Some of the places/landmarks we saw throughout the trip included La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Zoo, Arc de Triomf, Parc Guell and Parc de la Ciutadella. We also spent what turned into basically a day, at the beach. There are men who walk around selling Mojitos on the beach which was funny, one came over and asked us if we wanted one about 4 times but personally we’re not fans of mojitos but if you are 😉 We didn’t experience any of the nightlife, but it was obvious it would be pretty cool in the coastal area as there were lots of clubs and bars.
The whole trip went so smoothly, as our first holiday independently without parents, we were very proud of ourselves! The language was not really an issue, most people we came across spoke English well enough that we could understand eachother. As for pickpocketing, we’d heard it was rife in the city, but no problems with that at all, you’ve just got to be vigilant I guess, as you should be in any city even in the UK.