksy didn’t spray here himself – other artists used his stencils. See more on my previous post.

At the rear entrance of the museum stands one of my favourite work by Banksy.

Some of the narrow alleyways around that area .

We wandered aimlessly, hoping to stumble upon interesting sights

Until we reached the most central market named Mercat de Santa Caterina where we had lunch.

Some colourful buildings and public art.

Next we reached the main thoroughfare and I saw this building that looked like it has a thousand eyes. It is Hotel Ohla Barcelona and the eyes were by Frederic Amat, a Barcelona based artist.

Opposite are all these marvelous architecture and sculptures.

Finally we reached the Palau de la Musica Catalan. This is designed in the modernista style.

I read somewhere that this is the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Due to lack of planning on my part, gates were already closed when we got there. Oh well…

Took the Uber to Barceloneta Beach instead, which is indeed a must-visit. Despite the wind, the stroll along the shore became a memorable experience.

Photos from 16 October 2023

It was our last day here, and it was time to bid farewell to Barcelona’s enchanting streets, where street art adorns the narrow alleys… where memories of Gaudi and his architecture still linger in my mind. How can I forget the taste and aroma of the ever mouth-watering tapas? The city is truly captivating.

Linked to Jo’s Monday Walk


  1. restlessjo says:

    There are so many interesting things to stumble on in Barcelona, Teresa. I knew nothing about the Banksy museum until you posted the other day. The Palau de la Musica is stunning inside. We booked the tour, but you can’t see everything in a few days. I recognise so many of the sights you’ve shared. Thanks a lot!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes I know, so many more things to see and do in this beautiful city. It can’t be cramped in a few days. That is why we returned here because our tour in 2016 wasn’t enough. And now it still is not. Oh well.

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  2. margaret21 says:

    You’ve certainly made the most of your time in Barcelona, and at a good time of year too. Aren’t I lucky to have a daughter and family living a mere 12 miles away, so I can include Barcelona in our plans every time we visit?

    1. Teresa says:

      I did enjoy Barcelona tremendously. Yes, you’re lucky to be so close and not be flying for hours. Thanks for the comment, Margaret ❤️

      1. margaret21 says:

        Not flying for hours, but driving for days in our case. But that’s part of the adventure.

        1. Teresa says:

          Road trips are fun 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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