Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Barcelona {1/2}

We just returned from a 10 day holiday to Spain Catalonia. Just a few words to describe this part of the world are colourful, loud, casual, rugged, and delicious. I'd go back in a heartbeat, as long as I could take my handsome travel companion.

Barcelona was first on our itinerary. We stayed on the Gran Via hosted by Joaquin at Casa de Billy. On our must-see list? Anything Gaudi, La Rambla, the Barri Gotic area, and the Picasso Museum. And of course, we wanted to eat well. We also added an afternoon siesta to our itinerary each day, per Garrick's request.

So, I'll let our photos do most of the talking.


La Rambla:
This walk goes through the middle of the city and is lined with trees and shops. It's mostly expensive and touristy, but a cool environment nonetheless. It begins at Pl Catalunya and ends at the beach. We went several times and enjoying seeing it at night with our friend and local Oriol, who Garrick met in German class last semester.

La Boqueria:
This market is located just off La Rambla. We went again and again. You'll see why:

La Sagrada Familia:
We got our first glimpse of this basilica walking up the stairs from the Metro. It's without a doubt the most incredible architecture we've ever seen. Not an inch is left untouched by Gaudi's imagination. Still under construction, they estimate completion in 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death.

That's all for now - lots more to come!

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