Barcelona (2016)

Continuation of Winter 2016 Europe Trip

BARCELONA: Days 3-4

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My friend from London and I took a very early flight (after no sleep by me – got used to running on an average of 2 hours of sleep a night!) to visit Barcelona for a few days. It wasn’t as warm as we expected, but still much better than chilly London!

As soon as we checked into our cute AirBnb, which was very central to the Gothic District, we headed up to Park Guell – a bit away out of the city and required a strenuous walk uphill from where the train dropped us of, but totally worth it! The park was so peaceful with Spanish musicians and painters doing their craft, and of course we visited the main attraction – the Monumental Zone (tickets 6 Euro).

After a few pictures of the beautiful aqueducts and Gaudi’s mosaic creations, we headed back to the old part of the city for some TAPAS AND SANGRIA (yum!). We loved the tapas bars, where you ordered what you wanted yourself and everything was relatively cheap

We explored the rest of the Gothic Quarter at night, visited La Boqueria (the night market), Parc de la Ciutadella, and many cathedrals. And, we ate paella for dinner (can you tell that my favorite part of Barcelona was the food??)

dsc_2175dsc_2170dsc_2164The next day we woke up relatively early (after no sleep from me again- curse you, jet lag!) and visited the interior of La Sagrada Familia and Casa Balto. Although pricey, I highly recommend going into Casa Balto – Gaudi’s work is magnificent and so intricate: the entire house has no straight lines!

At night, we had more delicious tapas and caught a local flamenco show. Beautiful!

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