We flew in at 6pm on Friday night and took the metro into the city centre.
Tip: If you are only in Barcelona for a short period of time, I recommend you buy a metro travel card. It costs just over €10 and allows you to use the metro for 10 trips (and if used within the hour, all trips count as one). The stations are also rarely staffed, so on many occasions we managed to walk through the barriers two at a time to save up our trips. One travel card lasted each of us the entire weekend.
Once we arrived at the apartment, we bought a couple of bottles of wine (costing about €3 each) as pre-drinks and then took the metro to the main strip (Las Ramblas). As a majority girl group, we received a lot of promotions from the local clubs, mostly involving free entry and a free glass of champagne. But it is very difficult for guys to get away with these deals.
On Saturday we started off our day by going out for breakfast. We choose a patisserie that was around the corner from our apartment, called Le Pain Quotidien, where we had ham and cheese croissants and a coffee.
We then began to wonder around the city, visiting the typical tourist sites including: Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Famillia, we attempted Park Guell but struggled to find it, Boqueria Food Market and Font Magica, but unfortunately the fountain show was not on due to it being out of season.
We had a dinner of paella, tapas and sangria, at an outdoor restaurant on the main strip, for €10. It was ok, but nothing incredible . It was in the centre of a main tourist area, which was probably the reason it was pretty average. I would recommend you head away from the main tourist attractions, if you are looking for high quality food at a reasonable price.
We then heading to the airport that afternoon and flew home on a 5pm flight. Although it was a short visit, we all agreed that we felt as though we had made the most out of our weekend away, and we felt as if we had been there for almost a week. Barcelona is a wonderful city, one that I would recommend everyone to visit, and one that I look forward to revisiting in the near future.