Exploring Barcelona – Saving the best til last… The Bunker & Magic Fountains ♡

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They say you save the best til last.
Well i’ve done exactly that… you’re going to love this one.
To conclude our city break to Barcelona, I’ve got a secret little spot to share with you, one that even the people of Barcelona hadn’t heard about.
I saw one of my favourite bloggers visit this spot the week before we headed out to Barcelona otherwise I wouldn’t have come across it so thank you 🙂 – PERFECT timing.
The spot is located at the top of Rovira in the Carmel Barrio and is nicknamed ‘The Bunker’.
(Spanish Address – C/ Marià Lavèrnia, 08032 Barcelona, Spain)
We drove there which took about 25 minutes, but you can also get the underground and walk the rest of the way (if you fancy a climb, apparently around 25 min).

W h a t   a   v i e w.
Ready for another great view?
Yeah, I prefer the first too…
For every great photo there are 100 FAILS. Thought that was a wonderful outtake to share with y’alll.
Great to see what i’d look like if i ate too much birthday cake though!
I’ll shh now and let the pictures do the talking…
I can’t keep quiet for long as you can tell.
Mum has ordered some bubbly and chocolates for our arrival at the hotel but we saved them instead and decided to make a toast to my 21st Birthday at the top whilst the sun set over Barcelona. 🙂

This beautiful spot hasn’t quite been overtaken by tourists so the health and safety isn’t… really existent. You could actually fall off the edge.

BUT it makes it a spot of natural beauty, so it will be a shame when/if railings etc have to be installed!

(Make sure you visit asap before it happens! This post isn’t really helping keeping it a secret. Oops. Sorry i couldn’t not tell you.)

If you’re thinking of heading to Barcelona, you MUST put this on your to-do list. 
A moment I will remember for a lifetime.

As it was October in which we were visiting, the sun set around 7.30pm and so we still had the rest of the evening to indulge in.
Another hotspot we had been told about was the ‘Magic Fountains’ of (in) Montjuïc.
(Nearest metro stop is Plaça Espanya)
When the show begins (8pm i think) the fountains light up in an array of beautiful colours to the beautiful music of Barcelona for about 20 minutes.

Whilst you watch the display there are many food vans / stalls to choose between, from which you can grab a hot drink… or in my case a hot collection of Churro’s (Spanish doughnuts).

It’s a beautiful thing to watch and something highly recommended to people visiting Barcelona. I have to say we had been spoilt but the view from ‘The Bunker’ so I found this tourist hotspot slightly less ‘wow’.
Although if you have time for both – definitely worth a visit!
After all that walking and watching, we had worked up an appetite and headed down to the main port in Barcelona for some grub.

Spinach and cod fritters.

Red Wine.

& Squid Ink Seafood Paella.
(Read my blog on the port here)

Here’s to being 21 in a beautiful city with 3 very very special people, who will forever be held close to my heart.
Thank you for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed my trip to Barcelona.
If you missed the first 2 Barcelona post you can catch them here:
1. Exploring Barcelona on foot : Our hotel, Las Ramblas, The Port & The beach… 
2. Open bus tour around Barcelona & the famous Sagrada Familia
Mollie xxxx

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