We knew we were going to enjoy Barcelona, but little did we realize just how much!
After spending so much time in Florida, we felt right at home when we got off the plane and everybody was speaking Spanish. So much easier than German!
We opted for public transit and managed to make it to our apartment with little fuss. We were also able to use one of the big red hop-on/hop-off buses to see the parts outside of the city that weren’t easily accessible by foot, saving the cost and hassle of a rental car – very european!
Since Barcelona is right on the Balearic Sea, there is an amazing port with the usual gazillion-dollar yachts and the associated people-watching. Even though we were here at Christmas during the low tourist season, there were plenty of tourists to make the people watching very enjoyable!
Of far more interest are the historical sections of town – the famous La Sagrada Familia church, the Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, and of course Parc Guell.
While we managed to hit all of the highlights and a few hidden gems, Barcelona is definitely on our return list soon!
Other Barcelona Photo Posts
Rockin’ It Out
Let Er Fly
Cerveza and a View, Please
City By The Sea
Go Big or Go Home
This Monk Parakeet peeks out at me from his nest in the bushes at Parc Guell. These noisy birds are everywhere in the park and surrounding area, and we would see flocks of they flying over La Rambla in the mornings.
Tearing It Up
In The Sticks
Buoy With Class
My Run-Around Boat
If the Dilbar is a bit out of your price range, perhaps the 280ft Pacific is more accessible. Sadly you’ll forego the 25-meter pool and a host of other amenities, but you can cry all the way to the bank with the sacks of gold you saved.