Spain, Barcelona Guide (B): Travel Diary: Barcelona

Travel Diary: Barcelona
One of our main goals for our time abroad is to explore as much as possible, so we’ve agreed that every long weekend we’ll be off on an adventure. Our first, back in November, was Barcelona. Neither Dave nor I had ever been to Barcelona, so we were really looking forward to having three whole days to see all that it had to offer.

We stayed at a smaller hostal in the north of the city and spent out days walking the streets enjoying all of the different neighbourhoods and their distinct charms. From Gràcia to La Barceloneta, and along Las Ramblas, we tried to spend a little time in each area to get a full view of life in Barcelona.

An expansive city, I could write about Barcelona for days, but for the sake of being concise, I thought I would share my three favourite things we did/saw/experienced in Barcelona.Sagrada Familia

In many ways, Barcelona is a living tribute to Antoni Gaudi, but nothing exemplifies that more than the iconic (and still-in-progress) Sagrada Familia. Started in 1882, the Basilica is STILL under construction; construction hit the mid-way point in 2010, and the hope is that it is complete somewhere between 2020 and 2040.

In this day and age it’s hard to believe that a project can remain unfinished 133 years after it was started, but upon walking up to the Basilica and seeing the intricate detail it starts to make sense.

We hadn’t planned on taking a tour of the Basilica, but when we first saw it in person, we knew it would be worth ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel Diary: Barcelona
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sagrada Familia   Montjüic   Olympic Stadium   Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya   Plaça d'Espanya   La Boqueria   Las Ramblas  
Author: Kate Slean
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