Alas, it is the final day of our trip: Barcelona.
Barcelona has a small town spirit in a big city location. Thankfully, we had the opportunity to spend a few days in the city, and it didn’t disappoint. From the delicious local beer, Estrella, to the absurd churches and sights, Barcelona is a romantic city through and through.
We visited some stunning sights, drank some delicious Spanish reds, and ate some delish paella. I frankly don’t have much to write about Barcelona, because she was just a joy to behold. We did truly enjoy our tour of La Pedrera, designed by Gaudi, and it’s spectacular architecture. Unfortunately, la Sagrada Familia was under much construction when we passed, so we only took some photos and marveled at its glory.
Yes, you’re seeing it right: we did in fact do a bus tour a la those tourists in NYC. Don’t judge – it was well worth it, and on a beautiful day it was a fun way to take in the city from side to side, up and down.
With all that said, visiting a true flamenco music and dance show had to be the highlight of Barcelona (and a top 5 experience on the entire trip). The intensity and buildup of the dances were spectacular, and I can still hear the rhythmic, loud, repeated dancing/stomping in my head. I loved it.