Natasha Madhavan - “My trip to Barcelona”


Natasha Madhavan

Natasha, from India, is a first year student studying International Finance and Economics at Maynooth University. She loves animals, playing sports and reading books. 

Barceloneta Beach

Beaches are always a great place to visit in countries, and Barceloneta beach was no exception. We loved it so much that we went twice! Not only do you get scenic views of the beach, but you get to see the locals out and about. You will see loads of people displaying their talents for spare change. It really is quite an entertaining place.

Barceloneta Beach December blog

La Boqueria

This is a very renowned food market in Barcelona. My friends and I loved it because we are such foodies and this market satisfies all your foodie desires. The variety of fruits that they sell is absolutely amazing! In Ireland, I personally missed the tropical fruits like mango and coconut that I used to eat back home. So I bought all the fruit I could possibly manage to carry haha! There were also stalls selling seafood, chocolates, spices, empanadas and so many other food items!

La Boqueria december blog

The Labyrinth Park (Parc del Laberint d'Horta)

This park was full of natural beauty. My friends and I took loads of pictures! The best part of this park was, of course, the maze. To solve the maze, we had to walk and find the heart of the maze, which has a beautiful statue. Then we had to find an alternate way out of the maze. This was so much fun to do and took us about 15 minutes (which wasn’t too bad frankly). We were quite proud of ourselves haha!

The Maze in the Labyrinth Park december blog

So that was a very very summarised version of my trip to Barcelona. I had such an amazing time with my friends! I encourage all international students to use your holidays to travel around Europe as flights are so much cheaper from Ireland and it’s a great way to spend time with friends.