I spent five nights in Barcelona. Being my longest stay in one spot, I naturally have fallen in love! The architecture, the people, the food...THE SANGRIA!
This was my first trip to Europe, and I was so very excited to see the architecture, and Barcelona didn't disappoint.
My hotel was located in the area called Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarter. It is defined by several cathedrals and churches (like a dozen or more in a square mile), it's tight, winding streets, and remarkable buildings. The streets are lined with restaurants and bars, and opportunity upon opportunity to shop. The Picaso Museum was a short walk from my hotel. It was on my (very short) list of must-sees. Instead...I decided to go to the beach the day I was supposed to hit up the museum. I did walk by it though...
I think my favorite part about Barcelona, besides the AMAZING people I met, was Mercat St. Josef, the market. Each morning, I would wander through, buy some fresh fruit and maybe a jamon y queso baguette for breakfast, and watch...just watch. Absolutely fascinating...
|Aren't they cute??|
The food...holy goodness friends, holy goodness! Some amazing flavors that I can't even put into words!
New friends, beaches, exploring a place that I've had in my heart for 20 years...this was the beginning of an incredible journey!!
|Beach in Castelldefels|
So tell me...what place is in your heart? Where do you long to travel to, no matter how near or far?
Have an awesome day!