Last week I visited Barcelona, Spain for the first time with a friend and we didn't have many set plans for our 3 and a half days there. We had tickets to see Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia, but other than that we thought we'd just walk around and explore the city. I think the best way to see a new place is to travel by foot through the streets and take everything in as you wander around. We did exactly that and saw the Gothic Quarter, the beach, and more of Gaudi's architecture around the city. Instead of explaining all that we saw, I think pictures do a better job of showing what we did. Here's some photos and highlights from this trip:
We made it to Park Güell at sunrise when it was a lot less crowded and so beautiful.
Strolling down the Barceloneta Beach. We were lucky and it was about 70 degrees almost every day there.
Barcelona's own Arc de Triomf, very different from the one in Paris but still impressive.
After walking around inside the Sagrada Familia there's a museum underneath that explains the history behind it, and that it's not expected to be completed until 2026.
There were so many street performs out and this guy was crazy talented.
I couldn't take enough photos at Park Güell because it was just so beautiful and I was in awe at Güell and Gaudi's work. Half of it was under construction but we still saw just about everything including this popular view of Barcelona. Already can't wait till my next trip to Spain, just need to work on my Spanish first.