Viaje 2: Barcelona

 Barcelona by night

  The beach- Barceloneta   Hanging out on a cliff
 Park Güell  Stained glass in La Sagrada Familia

  Park Güell  Fruit in the market
 Candy in the market

I was absolutely blown away by how much I loved Barcelona. It has everything from beaches to gorgeous buildings to museums full of history. You can find something for everyone in your family to do in this amazing city.

Park Güell- my favorite part of Barcelona. Park Güell is one of Antoni Gaudi’s works and it is amazing. The mosaic benches, buildings and stairs will blow your mind with their designs. The view over all of Barcelona is breathtaking. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Meditteranean sea.

La Sagrada Familia- for a $15.00 ticket ($13.00 with student discount), you get to walk around the main room. The outside is more gothic and the inside is more modern but both are equally beautiful. When the sun shined through the large glass windows, I couldn’t help but stop for a moment and just take in all the amazing colors. I would suggest paying more money and going up in the elevators. The inside was cool but you’d get more bang for your buck going in an elevator to the top. This is also one of Antoni Gaudi’s works.

Las Ramblas- the place to be if you enjoy shopping and eating. This street has all your FC Barcelona needs to a postcard to send home, as well as famous fashion designer’s stores. If you can imagine it, you can find it on Las Ramblas. The restaurants range from Burger King to authentic Spanish foods like my favorite, paella de pollo. I would suggest staying away from the tent restaurants in the middle walkway. It may seem like a good deal, but there are a lot of strings attached.

Beach- if you know me, you know the beach/ out in the ocean is my favorite place to be. So, of course, I loved the beach. Besides the fact that the water was still freezing cold. It had a very LA vibe to it. The sunset was amazing and it was not over crowded, which was nice.

La Boquería- wow. Just wow. This was the largest, and most crowded market I’ve ever been in. The fruit and chocolates looked amazing. I got a freshly squeezed juice and it was fabulous. I could have done without watching a lady chop up a fish, including the head, but it all comes with the experience. This market is the perfect place to add to your itenerary. You could spend 30 minutes here or hours, it’s up to you, but there is plenty to see and take in.

When in Spain, Barcelona is a must. It will exceed your expectations and it is unlike any other place! If you’ve been to Barcelona before, comment your favorites places you visited.

XO,

B

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