A beautiful view with friends

Barcelona from Montjuic Park

Barcelona harbour

I’ve seen a few stunning views in my 22 years on this planet, but very few of them are quite as breathtaking as this beautiful view over Barcelona. 

After a 02:30 start, I arrived in Barcelona on the morning of Wednesday 6th May. I met with my friends and we headed over to the hotel, which turned out to be even nicer than I expected. 

In the afternoon we went to Parque du Montjuic and found a bar / cafe / with a few chairs and tables under umbrellas. It was the perfect place to stop for a drink and admire the view, and wonder why we didn’t live in Barcelona. 

I’m not a big fan of heat, especially the humid heat we get in England, but it was nice to sit in the shade and feel a slight breeze as I caught up with my friends. 

Barcelona is a huge city, but it doesn’t feel that big when you’re in the centre of it. You need some perspective to really understand how big it is.

After a drink, we drove around the old Montjuic street circuit, which hosted Formula One races from 1969 to 1975. It’s hard to imagine the bravery it must have taken to drive around those streets at such speeds.

I had a fantastic few days at the Spanish Grand Prix, and if you’re interested you can read my grand prix diary on Niawm, which is my F1 blog that I’ve recently revived. 

Have you ever been to Barcelona?