Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Discover Barcelona

With all the travel I have done in Europe, prior to my most recent trip I had never visited Spain. Spain is one of the most popular countries to visit, second to France. I recently traveled to Spain, specifically Barcelona for a taste of the Mediterranean. 

I left the dreary New York weather behind for mostly sunny skies and 60 degree temperatures. I could definitely get used to the Mediterranean climate! Barcelona is hands down a beautiful city. It actually reminded me a lot of Los Angeles; there are beaches, hills with winding roads and large homes, a city center, and a touch of smog.

The architecture, in my opinion, was a main focal point of the city. Gothic churches fill the old section of the city, and Gaudi buildings, such as the famed Sagrada Famillia, are spread across the entire city. I can definitely see why many people fall in love with this city. Getting lost in the narrow, winding streets of the Gothic District is fun rather than stressful and worrisome. 

The Spanish lifestyle is as you may have heard, slow and relaxing. Friends and I would enjoy tapas and a bottle of Cava in the afternoon for hours, with no rush by the waitstaff. I got to explore some local, trendy hotspots thanks to a friend that was living there and in town at the same time!  I dont want to bombard you with photos, so perhaps I will make a little Barcelona series.

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  1. I just adored following along with you on instagram while you were in Barcelona. I have heard such wonderful things about the city! :)

  2. Spain is the only European country I've ever visited. I arrived in Madrid and departed from Barcelona - but only reluctantly. Really, I wouldn't have been sad if I could never leave.

    Some day, you'll have to visit Torremolinos for an entirely different sort of Mediterranean experience. For one thing, it's packed with UK and Irish tourists. You can have fish & chips and a Guinness while watching football in the pub without leaving Spain.

  3. Looked beautiful. I know you loved it.


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